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Mu from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund a tumor removal on his leg.

Mu
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Mu's treatment was fully funded on February 18, 2022.
February 20, 2022

Mu underwent a tumor surgery on his leg.

Mu received a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to confirm his diagnosis and stayed in mandatory quarantine for one week as he had traveled to the hospital from another province. After his quarantine was over, he was able to be in the general hospital ward and have his treatment move forward. Mu was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his thigh bone just above his knee joint. His surgeon found that the mass was very large and he was able to take a tissue sample for a biopsy. Mu has also been recommended to have chemotherapy to help treat his condition. He started the treatment, but hasn’t been feeling well, so is currently back home and resting while they plan for his continued care.

His brother said, “Thank you very much to BCMF organisation for arranging my brother’s treatment in Chiang Mai. If he had never gone to Chiang Mai, we would still not know what his diagnosis is. With your help, we know what his diagnosis is as he underwent many types of tests.. We would like to thank the donors for paying for my brother’s treatment. Now, we do not know what will happen to him but thank you for helping him. We will try to spend time with him and try to make him happy while he is still with us.”

Mu received a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to confirm his diagnosis and stayed in mandatory quarantine for one week as he had traveled t...

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December 16, 2021

Mu is a 17-year-old boy who lives with his sister in Mae Sot, Thailand. Before that, he lived with his parents, one older sister, two younger brothers and one younger sister in a refugee camp. His sister works at a non-governmental organisation helping others in need.

Around mid-August, Mu woke up one morning with pain in his left knee. At first he thought that the pain would go away on its own and that it was nothing serious. However, when the pain remained a few days later, he told his sister about it. His sister bought him a type of Burmese pain reliever balm to apply on his knee. He applied the balm for a week, but he did not feel any better. When he and his sister noticed that his left knee had become slightly swollen his sister called their father. Mu’s father told them that it could be an ulcer and suggested that they go to a hospital or buy him pain medication to reduce swelling. His sister bought the medication their father had suggested at a pharmacy, and Mu took it for a week. However, he did not feel better, and the swelling did not decrease.

Mu was able to have an MRI at Chiang Mai Hospital and now the doctor recommends he undergo surgery to remove a tumor on his left knee. Mu sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund and is now scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on December 17th. He is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care which will enable him to get off of using crutches and back to feeling well again.

Mu said, “After I heard from the doctor that my leg does not need to be amputated, I feel so happy.”

Mu is a 17-year-old boy who lives with his sister in Mae Sot, Thailand. Before that, he lived with his parents, one older sister, two younge...

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Mu's Timeline

  • December 16, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 17, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mu received 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.

  • December 17, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 18, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mu's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 20, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mu. Read the update.

Treatment
Removal of Benign Tumor
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,080 for Mu's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,580 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,326
Medical Staff
$475
Medication
$7
Supplies
$400
Travel
$112
Labs
$86
Radiology
$567
Other
$107

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