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.