Saw is a 28-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his wife, daughter, and two nephews. He used to work as a chef in Thailand, but three months ago, he moved back to his village in Burma. His wife works around the house, caring for their daughter and their nephews.
Two months ago, Saw was climbing a palm tree to collect coconuts. When he reached the top, he fainted and fell, breaking his left femur, foot, and arm. Although he sought treatment from a traditional healer, the healer did not realign his bones. Saw is not able to use his left leg, and his left arm cannot bend. Since the accident, he has not been able to work.
With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Saw will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for April 11 and will cost $1,500. After surgery he will be able to walk and move his left leg again, which will allow him to return to work soon.
“I want to get better quickly. Being at home and not being able to do anything is like being in prison. When I recover I will move back to Thailand to work hard and save money so I can buy my own land in Burma for my family. I eventually want to open a Thai food restaurant,” says Saw.