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Success! Naw Goe from Burma raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Naw Goe
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Naw Goe's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Naw Goe post-operation

April 11, 2018

Naw Goe underwent fracture repair surgery.

Before the surgery, Naw Goe was not able to eat or speak properly due to the metal rod in her jaw. Now Naw Goe can eat and sleep well. She has started to engage in some light physical activities by harvesting vegetables around her house, taking short walks, and feeding her livestock.

“This treatment means a lot to me,” said Naw Goe. “Now I don’t need to bother my children to care for me anymore.”

Before the surgery, Naw Goe was not able to eat or speak properly due to the metal rod in her jaw. Now Naw Goe can eat and sleep well. She h...

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December 15, 2017

“I can eat soft food now,” shares Naw Goe, a 46-year-old woman from Burma. “but sometimes when I try to eat a little bit of hard food, I feel uncomfortable.”

In November of 2016, Naw Goe was returning home from working in the fields on a small tractor with four other people. A motorbike crashed into their vehicle, directly hitting Naw Goe. Naw Goe woke up across the border from Burma, in a Thai hospital. Naw Goe’s lower leg and jaw were broken.

Naw Goe received surgery for her leg, jaw, nose, and face. These operations included the insertion of a rod into her face. However, on her most recent follow-up appointment, Naw Goe’s doctor told her that she now needs to have the rod removed from her jaw so that she can eat normally.

Naw Goe and her husband work as subsistence farmers, and in the wake of the many surgeries she has already undergone, they do not have any money to put towards this newest operation. The couple has already had to stop sending their three children to school because they cannot afford the fees.

With your help, though, Naw Goe can still receive the procedure she needs. $1,500 will cover the costs of her upcoming surgery on January 19, as well as her lab tests, medications, and seven-day hospital stay.

The past year has been an ordeal for Naw Goe. Let’s do our part to help her find stability and physical comfort once more.

"I can eat soft food now,” shares Naw Goe, a 46-year-old woman from Burma. “but sometimes when I try to eat a little bit of hard food, I fee...

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Naw Goe's Timeline

  • December 15, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Naw Goe was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • December 18, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naw Goe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 1, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Naw Goe's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 28, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Naw Goe received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital in Thailand. 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.

  • April 11, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Naw Goe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
Femur Rod Removal
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,627 for Naw Goe's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,127 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,306
Medical Staff
$827
Medication
$80
Supplies
$95
Labs
$30
Radiology
$27
Other
$262

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