Success! U Pyin from Burma raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

U Pyin
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U Pyin's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2022.
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June 23, 2022

Photo of U Pyin post-operation

December 14, 2022

U Pyin underwent life-saving heart surgery.

Before surgery, U Pyin could not breathe well and felt tired. He would have headaches and chest pain. He had no appetite, and he could not s...

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U Pyin's Timeline

  • June 23, 2022

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

  • June 24, 2022

    U Pyin 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.

  • June 28, 2022

    U Pyin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2022

    U Pyin's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 14, 2022

    U Pyin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Nashon is a farmer, a husband, and a father of one. He grows potatoes while his wife is a hair salonist. Nashon dropped out of school in grade 8 because of lack of funds at home. The young family is hardworking but since Nashon fractured his leg, he hasn’t been able to work in his farm and he is relied on as the breadwinner of his family. His wife says “It has not been easy for me since he broke his leg. I have to work extra hard to feed my family since he is the pillar of our family.” Their family lives in a single room house with grass as its roof. One month ago, Nashon experienced a severe road traffic accident that costed him a right tibia fracture. Nashon was a passenger in a motorbike which lost control and clenched into a ditch. He sustained an open fracture in his right leg. He was rushed to Kapsowar Hospital where he needed emergency surgery to clean his wounds. He was discharged with a cast to recover at home. Three weeks later, Nashon returned to hospital for a normal checkup. During the visit, It was recognized that his fracture had not healed and he needs a surgery to heal and stabilize a broken bone. Nashon is unable to use his leg, work, and provide for his family. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. If Nashon undergoes a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation, Nashon will be able to use his leg, work and provide for his family. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1145 to fund this procedure. Nashon says, "It has been hard to carry out my normal duties especially going to my farm. I look forward to getting well so that I can support my family.”

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