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Cho is a homemaker from Burma who needs $694 to treat a severe infection and restore her mobility.

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September 30, 2021

Cho is a 50-year-old woman who lives with her husband and their three children in Burma. Cho is a homemaker, and her three children are students. However, their school is currently closed due to the ongoing political and humanitarian crisis in the country. Her husband used to work as a day labourer in Mawlamyine City but stopped working a few months ago because he was afraid of the military arresting him. To support his family, he goes fishing everyday near their village. From selling any surplus fish, he is able to earn about 100,000 kyat (approx. 100 USD) per month. This income is not enough to cover their daily needs or pay for basic health care, but they are working hard to get by.

A few months ago, Cho noticed that she had a blister on her left heel. A few days later it burst and became an ulcer. Although she wanted to see a doctor, most of the public clinics and hospitals were closed, and she also could not afford to pay for treatment at them.

In early September 2021, she went to a pharmacy nearby to buy medication for her diabetes but they could only provide her with painkillers and cleaning solution for the wound. At home, Cho cleaned the ulcer, but it continued to worsen.

One day, her neighbour told her to go to Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH), where she could receive affordable and good services. Cho borrowed money and went to MCLH. She was admitted on September 28th 2021, and the doctor examined her left heel and saw that her heel was swollen and that the ulcer had pus in it. The doctor then scheduled her to undergo surgery on September 30th 2021 to clean the ulcer and remove any necrotic tissue so she can heal.

Our care center is requesting $694 to fund of Cho’s wound debridement surgery, including her hospital stay and all other medical costs.

Currently, Cho is in a lot of pain. When the temperature is cooler, especially at night, the pain worsens. If she does not take pain medication, she cannot sleep at night. Cho said, “When I heard donors may support my surgery, I felt very happy. Even though we have not met you in person, I want to thank you so much for helping me. I just want to live a healthy and happy life with my family.”

Cho is a 50-year-old woman who lives with her husband and their three children in Burma. Cho is a homemaker, and her three children are stud...

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Cho's Timeline

  • September 30, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 30, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Cho was scheduled to receive treatment at Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy 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.

  • September 30, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Cho's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Cho is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Wound Debridement
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $694 for Cho's treatment
Hospital Fees
$225
Medical Staff
$112
Medication
$128
Supplies
$188
Travel
$6
Labs
$5
Radiology
$0
Other
$30

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