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Ma is a hardworking mother from Burma who needs $414 to fund a CT scan to help diagnose her condition.

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July 20, 2022

Ma is a hardworking mother from Burma who enjoys spending her time cleaning her home and visiting the temple to pray. She lives with her husband and their three sons, who attend school in the village. To support their family, Ma is a homemaker, and her husband grows rice on their land to feed their family. They also raise chickens and pigs, which they sell along with the vegetables that they grow. She shares that their monthly income of 30,000 kyat (approx. 30 USD) per month is not enough to cover their daily expenses. They sometimes have to borrow money from their friend with interest and pay them back when they can.

Ma is currently experiencing pain in her lower right abdomen and back. If she walks for more than 10 to 15 minutes, she feels very tired. She also has a poor appetite and has lost weight as a result of this.

Doctors want Ma 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 diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Ma’s CT scan and care, which is scheduled for July 20th.

Ma shares, “I want to get better soon because I already miss my husband and my sons. After I get better, I plan to go back to my village and work on my land with my husband.”

Ma is a hardworking mother from Burma who enjoys spending her time cleaning her home and visiting the temple to pray. She lives with her hus...

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Ma's Timeline

  • July 20, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 20, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Ma was scheduled to receive 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.

  • July 20, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ma's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Ma is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Ma's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

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

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