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Thaung is a day laborer from Burma who needs $694 to fund mobility restoring foot surgery.

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July 24, 2020

Thaung is a 57-year-old man who lives with his relatives in a village in Burma. He has two daughters and two sons from his previous marriage. He works as an agricultural day laborer earning around 17,500 kyat (approx 17.50 USD) in a month. This income is not enough to cover his daily needs nor pay for basic health care. One of his daughters, who works as a day laborer in the market, supports him partially. However, she is not able to give him a lot of money as she needs to support her own family as well.

In June 2020, Thaung was working in the field. While working, his sandal slipped off and he stepped on a stick which cut the sole of his right foot. He treated the cut with traditional medicine but over time his right foot became swollen and painful. He also developed a fever and chills. He then went to a nearby clinic for treatment but he did not feel better. His friends then suggested that he seek treatment at Mawlamyine Christine Leprosy Hospital (MCLH).

When Thaung arrived at MCLH, the doctor assessed his right foot and saw that the wound had now become infected and swollen. The wound also emitted a foul smell. The doctor diagnosed him with an ulcer as well as diabetes, and said he needed to receive surgery. When his daughter agreed to borrow money to pay for it, Thaung underwent a wound debridement surgery. Following the operation, he had the dressing on his wound changed daily. However, later on the doctor told him that he hand to undergo surgery for a second time. When Thaung told the doctor neither he nor his daughter could afford to pay for his second surgery, the doctor referred him to MCLH’s partner organization, Burma Children Medical Fund, for assistance accessing the surgery.

Currently the ulcer on Thaung’s right sole is not healing well. He is also worried about borrowing any more money because he cannot earn enough to pay back a loan. Fortunately our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, can help. Now, they are asking for your help to fund Thuang’s $694 medical treatment.

Thaung is a 57-year-old man who lives with his relatives in a village in Burma. He has two daughters and two sons from his previous marriag...

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Thaung's Timeline

  • July 24, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Thaung was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • July 24, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Thaung was scheduled to receive treatment at Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy 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.

  • July 27, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thaung's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Thaung is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Thaung's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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

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