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Myint is a hard working man from Burma who needs $694 to fund treatment for an infection from a poisonous fish.

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September 23, 2021

Myint is a 57-year-old man who lives by himself in a village in Burma. His wife lives in Thailand, but since she lost her work due to COVID-19, she hasn’t been able to send back money for basic things like she usually does. They are in a hard postion because she also cannot come back to Burma because she doesn’t feel safe because of civil war that has started. Myint is a day labourer who earns 3,000 kyat (approx. 3 USD) per day. His monthly income of 100,000 kyat (approx. 100 USD) is not enough to cover his daily expenses nor pay for basic health care.

Last month, Myint went out fishing and he caught a catfish. While he tried to hang the fish, the catfish fell onto his left instep. The catfish’s fin which is poisonous injured his left instep. He went to small clinic and got treatment. But his wound did not improve and instead he had swelling and it become infected. The village clinic doctor told him if the wound is not improve to go to see the specialist.

Since he didn’t have money, Myint went to visit a monk to seek the treatment. The monk gave him traditional medicine (an herb) for the wound. However, after using the traditional medicine for one month, his foot continued to worsen.

Eventually, his friend recommended that he seek treatment at Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH). At the hospital, the doctor examined his foot and saw that he had developed an ulcer. The doctor said that they would need to perform surgery on his ulcer to clean it properly and remove any damaged or necrotic tissue. When Myint told the doctor he had no money to pay for the surgery, the doctor referred him to our Medical Partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance accessing further treatment.

Currently, Myint’s left foot is swollen and the skin around his ulcer is discoloured. He cannot sleep well at night due to the pain. He also has difficulty sleeping due to worrying about his foot and his economic situation. He is worried that if his leg has to be amputated, he will not be able to earn money to support his family.

He’s trying to remain hopeful and told us, “In the future I would like to grow and sell mushrooms so that I can support my family financially.”

Myint is a 57-year-old man who lives by himself in a village in Burma. His wife lives in Thailand, but since she lost her work due to COVID-...

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Myint's Timeline

  • September 23, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 23, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Myint was scheduled to receive 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 24, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Myint's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Myint is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Myint's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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

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