Success! Ko Tin from Burma raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

Ko Tin
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ko Tin's treatment was fully funded on April 30, 2024.
  • Ko Tin's story
  • Ko Tin's update
December 3, 2023

Photo of Ko Tin post-operation

May 5, 2024

Ko Tin underwent heart surgery.

Ko Tin underwent a successful heart surgery and is already feeling much better. He can walk, wash clothes, and cook. He is able to breathe b...

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Ko Tin's Timeline

  • December 3, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 3, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ko Tin received treatment at Pun Hlaing Hospital in Burma. 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 7, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ko Tin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 30, 2024
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ko Tin's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 5, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ko Tin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Chelangat is the youngest of 6 children in her family and is currently in 1st grade. Her mother is a local roadside vendor selling vegetables and other seasonal groceries in her small village to meet her children’s basic needs. Her father is a young farmer growing maize and beans which are seasonal crops. Her siblings are all currently in primary school. Chelangat was brought into Kapsowar Hospital by her mother and her cousin with complaints of pain in her right elbow, and progressive swelling. Chelangat's mother reports that on January 31st, 2024, Chelangat fell at school, injuring her elbow. She was then taken to a nearby health center twice where she was given painkillers and both times was discharged back home, although the pain kept persisting. Her family decided to come to Kapsowar Hospital for further treatment. An X-ray was done which revealed that she had a displaced upper arm fracture and developed compartment syndrome, which causes pain and could cause nerve damage. She was then put in a skin traction and the arm was elevated to help decrease the swelling as she awaits surgery. Chelangat needs to undergo surgery on her elbow so that she can be able to go back to school and continue with her studies. The surgery costs $679 and our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting funds to support this surgery. Chelangat's mother says, “My daughter is in a lot of pain, please help her so that she gets better and joins her classmates to continue with her studies.”

$220raised
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