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Success! Myint from Burma raised $1,500 to fund arm surgery.

Myint
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Myint's treatment was fully funded on September 26, 2017.

Photo of Myint post-operation

September 28, 2017

Myint underwent arm surgery.

Since her surgery, Myint’s arm does not hurt and she is happy that she received successful treatment. She is looking forward to returning home and spending time with her family.

“Thank you very much for paying for my surgery,” she says.

Since her surgery, Myint’s arm does not hurt and she is happy that she received successful treatment. She is looking forward to returning ho...

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August 1, 2017

Myint is a 33-year-old woman from Burma who recently moved to Mae Sot, Thailand with her husband and 10-month-old son for her husband to find work. Myint’s husband works in construction, and she currently stays home to look after their baby. Her seven-year-old son lives with her mother back in their village in Burma.

A few weeks ago, noticing that it was starting to rain, Myint rushed outside to bring in laundry. As she was hurrying out, she slipped and fell in front of her house, breaking her forearm.

On August 1, surgeons will perform an open reduction internal fixation procedure to realign and stabilize Myint’s broken bone, allowing her arm to heal properly. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, requests $1,500 to fund Myint’s treatment.

Myint hopes for successful treatment so that she can look after her baby and, when he is old enough, get back to work. She hopes to soon be able to earn enough money to send back home to her mother and son in Burma.

Myint is a 33-year-old woman from Burma who recently moved to Mae Sot, Thailand with her husband and 10-month-old son for her husband to fin...

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Myint's Timeline

  • August 1, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Myint was submitted by Kiat at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • August 1, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Myint 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.

  • August 18, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Myint's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 26, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Myint's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 28, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Myint's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
ORIF
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

The patient has broken bones and experiences pain and swelling.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

The patient will experience decreased mobility. He or she will not be able to do normal daily activities.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Many people in remote areas try to fix broken legs and arms by themselves. They also visit spiritual healers or traditional massagers. Sometimes, broken bones heal in incorrect positions.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

After a series of x-rays, the doctor decides to perform fracture repair surgery.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Healing takes time. When the bones have completely healed, patients will resume their normal activities without pain or swelling.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Potential side effects include allergic response, infection, malignancy, and osteoporosis.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Many of our medical partner's patients live in remote areas. They cannot afford or access treatment because it is only available in large cities.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If the broken bones are not fixed, the patient will spend his or her life in pain. Decreased mobility will cause the patient to require help from others.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.