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Success! Than from Burma raised $694 to fund foot surgery.

Than
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$694
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$0
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Fully funded
Than's treatment was fully funded on July 31, 2021.

Photo of Than post-operation

September 17, 2021

Than underwent foot surgery.

Than’s surgery was successful and he is recovering as planned. Before Than received surgery, the area around the axe wound on his left foot had turned black and he was experiencing severe pain, especially at night. However, after his surgery Than felt a lot better. His foot is no longer black and is healing well. He is now able to walk slowly short distances and his pain is much less severe.

“I feel better now,” Than said. “I feel more comfortably compared to before my surgery. My wife and children were so happy when they saw that I am doing better and that my wound is healing. In the future, I want to open a shop in my home and sell vegetables, dry foods and snacks.”

Than's surgery was successful and he is recovering as planned. Before Than received surgery, the area around the axe wound on his left foot ...

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May 11, 2021

Than is a 44-year-old man who lives with his wife and three children in Mon State, Burma. He works hard as a day laborer and his wife sells vegetables around their neighborhood to support their family. His oldest child goes to school, while his other two children are still too young. In the future, Than hopes he can open a small shop.

In mid-April 2021, Than was cutting wood with an ax to make charcoal for cooking. While cutting wood, his ax accidentally hit his left foot. He went to the nearest clinic, where the nurse stitched up his wound. After this, his wound was not painful. However, two weeks later, his left foot started to have pain and when he checked his foot, he saw pus around the area he had received stitches. Currently, the area around the injury on Than’s left foot has turned black. He experiences severe pain, especially at night when the pain prevents him from sleeping.

At the hospital, the doctors found that he had low blood supply, an ulcer, and cellulitis in the injured foot. In order to heal, Than must undergo wound debridement, a procedure which will clean the wound and remove the most damaged tissue to create opportunities for new skin to grow. His procedure is scheduled for May 11th, 2021 and his family needs $694 to fund his treatment.

Than said, “I want the doctor to perform surgery on my foot as quickly as possible because I cannot handle the pain anymore.”

Than is a 44-year-old man who lives with his wife and three children in Mon State, Burma. He works hard as a day laborer and his wife sells ...

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Than's Timeline

  • May 11, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 11, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Than 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 14, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Than's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 31, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Than's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 17, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Than's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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

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