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Hnin is a determined 5-year-old girl from Burma who needs $1,500 to fund surgery to regain mobility and walk more easily.

Hnin
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  • $1,180 raised, $320 to go
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November 18, 2022

Hnin is a determined 5-year-old girl from Burma. In her free time, she likes to draw pictures. Hnin lives with her grandmother and brother in Mon State. She goes to kindergarten, her brother goes to primary school, and her grandmother is a washerwoman. Hnin’s parents, who work as day laborers in Thailand, also send them money every month to help support basic needs.

Hnin was born with club foot of her left leg. With the help of Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), she underwent casting at Mawlawmyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH) to straighten her foot. Hnin’s family was told to bring her back when she was five years old as she would need another surgery to fully correct her clubfoot. Currently, Hnin still has a cast on her left leg. When she walks, she walks on the side of her left foot. Because of this, she cannot play on the playground or keep up with her friends. Without treatment, Hnin’s condition will continue to cause her discomfort and will further limit her movement.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of surgery for Hnin, which is scheduled to take place on November 18th. This procedure will elongate her Achilles tendon, allowing increased motion at the ankle joint.

Hnin said, “My left leg is so heavy with the cast, but I am not scared to have the operation on my leg. I want to have surgery.”

Hnin is a determined 5-year-old girl from Burma. In her free time, she likes to draw pictures. Hnin lives with her grandmother and brother i...

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Hnin's Timeline

  • November 18, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Hnin was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • November 18, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Hnin was scheduled to receive 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.

  • November 22, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hnin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Hnin is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

Funded by 37 donors

Treatment
Achilles Tendon Lengthening
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $8,568 for Hnin's treatment
Subsidies fund $7,068 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$7,306
Medical Staff
$56
Medication
$2
Supplies
$103
Travel
$11
Labs
$5
Radiology
$5
Other
$1,080

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