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Success! Aye from Burma raised $1,500 to fund an amputation.

Aye
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Aye's treatment was fully funded on September 25, 2018.

Photo of Aye post-operation

September 9, 2018

Aye underwent an amputation.

Since having surgery, Aye’s health condition has improved significantly. She is able to walk around and she is no longer in pain.

Aye said, “Now, I can do my daily activities by myself. As my symptom has healed, the burden caused by my condition is now gone. I want to go to a meditation center when I am fully recovered.”

Since having surgery, Aye's health condition has improved significantly. She is able to walk around and she is no longer in pain. Aye sa...

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July 19, 2018

Aye is a 66-year old woman from Burma. She is married and has three daughters and one son. Her husband, her son, her daughter-in-law, and her three grandsons are living together in one household.

Aye used to make sweets and sell them at the market. But about ten years ago, she had to stop her work because she started to experience general weakness. Aye was diagnosed with diabetes two years ago. The diabetes caused an ulcer on her right foot in 2017, for which she received treatment at our medical partner’s care center.

However, at the end of June, Aye noticed another small ulcer on her left foot. She went to the care center again to seek treatment. She was examined, provided with medication, and sent back home. During the next seven days, her ulcer became worse. Now, she needs to have her toe amputated to prevent the ulcer from spreading.

The procedure is scheduled for July 20 and will cost $1,500.

Aye is a 66-year old woman from Burma. She is married and has three daughters and one son. Her husband, her son, her daughter-in-law, and he...

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Aye's Timeline

  • July 19, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 20, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Aye received 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 20, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aye's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 09, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Aye's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 25, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aye's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $4,397 for Aye's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,897 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$3,558
Medical Staff
$108
Medication
$2
Supplies
$158
Travel
$16
Labs
$20
Radiology
$5
Other
$530
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Diagnosis involves broken bones, pain, and swelling.

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

Broken bones lead to decreased mobility. Patients are unable to do their normal daily activities.

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

Most people in remote areas try to fix the broken legs/arms by themselves. People go to spiritual healers or traditional massagers for healing. Sometimes the broken bone heals, but not in the correct position.

  • 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 then decides on surgery.

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

Healing takes time, especially for bones. When the bones have completely healed, patients will be able to get back to their normal activities without pain and/or swelling.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Risks include allergic response, infection, malignancy (very rare), osteoporosis, and migration.

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

Since most of our medical partner's patients come from remote areas of Burma, the treatment is not easily accessible, as it is only available in big cities like Rangoon. Patients cannot afford the high cost of surgery.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

None. If the broken bones are not fixed, patients will have to spend their lives in pain. If the swelling turns out to be malignant then it will spread faster, costing the patient’s life.

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