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Success! Than from Burma raised $1,500 to fund surgery for her fractured left leg.

Than
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Than's treatment was fully funded on January 28, 2021.

Photo of Than post-operation

December 20, 2020

Than underwent surgery for her fractured left leg.

Before surgery, Than was in a lot of pain whenever she would move her leg even a little bit. She needed her friend to help her go to the bathroom and do everyday things. Since her surgery, she feels a lot better. She is able to move her leg slowly but still has a bit of pain at the site of her surgical wound. She can also go to the bathroom by herself and uses crutches to get around.

Than said, “I am very happy that I can walk increasingly more since my surgery. I will also practice walking without crutches because I want to heal as quickly as possible.”

Before surgery, Than was in a lot of pain whenever she would move her leg even a little bit. She needed her friend to help her go to the bat...

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August 31, 2020

Than is 21-year-old woman from Burma. She is a soldier in Karen State, Burma and lives with the other soldiers in the barracks.

On July 21, Than was participating in a drill on top of a mountain. Equipped with a heavy backpack and load, they had to descend the mountain quickly in the rain. While descending, Than’s left foot slipped. While falling, she banged her equipment against her left thigh and heard a cracking noise, before falling. Than’s left leg is in a lot of pain and she cannot put any weight on her left leg. If she moves even a little bit, she shared that her pain increases. She can move her left ankle and toes, but she cannot bend her left leg. Her friend has to help her go to the bathroom and to take a shower. She cannot sleep well, her appetite has decreased, and she has noticed that she has already lost weight since the accident.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Than will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for September 1st and will cost $1,500. This procedure will help Than walk again and allow her leg to heal properly.

“I am worried about how my leg will recover, and I am worried about the surgery,” said Than.

Than is 21-year-old woman from Burma. She is a soldier in Karen State, Burma and lives with the other soldiers in the barracks. On July ...

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Than's Timeline

  • August 31, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Than was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • September 2, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Than's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 9, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Than received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital in Thailand. 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 20, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Than's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 28, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Than's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Internal Fixation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,656 for Than's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,156 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,323
Medical Staff
$660
Medication
$54
Supplies
$303
Labs
$50
Radiology
$135
Other
$131

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Evans

Evans works hard as a motorcycle taxi driver. He's the second-born in a family of five and had to drop out of school in grade 8 after his parents were unable to pay his secondary school fees. He opted to take a “Boda boda” (motorcycle taxi) job so that he could support his siblings and his children. Evans has two children that he works hard to provide for and he hopes to get married in the future. Now, he worries about not walking again. He is a hardworking and industrious man who makes ends meet for his young children. Two days ago, Evans sustained a traumatic right femur and tibia fracture after he was involved in a road traffic accident. He was rushed to the hospital for x-rays. Because he had an open wound on his femur, Evans was taken to the operating room for emergency washout surgery. A cast was placed and he was admitted to the surgical ward as doctors plan for his care. Evans is unable to walk or lift his right leg due to the fractures. He is worried that he'll continue lying in the hospital bed in a lot of pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH) can help. On September 7th, Evans will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). Evans will heal and be able to work. He'll be able to fend for himself and help out his family and children. AMH is requesting $1247 to fund this procedure. Being single and without a proper job, Evans has very little to help him undergo this surgery. He has come out to ask well-wishers to help him raise money for his surgery so that he can walk again and continue supporting his family. Evans says, “If I could be walking now, I could be out there looking for a job and supporting my family. I have faith that I will walk again."

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