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Success! Kwan from Thailand raised $693 to fund a CT scan so doctors can formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Kwan
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Fully funded
Kwan's treatment was fully funded on December 19, 2022.

Photo of Kwan post-operation

December 27, 2022

Kwan underwent a CT scan so doctors can help treat her condition.

Kwan received CT scan and was ultimately diagnosed with encephalocele. After the scan, she was able to undergo an important procedure and is healing well.

Kwan’s mother said, “When I knew the result that my daughter can get treatment, I feel so happy. I worried that her condition might not be treatable. I’ve always prayed to God to help my daughter get treatment. I want to thank all the donors for supporting my daughter. I wish all of the donors to be blessed and healthy.”

Kwan received CT scan and was ultimately diagnosed with encephalocele. After the scan, she was able to undergo an important procedure and is...

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August 8, 2022

Kwan is a sweet and charming one-year-old girl who loves to dance whenever she hears music! She also likes to play with coconut leaves and pretend she is cooking with them. She lives with her parents and four brothers in Thailand. Kwan’s family fled from Karen State, Burma in 2016 due to armed conflict in their area. Her two oldest brothers and her father all work as agricultural day laborers, her other two brothers currently attend school, and her mother works as a homemaker. Her parents share that their monthly income is enough for their basic day-to-day needs, and when they feel sick, they typically use traditional medicine to manage their symptoms.

One year ago on March 1st, Kwan was born at Tha Song Yang Hospital. Immediately after birth, her mother noticed that she had a small lump between her eyes. The doctor diagnosed her with encephalocele, a condition that occurs when the neural tube does not close and causes a sac-like bulge with brain tissue and spinal fluid to poke through the skull. The mass is currently increasing in size and pressing on her nostrils.

Doctors want Kwan to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which X-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $693 to cover the cost of Kwan’s CT scan and care, which is scheduled for August 8th.

Kwan’s mother says, “I was so happy when I heard my daughter has donors who will help support her treatment. Every night I have prayed to God to help my daughter. I want to thank the organization and the donors so much for their kindness. I want my daughter to grow up the same as other people and go to school. I want her to become an educated person. I also want her to help poor communities.”

Kwan is a sweet and charming one-year-old girl who loves to dance whenever she hears music! She also likes to play with coconut leaves and p...

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Kwan's Timeline

  • August 8, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 8, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kwan 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.

  • August 9, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kwan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 19, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kwan's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 27, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kwan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
CT Scan with Admission
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $693 for Kwan's treatment
Hospital Fees
$246
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$346
Travel
$56
Other
$17

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