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Success! Dah from Burma raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Dah
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Dah's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Dah post-operation

February 13, 2018

Dah underwent fracture repair surgery.

Since the surgery, Dah feels a lot better. She doesn’t feel pain anymore, and she believes that she can return home and help her husband with household chores. In the near future, Dah can look after her sons, and Dah’s husband can return to his work.

“Once I am fully recovered, I will go back to work on the farm, feeding my pigs and chicken, and I will cook and collect leaves to make the roof,” said Dah.

Since the surgery, Dah feels a lot better. She doesn’t feel pain anymore, and she believes that she can return home and help her husband wit...

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December 14, 2017

Dah is a 43-year-old woman from Burma. The family owns a piece of land, which Dah’s husband and her five siblings use to grow crops and rice paddies and raise chickens and pigs .As the family lives from their land, they don’t have a monthly income.

This July, Dah attended her aunt’s funeral and had to walk home at night. Because it was raining, she decided to run, but she slipped and broke her left arm. Dah went to a traditional healer, who applied a mixture of tamarind and wine on her arm. Her arm did not heal properly. Currently, Dah feels pain and she cannot take care of her sons.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Dah will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for December 23 and will cost $1,500. This surgery will help Dah heal successfully.

Dah says, “I hope to get better soon so I can take care of my children again, and let my husband go back to work.”

Dah is a 43-year-old woman from Burma. The family owns a piece of land, which Dah's husband and her five siblings use to grow crops and rice...

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Dah's Timeline

  • December 14, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dah was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • December 15, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 12, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dah received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital. 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.

  • February 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dah's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 13, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
ORIF
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

The patient has broken bones and experiences pain and swelling.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

The patient will experience decreased mobility. He or she will not be able to do normal daily activities.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Many people in remote areas try to fix broken legs and arms by themselves. They also visit spiritual healers or traditional massagers. Sometimes, broken bones heal in incorrect positions.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

After a series of x-rays, the doctor decides to perform fracture repair surgery.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Healing takes time. When the bones have completely healed, patients will resume their normal activities without pain or swelling.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Potential side effects include allergic response, infection, malignancy, and osteoporosis.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Many of our medical partner's patients live in remote areas. They cannot afford or access treatment because it is only available in large cities.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If the broken bones are not fixed, the patient will spend his or her life in pain. Decreased mobility will cause the patient to require help from others.

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