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Success! Khaing from Burma raised $1,500 to fund surgery to help him walk.

Khaing
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Khaing's treatment was fully funded on October 1, 2018.

Photo of Khaing post-operation

September 19, 2018

Khaing underwent surgery to help him walk.

After surgery he can now extend his legs. The doctor also told him that he will be able to walk after he has completed treatment. Now, Khain is very happy and very excited that he will soon be able to walk.

“My parents will buy me a new pair of shoes which I will wear the first day I will be able to walk,” said Khaing. He added, “This surgery is a big help for my family. Without the help of donors we would never be able to afford the cost of this surgery. After I complete all the treatment I want to generate my income by making soap. Then I want to help people with disabilities, who are like me, as much as I can.”

After surgery he can now extend his legs. The doctor also told him that he will be able to walk after he has completed treatment. Now, Khain...

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August 13, 2018

Khaing is a 21-year-old young man from Burma. He lives with his parents, sister, and aunt. He makes soap to sell for a living.

Currently, Khaing has muscle stiffness in his legs and he cannot straighten them. He is unable to stand. Without treatment, Khaing’s condition will continue to cause him discomfort and will further limit his movement.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of an Achilles tendon lengthening procedure for Khaing, which is scheduled to take place on August 14. This procedure will elongate his Achilles tendon, allowing increased motion at the ankle joint. The procedure will help him to straighten his legs, stand, and complete exercises that will help him walk eventually.

“I hope to go to school and learn about computers and economics. I want to help support people like me,” said Khaing.

Khaing is a 21-year-old young man from Burma. He lives with his parents, sister, and aunt. He makes soap to sell for a living. Currently...

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Khaing's Timeline

  • August 13, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 14, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khaing received treatment at Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital. 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.

  • August 15, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khaing's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 19, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Khaing's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khaing's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 35 donors

Treatment
Achilles Tendon Lengthening
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $8,568 for Khaing'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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