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Success! Ma Nwe from Burma raised $694 to fund a wound debridement for a severe burn.

Ma Nwe
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  • $694 raised, $0 to go
$694
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Fully funded
Ma Nwe's treatment was fully funded on October 4, 2021.

Photo of Ma Nwe post-operation

January 6, 2022

Ma Nwe underwent a wound debridement for a severe burn.

Before surgery, Ma Nwe’s left foot was painful, and she had an ulcer that was black coloured. When the pain was especially bad, she could not sleep well and had little appetite. To get around, she had to use a wheelchair and she was not able to do any of the household chores. She had a successful treatment and has headed home from the hospital to continue her recovery.

Now that she has been home, Ma Nwe shared that she no longer needs to use a wheelchair to get around and is no longer in pain. She has resumed doing household chores and feels better now. In the future, she would like to have a small house built where she can live with her family comfortably.

“Thank you very much to the donors for paying for my surgery. Without your help, I would have a lot of financial difficulties and I would have never received treatment,” Ma Nwe said.

Before surgery, Ma Nwe’s left foot was painful, and she had an ulcer that was black coloured. When the pain was especially bad, she could no...

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September 7, 2021

Ma Nwe is a 33-year-old woman who lives with her husband and two daughters in Burma. Her eldest daughter goes to school, while she looks after the youngest daughter at home. Her husband is a day laborer, but unfortunately, due to economic difficulties brought on by COVID-19 and the military coup in Burma, her husband cannot find work every day. The income he earns is not enough to cover the family’s daily expenses or pay for basic health care.

Two weeks ago, Ma Nwe was boiling water and sitting near the stove while her daughter played nearby. Her daughter accidentally bumped into the pot on the stove, causing it to spill the boiling water on Ma Nwe’s left foot. Right away, Ma Nwe ran cold water over her foot and applied chicken fat to her burnt skin. The next day, she went to see a traditional healer who applied medicine to her foot. However, her foot has become infected and she has developed an ulcer. She is in pain and has difficulty sleeping. Due to her injury, she cannot look after her daughters or do household chores.

Ma Nwe’s husband’s grandmother recommended that she visit our medical partner’s care center. On September 2nd, Ma Nwe visited the care center of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), for treatment. There, the doctor examined her foot, drained her ulcer, and ordered a blood test. Since her foot is badly infected, the doctor recommended that she undergo a wound debridement as soon as possible. Ma Nwe will have the procedure on September 9th. Now, she needs help to raise $694 to fund her procedure and care.

Ma Nwe shared, “I want to recover as quickly as possible so that I can be with my daughters again. I want to play with them.”

Ma Nwe is a 33-year-old woman who lives with her husband and two daughters in Burma. Her eldest daughter goes to school, while she looks aft...

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Ma Nwe's Timeline

  • September 7, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ma Nwe was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • September 9, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ma Nwe 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.

  • September 13, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ma Nwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 4, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ma Nwe's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 6, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ma Nwe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Wound Debridement
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $694 for Ma Nwe's treatment
Hospital Fees
$225
Medical Staff
$112
Medication
$128
Supplies
$188
Travel
$6
Labs
$5
Radiology
$0
Other
$30

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