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Success! Khin from Burma raised $694 to fund debridement surgery so she can walk again and return to her joyous life with her family.

Khin
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  • $694 raised, $0 to go
$694
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$0
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Fully funded
Khin's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2022.

Photo of Khin post-operation

December 19, 2022

Khin underwent debridement surgery so she can walk again and return to her joyous life with her family.

Khin’s surgery was a success, and she is recovering well! Before her surgery, Khin experienced a lot of pain and swelling in her left foot. She could not stand or walk. After her surgery, she no longer experiences any pain or swelling in her foot, and she can move around again with the help of a walker.

Khin shared, “I feel very sad about losing my small toe [when amputated]. My family takes good care of me, so I don’t need to do any of the chores at home. If I recover fully, I will live happily with my family for the rest of my life. I would like to say that I am very thankful to all the donors and BCMF for supporting my surgery.”

Khin's surgery was a success, and she is recovering well! Before her surgery, Khin experienced a lot of pain and swelling in her left foot. ...

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July 14, 2022

Khin is a sweet and loving grandmother from Burma who helps her family manage their household. She lives with her daughter, her two sons, her two daughters-in-law, and her beautiful granddaughter. One of her daughters-in-law will give birth in the coming days, and her other daughter helps manage the household along with Khin. Both of her sons work as day laborers. Some of Khin’s favorite ways to spend her time are praying and playing with her sweet six-month-old granddaughter.

This past February, Khin’s small toe on her left foot was amputated at our medical partner’s care center, Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH), due to a severe ulcer. In July, she developed another ulcer near where her small toe was amputated. Because of her condition, Khin is experiencing pain and swelling in her left foot. She also has little appetite and difficulty sleeping. She currently cannot put any weight on that foot, meaning she has not been able to walk.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is helping Khin receive treatment. On July 15th, surgeons will perform a debridement, a surgery that will remove the damaged tissue from her foot, to help her walk and live free of pain. Now, Khin needs help funding this $694 procedure.

Khin shares, “I want to be healthy because I am old, and I don’t want to make any problems for my family. Thank you so much to all the donors who are supporting my free treatment. I hope that my condition will heal fully after surgery. I just want to live happily with my family for the rest of my life.”

Khin is a sweet and loving grandmother from Burma who helps her family manage their household. She lives with her daughter, her two sons, he...

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Khin's Timeline

  • July 14, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 15, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khin 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.

  • July 15, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 19, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Khin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 25, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khin's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Wound Debridement
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $694 for Khin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$225
Medical Staff
$112
Medication
$128
Supplies
$188
Travel
$6
Labs
$5
Radiology
$0
Other
$30

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