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Soe from Burma raised $1,500 to fund shoulder surgery.

Soe
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Soe's treatment was fully funded on September 26, 2017.

Photo of Soe post-operation

October 3, 2017

Soe underwent shoulder surgery.

He feels more comfortable after the surgery. Now, he can take care of himself.

Soe said, “If I have to pay the medical fees myself I know I would be worried and stressful throughout my life because I would be in debts. I am very happy now and would like to say thank you to the whole BCMF team for their kindness and support.”

He feels more comfortable after the surgery. Now, he can take care of himself. Soe said, “If I have to pay the medical fees myself I kno...

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July 4, 2017

Soe is a 31-year old man who was in a terrible motorbike accident about five months ago.

In January 2017, Soe drove his friend home from work on his motorbike. He noticed a transport truck swerving towards him and took a sharp turn away from the vehicle. Soe managed to successfully dodge the truck but hit the highway rail instead. He immediately lost consciousness and woke up in the hospital two days later. Soe spent 15 days in the hospital with four broken ribs, severe cuts on his right arm, a broken tibia, and pain in his neck and left shoulder. Most of Soe’s injuries have been treated, but he still has nerve damage and a dislocated shoulder.

Because of these untreated injuries, he can’t cook, clean, or perform other daily task by himself. He feels as though someone constantly needs to look after him. He is also unable to work, putting a large financial barrier on his family.

Fortunately, Soe will receive treatment for his fracture at our medical partner’s hospital, Maharaj Nakron Chiang Mai Hospital, on July 7. The surgery will cost $1,500.

Soe is grateful for the help, saying, “I’m looking forward to receiving the treatment I desperately require and hope to return to work again.”

Soe is a 31-year old man who was in a terrible motorbike accident about five months ago. In January 2017, Soe drove his friend home from ...

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Soe's Timeline

  • July 4, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Soe was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • July 07, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Soe received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital.

  • August 09, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Soe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 26, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Soe's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 03, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Soe. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
ORIF
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

The patient has broken bones and experiences pain and swelling.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

The patient will experience decreased mobility. He or she will not be able to do normal daily activities.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Many people in remote areas try to fix broken legs and arms by themselves. They also visit spiritual healers or traditional massagers. Sometimes, broken bones heal in incorrect positions.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

After a series of x-rays, the doctor decides to perform fracture repair surgery.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Healing takes time. When the bones have completely healed, patients will resume their normal activities without pain or swelling.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Potential side effects include allergic response, infection, malignancy, and osteoporosis.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Many of our medical partner's patients live in remote areas. They cannot afford or access treatment because it is only available in large cities.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If the broken bones are not fixed, the patient will spend his or her life in pain. Decreased mobility will cause the patient to require help from others.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.