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Success! Wai from Burma raised $1,500 to treat injuries following a gas explosion.

Wai
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Wai's treatment was fully funded on February 3, 2016.

Photo of Wai post-operation

March 4, 2016

Wai received successful treatment for his multiple injuries.

“Even though his hand is still bandaged, Wai told [the hospital staff] that he can already feel greater movement in his fingers and is very optimistic that he will regain function of his left hand,” shares our medical partner, Burma Border Projects. “He smiles as he tells us that he looks forward to being able to resume working so he can help his family with their expenses. The ability to use his left hand will allow him to perform manual labor and earn a salary.”

“Since the accident I have felt helpless. Now I see the opportunity to regain control of my life,” Wai shared after his procedure.

"Even though his hand is still bandaged, Wai told [the hospital staff] that he can already feel greater movement in his fingers and is very ...

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January 28, 2016

“Wai is an 18-year-old Burmese man who suffered burns over half of his body six months ago in a work-related accident,” our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP) tells us. Wai worked in a gas station where he was moving supplies in the storeroom, when an explosion from fumes in the room went off.

“When he regained consciousness, 18 hours later, he found himself in a critical care ward. The owner of the gas station and a friend had transported him there,” shares BBP. Wai has third degree burns on his arms and legs, but luckily his head was spared and he suffers no pulmonary damage.

“Wai was in the hospital for two months and the doctors recommended a longer stay, but the gas station owner, who paid the bill for two months, refused to take on any further hospital expense. The owner didn’t extend any further compensation to his former employee,” adds BBP.

“Wai has largely lost the use of his left hand and his right hand. He is capable of walking, although slowly and with a deliberate pace. He can no longer play cane ball, his favorite pastime, as he can no longer run,” BBP says.

Wai needs surgery to remove the damaged tissue from the burns. This procedure will cost $1,500 and will give him increased motion and flexibility in his hands, legs, and joints.

“I want to get back to helping my family,” Wai shares.

“Wai is an 18-year-old Burmese man who suffered burns over half of his body six months ago in a work-related accident,” our medical partner,...

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Wai's Timeline

  • January 28, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Wai was submitted by Carolyn Grant at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • January 28, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Wai received treatment at Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital in Burma. 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.

  • February 1, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Wai's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 3, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Wai's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 4, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Wai's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

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Kidus

Kidus is a cute baby boy who loves to walk. His dad enjoys walking with him and holding his hand, and Kidus loves it when his mom carries him on her back. He also loves to watch cartoons. Kidus's dad and mom love each other so much and have a happy life together. Kidus's father is a tailor. His income is very limited and barely enough to sustain the family through the month, but love fills their home, and their lives, with happiness. When Kidus was born his parents learned that he had bladder exstrophy, a rare condition where children are born with an open bladder. His parents faced a challenge that they did not expect in their life, but they are facing it with courage. Kidus needs surgery to perform a procedure to divert his urination to the anal opening & make a pouch bladder from the bowel. He will undergo this surgery on September 28th with our medical partner African Mission Healthcare (AMH) and his family needs $1,500 for the procedure. Kidus's dad said, “For thirteen days after his birth we worked hard to get him treatment but no one in the health centres could help us. Some health workers gave us hope and some health workers did not give us any hope." He is hopeful for after surgery, “After he gets his surgery and recovers I want to tell him the truth about his condition and what we went through as a result of it when he grows up. Also, I want to tell him how he got the treatment, about the people who helped him, how God helped him and gave him this healthy life. I will tell him this so he grows up grateful and he lives to support and help others. I want him to be good and caring and God-fearing. I want him to be there for others. I believe kindness is contagious.”

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