August 20, 2021
Taw is a 43-year-old teacher. She and her husband work at the same Bible school and their daughter is enrolled in that school’s nursery program. In her free time, she enjoys singing and reading with her students. She enjoys growing organic vegetables at home, and growing her own vegetables helps reduce household expenses.
On August 19th, Taw was walking home with part of a banana tree she had just cut down for her family’s dinner. It was drizzling and the dirt road was slippery. She slipped and fell, breaking both bones in her left forearm. She experiences pain that worsens when she moves her arm. She is worried about being admitted to a hospital for surgery, because she has never been admitted to a hospital before.
With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Taw will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for August 20th and will cost $1,500. This procedure will help Taw’s arm heal properly. She will no longer be in pain and she will be able to go back to school and look after her daughter.
Taw shared, “I hope this treatment will allow me to go back to work and take care of my daughter again.”
Taw is a 43-year-old teacher. She and her husband work at the same Bible school and their daughter is enrolled in that school's nursery prog...
December 17, 2021
Taw underwent surgery on her arm and is no longer in pain.
Taw underwent surgery to clean her wound and inserted a dynamic compression plate to fix her fracture. As she was healing, Taw developed an infection and so the medical team provided additional treatment to help her fully heal.
Before her surgery, Taw’s left arm was in pain and she was not able to much of anything that she normally would. Since her surgery, Taw is no longer in pain. She can grab things with her left hand. She can wash her own clothes, sweep, wash dishes, and help with cooking. She is excited that she has also resumed teaching since she returned to the refugee camp, though online for now.
Taw said, “If I had not received surgery, I would still be in pain. Without organisations that find donors for patients like me, I would never receive surgery as my family cannot afford to pay for it.” Taw’s husband and her whole family are very happy that she has received successful treatment. She added, “As a refugee, even though I have no money, I am blessed with an organisation who finds donors for me. I am blessed with good people that are willing to help me.”
Taw underwent surgery to clean her wound and inserted a dynamic compression plate to fix her fracture. As she was healing, Taw developed an ...