July 28, 2015
Soe received surgery to remove the steel rod in his femur.
“Following surgery, Soe says he can now walk well with his crutches. He now sleeps well and has less pain which is much better,” explains our medical partner, Burma Border Projects.
“Prior to his recent surgery Soe said he would feel so much pain he would get a fever, but not anymore. Two other things Soe could not do prior to surgery were: he was unable to wash his clothes nor could he use the toilet by himself. Now he can do both. Soe most wants to find a good job and earn a lot of money and he says he will do this when he can walk properly. His brother has helped him so much while he has been unable to work due to his condition and he wants to be able to work, earn money and to spoil his brother.”
Soe expresses, “I want to call my son and tell him I am better and try to see him. I would like to bow down three times and say thank you.”
"Following surgery, Soe says he can now walk well with his crutches. He now sleeps well and has less pain which is much better," explains ou...
June 25, 2015
Meet Soe, a 36-year old father from Burma. “Soe used to work as a miner before he was injured in an accident in early 2013,” says our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). “He was collecting wood in the forest and while he was up in a tree trying to cut branches for fire wood, he fell and broke his hip.”
When Soe initially went to a hospital in Burma to fix his hip, they incorrectly inserted a steel rod implant into his femur. He now “feels a lot of pain in his hip and gets a fever often. He cannot walk well and it is not easy for him to stand up or sit down.” Because of these symptoms, says BBP, “he is unable to work, and is completely dependent on family members for financial support.”
Soe needs surgery to have this femur rod removed, so he can return to work and live without pain. For $1,040, BBP can treat Soe and remove the rod.
“The botched surgery Soe received will be corrected, and he will be free of pain and able to return to work,” BBP tells us.
Meet Soe, a 36-year old father from Burma. “Soe used to work as a miner before he was injured in an accident in early 2013,” says our medica...