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Pemphero from Malawi raised $1,000 to get healthy.

Pemphero
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  • $1,000 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Pemphero's treatment was fully funded on February 27, 2013.

Photo of Pemphero post-operation

Pemphero received surgery to repair her bowed legs.

With her bowed legs now corrected, Pemphero can walk normally and continue to develop properly. She will no longer have to endure pain and disability and can walk to school and play with the other children.

As you can tell from the photo, since the surgery both Pemphero and her father are two happy campers.

With her bowed legs now corrected, Pemphero can walk normally and continue to develop properly. She will no longer have to endure pain and d...

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Pemphero is a sweet girl whose parents want her to live a normal, healthy life. She is at the age where she is beginning to want to walk and run, but a medical condition threatens to prevent her from being able to live an active life.

Pemphero was born with bowed legs, a condition which causes her legs to turn inward and makes it difficult for her to walk. Her parents are worried that without treatment, Pemphero will miss out on opportunities that her peers will have in school, work, and adult life.

Pemphero lives in Malawi, where 74% of people live on less than $1.25 a day. CURE International can perform surgery to treat her condition, but her parents cannot afford to pay for her care. We hope to raise the $1000 needed to cover the cost of Pemphero’s treatment and enable her to live a happy, active life.

Pemphero is a sweet girl whose parents want her to live a normal, healthy life. She is at the age where she is beginning to want to walk and...

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Pemphero's Timeline

  • February 19, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pemphero's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 27, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pemphero's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Pemphero. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

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Yin Yin

Yin Yin is a 27-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with with her husband, her sister-in-law, her sister-in-law’s husband, her niece and her niece’s two small boys. Her husband, who is the only one supporting her financially, works as a cleaner at a shopping mall. In her free time, she likes to read Burmese novels. Three years ago, when Yin Yin worked as a cleaner in Bangkok, she felt tired, had no appetite, had memory loss and frequent urination. She was brought to a hospital where she was told she has a blood clot in the back of her head. She had it removed surgically, which her employer lent her money for. On December 6th and 8th, Yin Yin had two seizures. She and her husband sought treatment at Mae Tao Clinic, where she was admitted. She does not remember what happened but was given medication and told to come back if she felt unwell. On January 14th, however, she came back to the clinic, complaining of soreness in the back of her head where her first surgery took place. She also reported continued blurry vision, memory loss and fatigue. When the weather gets cold, she feels stiff and sore in her neck and hands. MTC thought she might have encephalitis but needed a CT scan to confirm her diagnosis. Unable to pay, MTC referred her to Watsi Partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance in accessing further treatment. Doctors want Yin Yin to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Yin Yin's CT scan and care, scheduled for January 28th. “It has been very difficult for me, but my husband gives me encouragement,” said Yin Yin.

35% funded

35%funded
$145raised
$269to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Yin Yin

Yin Yin is a 27-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with with her husband, her sister-in-law, her sister-in-law’s husband, her niece and her niece’s two small boys. Her husband, who is the only one supporting her financially, works as a cleaner at a shopping mall. In her free time, she likes to read Burmese novels. Three years ago, when Yin Yin worked as a cleaner in Bangkok, she felt tired, had no appetite, had memory loss and frequent urination. She was brought to a hospital where she was told she has a blood clot in the back of her head. She had it removed surgically, which her employer lent her money for. On December 6th and 8th, Yin Yin had two seizures. She and her husband sought treatment at Mae Tao Clinic, where she was admitted. She does not remember what happened but was given medication and told to come back if she felt unwell. On January 14th, however, she came back to the clinic, complaining of soreness in the back of her head where her first surgery took place. She also reported continued blurry vision, memory loss and fatigue. When the weather gets cold, she feels stiff and sore in her neck and hands. MTC thought she might have encephalitis but needed a CT scan to confirm her diagnosis. Unable to pay, MTC referred her to Watsi Partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance in accessing further treatment. Doctors want Yin Yin to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Yin Yin's CT scan and care, scheduled for January 28th. “It has been very difficult for me, but my husband gives me encouragement,” said Yin Yin.

35% funded

35%funded
$145raised
$269to go