Chaw underwent a wound debridement on her foot.
Before her surgery, the skin around Chaw’s wound was red and infected. She had a fever and experienced severe pain in her left foot, especially at night. She had a lot of difficulty walking because of the pain and she felt sad that she could not do her chores or take care of her children.
After Chaw’s surgery, her condition has significantly improved. She no longer experiences pain in her left foot at night and she no longer worries that it might be amputated. She is very happy that the doctor was able to save her foot and that she is now able to walk again without pain. She can resume her housework and she can look after her two children again. Chaw’s family is very happy to see that her foot has healed well, and she is happy to spend time with her family without pain or worry.
In the future, Chaw plans to open a small shop in her home, where she will sell snacks and dry foods to increase her family’s income. Chaw said, “When I was sick and admitted at the hospital, my two children had to stay with their grandmother, and I really missed them. Now, I can take care of them, and spend time with them. In the future, I want to work hard and send my children to school. I would like to say thank you very much to the donors who funded my treatment. Now, I am well again. Thank you all so much.”
Before her surgery, the skin around Chaw's wound was red and infected. She had a fever and experienced severe pain in her left foot, especia...
Chaw is a 35-year-old woman who lives with her husband and two children in Burma. Her husband is a fisherman, who earns 10,000 kyat (approx. 10 USD) per day selling his catch at the market. However, she shared that since the coup d’état in February, he cannot work because he is afraid of being taken away. Her husband has tried to find other work, but nobody wants to hire him because they also have the same problem.
About a year ago, Chaw was diagnosed with diabetes. She could not always afford to pay for medication, and only able to purchase it occasionally. One day, while she was doing household chores, she accidentally injured her left foot with a knife. The wound worsened, until she sought treatment at a local clinic, where it was recommended that she seek treatment at a hospital.
Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) is helping Chaw to receive treatment. Chaw visited BCMF’s care center where a doctor examined her foot. While examining her, the doctor diagnosed her with a diabetes-related cellulitis ulcer and recommended surgery. Currently, the skin around Chaw’s ulcer is red, she has a fever and experiences severe pain in her left foot, especially at night. On May 11th, she will undergo a wound debridement procedure, and now she needs help to fund the $694 procedure.
Chaw shared, “our family has low income during these difficult times and we cannot pay for treatment. Our two children are staying with their grandmother because my husband has to take care of me while I am admitted at the hospital.”
Chaw is a 35-year-old woman who lives with her husband and two children in Burma. Her husband is a fisherman, who earns 10,000 kyat (approx....