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Success! Ma Kyi from Burma raised $1,500 to fund an amputation.

Ma Kyi
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ma Kyi's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Ma Kyi post-operation

October 23, 2018

Ma Kyi underwent an amputation.

After surgery, Ma Kyi is no longer in pain. She is planning to return home and help out with housekeeping. She is very thankful to the donors who have helped her in receiving treatment.

Ma Kyi said, “Before surgery, my foot was very painful but now I feel better and peaceful. I think I can now help my family with the household chores. Because of the support from the donors, I now need not to worry for my treatment cost.”

After surgery, Ma Kyi is no longer in pain. She is planning to return home and help out with housekeeping. She is very thankful to the donor...

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September 3, 2018

Ma Kyi is a 74-year-old woman who lives with her daughter’s family in Sanpya Village, Ye Township, Mon State, Burma. Her daughter and son-in-law are agricultural day laborers who work in nearby factories and rubber plantations.

In August 2018, Ma Kyi noticed that her right toe was swollen. She used traditional medicine, applying leaves onto her toe. A few days later, her toe became very painful. Consequently, Ma Kyi could not sleep at night and lost her appetite.

Ma Kyi visited our medical partner’s care center and was examined by the doctors. According to the doctors, the blood vessels in her feet are blocked, and the wound cannot heal due to the lack of blood supply. Thus, her doctors decided that the only solution is to amputate her right leg below her knee. Surgery is scheduled for September 4 and will cost $1,500.

Ma Kyi says, “As a Buddhist, I want to go to monasteries when I am fully recovered.”

Ma Kyi’s daughter adds, “I want my mother to get well as quickly as possible so I can go back home and care for my 11-year-old daughter.”

Ma Kyi is a 74-year-old woman who lives with her daughter’s family in Sanpya Village, Ye Township, Mon State, Burma. Her daughter and son-in...

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Ma Kyi's Timeline

  • September 3, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ma Kyi was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • September 04, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ma Kyi received treatment at Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital. 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 23, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • October 23, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

  • November 05, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ma Kyi's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $4,397 for Ma Kyi's treatment
Subsidies fund $2,897 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$3,558
Medical Staff
$108
Medication
$2
Supplies
$158
Travel
$16
Labs
$20
Radiology
$5
Other
$530
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Diagnosis involves broken bones, pain, and swelling.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Broken bones lead to decreased mobility. Patients are unable to do their normal daily activities.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Most people in remote areas try to fix the broken legs/arms by themselves. People go to spiritual healers or traditional massagers for healing. Sometimes the broken bone heals, but not in the correct position.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

After a series of x-rays, the doctor then decides on surgery.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Healing takes time, especially for bones. When the bones have completely healed, patients will be able to get back to their normal activities without pain and/or swelling.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Risks include allergic response, infection, malignancy (very rare), osteoporosis, and migration.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Since most of our medical partner's patients come from remote areas of Burma, the treatment is not easily accessible, as it is only available in big cities like Rangoon. Patients cannot afford the high cost of surgery.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

None. If the broken bones are not fixed, patients will have to spend their lives in pain. If the swelling turns out to be malignant then it will spread faster, costing the patient’s life.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.