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Tin is a 56-year-old woman from Burma who needs $694 to fund a wound debridement for her right hand.

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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 SCHEDULED

    Tin 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.

  • May 15, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Tin is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 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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