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Dah Htoo from Burma raised $1,500 to treat burns on his hand.

Dah Htoo
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Dah Htoo's treatment was fully funded on May 31, 2016.

Photo of Dah Htoo post-operation

July 22, 2016

Dah Htoo underwent life-changing burn contracture treatment.

After receiving painful burns at one year old that left scars, rendering his arm immobile, Dah Htoo has finally undergone a successful burn contracture release surgery. When he attempted to grab things before surgery, he had to move his entire body in order to reach even close objects. Already, his arm can extend and straighten again, something he had not been able to do since the burns healed.

In order to receive the treatment, two-year-old Dah Htoo and his grandmother had to live far away from their family for more than a month. Dah Htoo’s parents are so happy that their son can straighten his hand and arm again, and are very excited for their son to come home.

“Thank you so much to all the donors,” Dah Htoo’s grandmother said. “Without your help, our family would not have been able to afford surgery and we are very grateful. I was not able to go to school myself,” she added, “so I wish for my grandson to become an educated man. I do not want him to remain a laborer and I want him to have better opportunities. I wish for the donors to be happy and healthy, and hope my grandson will be able to use his arm and go to school.”

After receiving painful burns at one year old that left scars, rendering his arm immobile, Dah Htoo has finally undergone a successful burn ...

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May 9, 2016

Dah Htoo is a 2-year-old boy who lives in Burma near the Thai border. He lives with his parents, uncle, grandmother, and newborn younger brother. Dah Htoo is a sociable little boy who loves watching cartoons and playing with his father.

His father is a subsistence farmer who earns approximately 429 USD from his yearly crop. As this is not enough to cover the family’s expenses, his father sometimes works as a agricultural day laborer to earn extra money. Doing this he earns about 5 USD per day.

When Dah Htoo was one-year-old, he was crawling in the kitchen, close to where his mother was cooking hot soup. Dah Htoo accidentally slipped and knocked over the boiling soup, spilling it over his arm. His parents took him straight to the village clinic where the medics bandaged his arm and hand.

Initially, his arm was straight and he was able to hold out his hand. Gradually, the contracture has become worse over time and now he cannot straighten out his hand.

Dah Htoo’s hand is no longer painful, but it is very inconvenient for him as he cannot use his right hand at all. This problem will get worse over time if he is unable to receive treatment. His arm is itchy and his parents are very anxious that he will be able to receive treatment. The quality of Dan Htoo’s life will significantly improve with surgery. Surgery to treat Dah Htoo’s burns costs $1,500.

“When he is old enough, I would like my son to be able to go to school and get an education, so he will be able to lead a better life than we do now,” Dah Htoo’s father shares.

Dah Htoo is a 2-year-old boy who lives in Burma near the Thai border. He lives with his parents, uncle, grandmother, and newborn younger bro...

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Dah Htoo's Timeline

  • May 9, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 18, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dah Htoo received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • May 25, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dah Htoo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 31, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dah Htoo's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 22, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Dah Htoo. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

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