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Hein from Burma raised $1,500 so he can see clearly.

Hein
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Hein's treatment was fully funded on June 21, 2015.
September 27, 2015

Hein has a delayed surgery date.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, explains: “At time of scheduled surgery, Hein had a fever. Hein’s treatment has been rescheduled to February 2016.”

When Hein returns to BBP for treatment, he will be re-eligible for funding on Watsi.

Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, explains: "At time of scheduled surgery, Hein had a fever. Hein's treatment has been rescheduled...

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June 17, 2015

This is Hein, a two-year old toddler from Burma. Hein has recently learned to speak, and his favorite word is “mother”, though he also knows how to say the names of all his family members.

Since birth, Hein has dealt with several medical conditions. Last year he underwent surgery for a congenital heart condition, and he currently has limited vision due to a congenital glaucoma.

“Hein can see light, but very little beyond that,” explains our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP).

Hein’s condition is the result of an improperly developed optic drainage system, which leads to increased pressure and ultimately nerve damage in the eye. “When he was born, his parents noticed that his eyes were covered by white film,” adds BBP. “During his first six months of life, Hein’s parents tried to heal his eyes with a traditional healer, but this proved unsuccessful. Hein’s parents then took him to an eye specialist, who referred him to a major hospital to undergo surgery. However, when he was being prepared for surgery, doctors discovered he had a heart murmur and refused to operate.”

After receiving heart surgery last year, Hein is now healthy enough for eye surgery. For $1,500, Hein will receive a bilateral lens replacement, which will allow him to see for the first time in his life, and allow him to develop properly through childhood. This cost accounts for everything that Hein will need for his full surgery and recovery, including 30 days of hospitalized care, food, transportation and three days of post-operation follow-up care.

“Hein is a resilient boy - while waiting for surgery he has overcome a tuberculosis infection and has been in and out of health facilities since the day he was born,” BBP says.

Hein’s family is optimistic about his future. His mother “hopes for him to be educated and go to school like his sisters,” BBP adds.

This is Hein, a two-year old toddler from Burma. Hein has recently learned to speak, and his favorite word is “mother", though he also knows...

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Hein's Timeline

  • June 17, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Hein was submitted by Connor Brown at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • June 18, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hein's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 27, 2015
    FUNDING ENDED

    Hein is no longer raising funds.

  • June 29, 2015
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Hein was scheduled to receive treatment. 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.

  • September 27, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hein's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

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