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Muriet from Tanzania raised $500 to get healthy.

Muriet
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  • $500 raised, $0 to go
$500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Muriet's treatment was fully funded on March 11, 2013.

Photo of Muriet post-operation

Muriet received treatment for severe burns and is expected to make a full recovery.

“Muriet’s operation was a success. She has some weeks of splinting ahead but should return home able to do many more activities!”

"Muriet's operation was a success. She has some weeks of splinting ahead but should return home able to do many more activities!"...

Muriet suffered serious burns to her leg in a fire, and is unable to walk normally. The Watsi coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation says she, “cannot run or play with other children,” and that she needs surgery and skin grafting to restore mobility to her leg.

Burns constitute the second most common cause of trauma-related deaths worldwide. For burn victims who survive, the next question becomes whether they will return to society as normal, productive people. In the developing world, due to lack of access to surgical care, the answer is often no.

For $500, African Mission Healthcare Foundation can make sure Muriet gets the medical care she needs to live a normal life. The cost of treatment includes surgery, hospital stay, rehabilitation, and materials.

Muriet suffered serious burns to her leg in a fire, and is unable to walk normally. The Watsi coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foun...

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Muriet's Timeline

  • March 11, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Muriet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 11, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Muriet's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Muriet. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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U Eain

When U Eain was 10 years old, he became a monk. Now, at the age of 33, he lives with five other monks in a monastery in Yangon, Burma. As a monk, U Eain doesn't have an income. Instead, every morning, two of the novice monks from his monastery collect food donated by followers in Yangon. In addition, worshipers who visit the monastery donate vegetables, fruits and curries to eat. When the monks preach in other villages, they may receive small cash donations, and when U Eain's parents visit him every year, they provide U Eain with a small amount of money. In this way, the monks are able to cover their basic needs. In February, U Eain went to a town in Mon State to preach. During his second day there, he felt very tired and struggled to breathe, and ultimately, he had to stop preaching. He went to a local clinic, where he received two injections that helped him to feel better. The next day, he returned to his monastery in Yangon. Once he was home, he developed a fever and felt very tired, so he went to a nearby clinic. There, he received an electrocardiogram (ECG). After his results came back, the doctor told him that there were problems with his heart, and U Eain was referred to Yangon Government Hospital for an echocardiogram. On April 19th, U Eain had the echocardiogram, and then brought the results back to the nearby clinic. Due to numerous issues uncovered by the test, U Eain will need cardiac surgery to replace two valves in his heart. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is able to help U Eain access the care that he needs. On October 21st, doctors at Pun Hlaing Hospital will replace the two valves in U Eain's heart, relieving him of the chest pains, rapid heartbeat, fatigue and difficulty breathing that he suffers from now. With his limited income, U Eain needs your support to raise the $1,500 to cover the cost of the procedure. He is hopeful to feel himself again soon and looks forward to returning to preaching and teaching. U Eain said: “I am so happy to receive treatment. I would like to say thank you so much to all of the donors.”

63% funded

63%funded
$945raised
$555to go
Chadier

Chadier is a 5-year-old boy who lives with his grandmother, a small-scale farmer and the sole breadwinner for the family, in South Sudan. She shared that he was abandoned by his mother, who had separated from her husband before Chadier's birth. Chadier was born with a congenital malformation, where his bladder formed outside the body (bladder exstrophy). His mother took him to a hospital at the age of 6 months for treatment of his condition. She was advised to wait 4 years for his surgery. The hospital that Chadier's mother visited approached an organization that supports needy patients and shared his case to them. Chadier and his grandmother reside in a rural village, and it was difficult for the organization to locate them. The village has inaccessible roads, no schools, and frequent outbreaks of war. Fortunately, the organization was finally able to locate Chadier and his grandmother in December of last year. He was referred to BethanyKids Hospital in Kenya for treatment after the organization coordinated with our medical partner African Mission Healthcare. Upon his arrival, Chadier was diagnosed and it was recommended that he undergo multiple surgeries to heal his condition. Chadier has underwent initial bladder exstrophy repair surgery. He still needs epispadias repair surgery to treat his condition. Chadier's grandmother cannot afford to pay for his medical treatments, so their family needs help to raise the $834 cost. Chadier's grandma says, "I have always wished for him to get treated, and I’m happy that it has started and is going well."

5% funded

5%funded
$50raised
$784to go
San Htay

San Htay is a 44-year-old woman from Thailand. She moved from Burma eight years ago in search of better economic opportunities and lives with her husband and two sons in a village in Thailand. San Htay has an older daughter, who lives nearby with her own family, and San Htay also has three children from a previous marriage who live in Burma with their grandfather. San Htay’s husband and older son work as day laborers and collect firewood and charcoal. She is a homemaker, taking care of the household, looking after her youngest son, and raising the family's chickens. She shared that their overall income is insufficient to cover the family’s daily expenses and healthcare. In October 2022, San Htay began to experience lower back pain and other worrisome symptoms. She visited the hospital in early November, where the doctors conducted an ultrasound and discovered a possible mass at the cervix. She was given iron supplements and pain medication. However, her symptoms have continued to worsen over time, and she is also experiencing headaches, weight loss, and a decreased appetite. As a result, working around the home is difficult for her, and her husband and son often have to leave work to help. This has led to a decrease in their family income, which is adding further stress on San Htay. She shared that she also misses being able to work in her garden to grow many things like cabbage and chilies, but the pain and fatigue make it too challenging. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), can help. The doctors at BCMF’s hospital want San Htay 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. San Htay will undergo this scan on December 8th, and BCMF is requesting $414 to cover the cost of San Htay’s CT scan and care. San Htay said: “At first, I was feeling hopeless, crying a lot, and now that I know there are donors who can help cover the cost of the treatment, I am feeling hopeful again.”

0% funded

0%funded
$0raised
$414to go

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

U Eain

When U Eain was 10 years old, he became a monk. Now, at the age of 33, he lives with five other monks in a monastery in Yangon, Burma. As a monk, U Eain doesn't have an income. Instead, every morning, two of the novice monks from his monastery collect food donated by followers in Yangon. In addition, worshipers who visit the monastery donate vegetables, fruits and curries to eat. When the monks preach in other villages, they may receive small cash donations, and when U Eain's parents visit him every year, they provide U Eain with a small amount of money. In this way, the monks are able to cover their basic needs. In February, U Eain went to a town in Mon State to preach. During his second day there, he felt very tired and struggled to breathe, and ultimately, he had to stop preaching. He went to a local clinic, where he received two injections that helped him to feel better. The next day, he returned to his monastery in Yangon. Once he was home, he developed a fever and felt very tired, so he went to a nearby clinic. There, he received an electrocardiogram (ECG). After his results came back, the doctor told him that there were problems with his heart, and U Eain was referred to Yangon Government Hospital for an echocardiogram. On April 19th, U Eain had the echocardiogram, and then brought the results back to the nearby clinic. Due to numerous issues uncovered by the test, U Eain will need cardiac surgery to replace two valves in his heart. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is able to help U Eain access the care that he needs. On October 21st, doctors at Pun Hlaing Hospital will replace the two valves in U Eain's heart, relieving him of the chest pains, rapid heartbeat, fatigue and difficulty breathing that he suffers from now. With his limited income, U Eain needs your support to raise the $1,500 to cover the cost of the procedure. He is hopeful to feel himself again soon and looks forward to returning to preaching and teaching. U Eain said: “I am so happy to receive treatment. I would like to say thank you so much to all of the donors.”

63% funded

63%funded
$945raised
$555to go