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Success! Ma Cho from Thailand raised $414 to fund a CT scan.

Ma Cho
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  • $414 raised, $0 to go
$414
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ma Cho's treatment was fully funded on December 29, 2016.

Photo of Ma Cho post-operation

January 24, 2017

Ma Cho underwent a CT scan.

Unfortunately, the result of the scan shows that she has cervical cancer. She will seek further treatment for her condition. Ma Cho would like to thank every donor who helped pay for her CT scan.

“Thank you to the donors who helped pay for my CT scan,” she says. “I wish you all the best.”

Unfortunately, the result of the scan shows that she has cervical cancer. She will seek further treatment for her condition. Ma Cho would li...

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October 25, 2016

Ma Cho, a 53-year-old Burmese woman, moved to Thailand eight years ago in search of better job opportunities. Recently, she was referred to our medical partner for an investigative CT scan.

A few months ago, Ma Cho began to experience abnormal symptoms. By September, she was experiencing heavy bleeding, pain, and dizziness. Ma Cho found herself constantly tired and had difficulty sleeping. A local midwife diagnosed her with an infection and gave her medication to treat the pain. However, her symptoms did not improve.

At the local hospital, Ma Cho underwent a pap smear, a ECG, an x-ray, and blood and urine tests. Unfortunately, the pap smear showed evidence of cervical cancer. On October 26, she underwent a CT (computerized tomography) scan to gather more information.

Ma Cho’s family, especially her daughter, is very concerned about her health. However, they are very encouraging and supportive. Her sons live at home and work as day laborers, but they cannot afford to pay for their mother’s $414 CT scan.

“I am looking forward to feeling better, so I can take care of my house and my grandchildren again,” says Ma Cho. “I love playing with them and making sure they are safe. I also want to go to the monastery to pray and meditate on the future.”

Ma Cho, a 53-year-old Burmese woman, moved to Thailand eight years ago in search of better job opportunities. Recently, she was referred to ...

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Ma Cho's Timeline

  • October 25, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 26, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ma Cho received treatment at Mae Sot General 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 30, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ma Cho's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 29, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ma Cho's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ma Cho's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
CT Scan OPD
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $414 for Ma Cho's treatment
Hospital Fees
$38
Medical Staff
$28
Medication
$0
Supplies
$348

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