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Mon from Cambodia raised $300 to get healthy.

Mon
100%
  • $300 raised, $0 to go
$300
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mon's treatment was fully funded on November 26, 2013.

Photo of Mon post-operation

February 12, 2015

Mon received surgery to correct her fractured arm.

After surgery and physiotherapy, Mon is back home continuing to recover. She has regained some function in her arm and improves a little bit everyday. Daily tasks will be much easier for Mon thanks to your support!

Mon told our medical partners how happy she was that she was getting better and she would soon be able to take care of her children again.

After surgery and physiotherapy, Mon is back home continuing to recover. She has regained some function in her arm and improves a little bit...

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November 6, 2013

Mon is a 53-year-old mother of five living in Cambodia. She works on a rice farm and loves nothing more than spending time with her children.

Mon was in a motorbike accident earlier this year. She broke her arm and was treated by a healer in her village, but the fractured bone has not joined together fully. She is in a lot of pain and has difficulty keeping up around the house and working on the rice farm.

Mon’s oldest son was concerned about her arm and brought her to our medical partner to see if anything could be done. Turns out, it will only cost $300 for Mon to get a Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) surgery which will improve her mobility and allow her to return to her normal life. Let’s make it happen for her!

Mon is a 53-year-old mother of five living in Cambodia. She works on a rice farm and loves nothing more than spending time with her children...

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Mon's Timeline

  • November 6, 2013
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mon was submitted by Anne McMurrey at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • November 7, 2013
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mon received 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.

  • November 25, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 26, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mon's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mon. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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Cho

Cho is a 50-year-old woman who lives with her husband and their three children in Burma. Cho is a homemaker, and her three children are students. However, their school is currently closed due to the ongoing political and humanitarian crisis in the country. Her husband used to work as a day labourer in Mawlamyine City but stopped working a few months ago because he was afraid of the military arresting him. To support his family, he goes fishing everyday near their village. From selling any surplus fish, he is able to earn about 100,000 kyat (approx. 100 USD) per month. This income is not enough to cover their daily needs or pay for basic health care, but they are working hard to get by. A few months ago, Cho noticed that she had a blister on her left heel. A few days later it burst and became an ulcer. Although she wanted to see a doctor, most of the public clinics and hospitals were closed, and she also could not afford to pay for treatment at them. In early September 2021, she went to a pharmacy nearby to buy medication for her diabetes but they could only provide her with painkillers and cleaning solution for the wound. At home, Cho cleaned the ulcer, but it continued to worsen. One day, her neighbour told her to go to Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH), where she could receive affordable and good services. Cho borrowed money and went to MCLH. She was admitted on September 28th 2021, and the doctor examined her left heel and saw that her heel was swollen and that the ulcer had pus in it. The doctor then scheduled her to undergo surgery on September 30th 2021 to clean the ulcer and remove any necrotic tissue so she can heal. Our care center is requesting $694 to fund of Cho's wound debridement surgery, including her hospital stay and all other medical costs. Currently, Cho is in a lot of pain. When the temperature is cooler, especially at night, the pain worsens. If she does not take pain medication, she cannot sleep at night. Cho said, "When I heard donors may support my surgery, I felt very happy. Even though we have not met you in person, I want to thank you so much for helping me. I just want to live a healthy and happy life with my family.”

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80%funded
$562raised
$132to go

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