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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.

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Funded by 27 donors

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Purity

Purity is an adorable seven-month-old baby who was born with spina bifida. She is the youngest of two children in her family. Her parents previously relied on casual labor to support their family, meaning they would pick up work wherever and whenever it was available. However, with jobs currently being so hard to find, they now do small-scale farming to provide for their family. Since she was born, Purity has had a swelling on her lower back. A few days after birth, her parents took her to a nearby facility, where she was examined three times without receiving any help. During the fourth visit, she was referred to another facility in the bigger city of Nakuru. There, she was diagnosed with spina bifida, a condition caused by the spine not properly closing around the spinal cord. After receiving a diagnosis, Purity was referred to our medical partner's care center, BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH), for treatment. Last week, Purity's family was finally able to gather enough money to bring her to BKKH for an evaluation. However, due to financial constraints, her family is unable to fund the procedure needed to help her condition. Without treatment, Purity is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is able to help. Purity is scheduled to undergo spina bifida closure surgery on July 7th. Now, AMH is requesting $1,151 to cover the cost of Purity's spinal surgery. This procedure will hopefully spare Purity from the risks associated with her condition, instead allowing her to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory. Purity’s mother says, “I’m not happy to see my child with this condition. I would really like her to be treated and have a normal life.”

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