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Success! U Hla from Burma raised $694 to fund treatment for a severe infection.

U Hla
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Fully funded
U Hla's treatment was fully funded on March 22, 2022.

Photo of U Hla post-operation

April 5, 2022

U Hla underwent treatment for a severe infection.

U Hla underwent successful surgery for a wound and infection in his toe following an accident last October. Prior to surgery, his toe was swollen and blue, and U Hla had to use a wheelchair as he could not put any weight on his foot. Now that he has undergone treatment, U Hla no longer experiences any swelling and he is finally free of pain.

Smiling, U Hla shared, “I am very thankful for the support I received from everyone who helped me. I have no money. Without your help, my life would be very difficult and I do not know where I would have received treatment.”

U Hla underwent successful surgery for a wound and infection in his toe following an accident last October. Prior to surgery, his toe was sw...

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December 15, 2021

U Hla is a 43-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his wife, three sons and a three-year-old daughter in Mon State. His sons go to school, while he and his wife collect recyclable plastic items and sell it to a recycling plant to earn a living. In his free time, U Hla enjoys growing vegetables in their garden.

In October, U Hla was walking around his hut barefoot when he stepped on a piece of glass that cut his right toe. He could not afford to go to a clinic or a hospital and, over time, the injury became infected. His right toe is swollen and has turned blue. He cannot put any weight on his toe and has to use a wheelchair. Due to the pain, he cannot work as much as he needs to and he shared that since the end of November, he had to take his sons out of school to help him earn enough income for them to survive.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is helping U Hla receive treatment. On December 16th, surgeons will perform a debridement to help his infection heal so that he can go back to work and his sons can go back to school. Now, U Hla needs help to fund this $694 procedure.

“I really miss my children and I want to see them,” said U Hla. “After I recover, I will go back to work and plant more vegetables. My garden is small, but I want to grow more vegetables and sell it to earn more money. I want to support my family as much as I can.”

U Hla is a 43-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his wife, three sons and a three-year-old daughter in Mon State. His sons go to school,...

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U Hla's Timeline

  • December 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    U Hla was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • December 16, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    U Hla 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.

  • December 17, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    U Hla's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 22, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    U Hla's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 5, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    U Hla's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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

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U Saw

U Saw is a 48-year-old man who recently had to leave his home in Burma due to conflict in the area and is resettling in Thailand. U Saw used to work as a hairdresser, but it has been challenging to find work since arriving in Thailand. Fortunately, he is living with a few friends who have been able to share money and meals. U Saw shared that in this free time he enjoys playing the piano and listening to audio versions of the Bible. After U Saw arrived in Thailand in early April, the vision in his left eye began to blur. After visiting a local clinic, he was referred to the hospital for a vision and blood test. The doctors prescribed him some medication and recommended he undergo a CT scan to confirm his diagnosis. Currently, U Saw can only make out shapes and shadows with his right eye. While the vision in his left eye is slightly better, his vision in that eye is also becoming blurred. As a result, he has difficulty walking, reading, making out peoples’ faces, and experiences bad headaches. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), can help U Saw receive treatment. On April 28th, he will undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. BCMF is requesting $414 to cover the cost of U Saw’s CT scan and care. U Saw shared, “I feel upset. I have no income, and I can only eat with the support of my friends’ parents. If I cannot see, I will feel like my life is over. I feel sad when I think about not being able to go home and when I think about my life in the future. I want to be resettled in a third country.”

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