Kyaw Soe is a 46-year-old father from Burma. He is married and has three daughters and a son. Kyaw Soe’s wife sells a traditional breakfast dish to support the family. Until recently, Kyaw Soe was working in a factory. He can no longer work after being injured on the job.
Last December, Kyaw Soe was working when he fell on a fan and cut his left leg. Three years prior, Kyaw Soe had broken that leg in another workplace accident, and had a metal rod inserted to stabilize his leg. His recent wound has failed to heal properly, leaving the metal rod exposed.
On March 14, Kyaw Soe will undergo surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, our medical partner’s care center, to remove the metal rod from his leg. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is asking for $1,500 to fund his surgery and the accompanying medical supply, physician, and lab fees.
Kyaw Soe and his wife are hopeful that the surgery will go well and that he will be able to return to work.