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U Ghwe from Burma raised $694 to fund a wound debridement procedure.

U Ghwe
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  • $694 raised, $0 to go
$694
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
U Ghwe's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2021.
February 20, 2022

U Ghwe underwent a wound debridement procedure but later suffered a stroke.

Our medical partner just shared an update on U Ghwe that we wanted to share with you. U Ghwe underwent surgery to clean and heal his infection. He was finally able to sleep well at night and, with the medical team changing the dressing on his right foot each day, his ulcer healed and he was able to walk again. However, on the fifth day after his surgery, he suddenly fell unconscious onto his bed and his doctor diagnosed him with a stroke. Eventually, U Ghwe’s family asked the doctor to discharge him home as they could not treat him further and his right foot had healed.

U Ghwe’s niece said, “I and my aunt were very happy when we saw that my uncle’s right sole had healed. We wanted him to be able to go home and rest. I would like to say thank you to all the donors who supported my uncle’s treatment cost and tried their best to help him.”

Our medical partner just shared an update on U Ghwe that we wanted to share with you. U Ghwe underwent surgery to clean and heal his infecti...

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October 7, 2021

U Ghwe is a 70-year-old man who lives with his wife and granddaughter in Burma. His wife is ill and not able to look after household chores most of the time. His granddaughter is a student in grade 12, but since her school is closed right now, she looks after the household chores. U Ghwe is a weaver and primarily makes bamboo baskets used to carry materials for construction. The family also fishes and raises chickens.

Four years ago, U Ghwe had a stroke which left the muscles in his right foot very stiff. Although he can walk, he cannot wear sandals comfortably and instead goes barefoot. About a month ago, while cutting bamboo for weaving, he felt something bite the sole of his right foot. When he got home that evening, his foot was painful, itchy, red and swollen. Unfortunately, he did not have money to seek treatment at a clinic and eventually, the wound developed into an abscess filled with pus. A family member finally recommended that he visit our medical partner’s care center for further examination and treatment.

After examination, a doctor diagnosed him with an ulcer and told him that he has diabetes. The doctor shared with him that any injury U Ghwe sustains will not heal easily. His doctor has recommended surgery to clean the ulcer and help it to heal.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), is helping U Ghwe receive the recommended treatment. On October 7th, he will undergo a wound debridement procedure at BCMF’s care center to help his wound heal. Now, he needs help raising $694 to fund his procedure and care.

U Ghwe shared, “I do not know how long my daughter will not be able to [give] me money. Today, my daughter called me and said that my son-in-law will need to have surgery so she cannot send me money. I am the only one who can earn an income, so if I do not feel better, I will not be able to work. I am interested in working with wood. If was younger, I would learn and become a carpenter but now I feel I am too old.”

U Ghwe is a 70-year-old man who lives with his wife and granddaughter in Burma. His wife is ill and not able to look after household chores ...

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U Ghwe's Timeline

  • October 7, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    U Ghwe was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • October 7, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    U Ghwe received treatment at Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital in Burma. 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.

  • October 13, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    U Ghwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 21, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    U Ghwe's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 20, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on U Ghwe. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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

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