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Success! Tin from Burma raised $694 to fund a wound debridement for her right hand.

Tin
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Fully funded
Tin's treatment was fully funded on August 5, 2021.

Photo of Tin post-operation

September 1, 2021

Tin underwent a wound debridement for her right hand.

Tin had successful wound debridement surgery to treat her right hand. Before surgery, Tin had a high fever and constant severe pain. which was even worse at night. She could not do her household chores such as cooking, cleaning, or washing clothes. Since her surgeries, she is no longer in pain, and she no longer has a fever. She is now able to resume some of her household chores such as cooking and cleaning. She hopes that she will be able to wash her own clothes soon. She even plans to open a small shop in her home and sell snacks once she is better.

Tin said, “Before my surgery, my husband had to look after me and he could not go to work and earn an income. My family had a hard time surviving during that time. Since I received treatment, my family is very happy because I can resume my daily household chores. I can look after myself and my husband does not need to look after me anymore. In the future, I will open a small shop in my home where I will sell snacks to support my family as much as I can.”

Tin had successful wound debridement surgery to treat her right hand. Before surgery, Tin had a high fever and constant severe pain. which w...

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May 11, 2021

Tin is a 56-year-old woman who lives with her husband, daughter, son in-law and granddaughter in Burma. Her husband and son in-law are day laborers, but because of the coup d’état and COVID-19, they are having difficulty finding work.

Four years ago, Tin was diagnosed with diabetes and due to financial difficulties, she was not always able to buy medication. In April, Tin noticed that both of her hands were swollen and slightly achy while doing household chores. She applied traditional medicine, but her right hand did not heal. Over time, the pain and swelling increased, her right hand became red, and she developed a high fever. She visited a local clinic where the nurse told her she would need surgery and suggested she seek treatment at a local hospital.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) is helping Tin receive treatment. At our BCMF’s care center, the doctor found an ulcer on Tin’s right hand and diagnosed her with cellulitis. Surgery was recommended as soon as possible, as this type of ulcer can spread quickly. On May 11th, Tin will undergo a wound debridement procedure at BCMF’s care center and now, she needs help to fund this $694 procedure.

Tin shared, “during these difficult times, my family does not have enough money and we cannot afford to pay for my treatment. I would like to receive surgery as soon as possible so that I can go back to doing the household chores.”

Tin is a 56-year-old woman who lives with her husband, daughter, son in-law and granddaughter in Burma. Her husband and son in-law are day ...

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Tin's Timeline

  • May 11, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 11, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tin 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.

  • May 15, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 5, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tin's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 1, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

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

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$720raised
$780to go

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