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Saw Myo is a 14-year old from Burma who needs $814 to fund an MRI to treat a spinal cord injury.

Saw Myo
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November 15, 2022

Saw Myo is a 14-year-old from Burma. He lives with his grandparents, parents, two sisters, and brother. His grandparents are retired. His father farms paddy and rubber trees on their land, while his mother is a homemaker. Saw Myo and his siblings are all in school, but Saw Myo recently had to stop attending due to a medical condition.

Saw Myo has had a lump on his lower spinal cord since he was nine years old due to an injury from a slingshot. He received medicinal ointment from a traditional healer that helped with the stiffness and prevented further growth. However, Saw Myo fell off his bicycle a few years later, and the lump grew in size. His family took him to several clinics, and an X-ray indicated a potential spinal cord problem. The doctors recommended a computerized tomography (CT) scan, but due to COVID-19 policies, Saw Myo could not receive the scan. His parents continued to try and help Saw Myo receive treatment but learned that his condition could not be treated locally. Saw Myo’s mother then contacted a neighbor who worked as a medic at a clinic in Burma and began raising money for his care. The doctors want Saw Myo to undergo an MRI, which is an imaging procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of bodily organs. This scan will help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), is helping Saw Myo receive this treatment. On November 15th, he will undergo an MRI. BCMF requests $814 to cover the cost of Saw Myo’s MRI procedure and care.

Saw Myo’s mother said: “We have been so worried since we saw the mass increasing in size. It was tiring to seek treatment in Burma, and we now have borrowed a lot of money without Saw Myo having received treatment.”

Saw Myo is a 14-year-old from Burma. He lives with his grandparents, parents, two sisters, and brother. His grandparents are retired. His fa...

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Saw Myo's Timeline

  • November 15, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Saw Myo was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • November 15, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Saw Myo was scheduled to receive treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital in Thailand. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • November 18, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saw Myo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Saw Myo is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Saw Myo's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
MRI
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $814 for Saw Myo's treatment
Hospital Fees
$38
Medical Staff
$17
Medication
$0
Supplies
$715
Travel
$44

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