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Wai Linn from Burma raised $2,000 to get healthy.

Wai Linn
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Fully funded
Wai Linn's treatment was fully funded on April 15, 2013.

Photo of Wai Linn post-operation

Wai Linn received surgery to treat his congenital corneal scarring and help his restore vision.

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Wai Linn's surgery went well and he is adapting to his improved vision with gusto. His mother reports that when Wai Linn first returned from...

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Wai Linn is a 1-year-old boy from Burma who was born with corneal scarring that makes him nearly blind. In very bright light, he can begin to make out objects, but his lack of vision is already stunting his development and worrying his family.

A $2000 surgery can restore Wai Linn’s sight and give him a shot at a normal life, with education and work prospects like anyone else.

Wai Linn’s grandmother is very worried about him. She and his family sought treatment for him immediately after he was born with white cloudy eyes, but after repeatedly borrowing money to pay for his medical bills, they are now running out of options. Watsi’s Medical Partner says, “she is very emotional, and says that she worries he won’t be able to live a normal life.” Let’s help Wai Linn get the medical care he needs to grow up normally.

Wai Linn is a 1-year-old boy from Burma who was born with corneal scarring that makes him nearly blind. In very bright light, he can begin t...

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Wai Linn's Timeline

  • April 15, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Wai Linn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 15, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Wai Linn's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Wai Linn's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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$687raised
$193to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Alex

Alex is a social seven-year-old boy and the oldest child in a family of three children. His parents rely on small scale farming for food and other basic needs. Alex has been diagnosed with left varus and right valgus on his legs. When Alex learned to walk, his parents noticed his condition and they thought it would subside as he got older. The larger bone, or tibia, in his left calf is misaligned with the larger bone in his thigh, or femur, while the bone at the knee joint of the right leg is angled out and away from the body's midline. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, Alex experiences pain and difficulty in walking. He has not yet joined school, mainly because the only school in his family's village is far from home and he cannot walk all the way there due to his condition. When Alex and his parents visited his grandfather, he was deeply concerned by Alex's condition and brought him to the care center of our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), for treatment. Alex is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on September 10th. Treatment will hopefully restore Alex's mobility, allowing him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decreasing his risk of future complications. Now, AMH, is requesting $880 to fund Alex's surgery. Alex’s grandfather shared, "I felt really bad seeing how my grandson‘s legs have been deformed. I know his parents are not financially stable and neither am I. I remember the team from your hospital that visited our village to educate us on treatable disability and the possibility of him getting treatment and I am hopeful that he will be well. Please help him."

78% funded

78%funded
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$193to go