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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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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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Janeth

Janeth is a two-year-old girl and the youngest in a family of two children. Her father is a small-scale farmer, while her mother has a few cattle whose milk she sells to buy food and other commodities. They also harvest and sell some of their crops to earn money. They are living in a harsh environment, but they try to manage on a day-to-day basis. Janeth was involved in an accident last year where she sustained severe burns. Her mother had made porridge for breakfast. She took the pot off the fire and placed it at a corner to cool down so that she could feed Janeth. As she went out to clean the plates Janeth took a cup and tried to take porridge by herself from the pot. She dipped her hand in the pot of hot porridge and while pulling her hand out, some of the porridge spilled on her left foot. Her mother ran inside when she heard Janeth crying, but she had already been badly burned. Her mother gave her first aid and rushed her to the nearest clinic where she got treatment that helped with the open wounds. The wounds have healed, but left her with scars that make her left-hand fingers hard to use, and the toe on her left food was disfigured. A relative who saw Janeth advised her mother to seek treatment at our medical partner's care center ALMC (The Plaster House). Janeth was diagnosed with burn scar contracture on her left hand and left foot. Her hand needs a release surgery with skin grafting because her fingers are webbed, and the fifth toe of her left foot needs to be amputated because it causes pain when she tries to wear shoes. Her mother cannot afford the $1,088 cost of treatment and is asking for help. Janeth’s mother says, "I had to convince my husband to let me come and seek treatment for our daughter. I am not at peace every time I think of her.”

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$726raised
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