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Success! Cho from Burma raised $694 to treat a severe infection and restore her mobility.

Cho
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  • $694 raised, $0 to go
$694
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$0
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Fully funded
Cho's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2021.

Photo of Cho post-operation

February 22, 2022

Cho underwent surgery to treat a severe infection and restore her mobility.

Prior to receiving treatment, Cho was in a lot of pain as a result of a severe infection on her heel. Her pain had become so intense that she was unable to stand, eat, or sleep well as a result. Now however, after successful treatment, Cho is able to stand, and walk with the help of a walker. Most importantly, she is no longer living in a great deal of pain.

Cho said, “My family takes good care of me, so I don’t need to do anything at home yet. When I recover, I hope to open a shop and sell things like oils, chili and snacks. I will support my family as much as I can in the future. Thank you very much all of the donors for the successful treatment.”

Prior to receiving treatment, Cho was in a lot of pain as a result of a severe infection on her heel. Her pain had become so intense that sh...

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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 OCCURRED

    Cho received 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.

  • December 21, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cho's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 22, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Cho's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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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