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Success! Htet Pel from Burma raised $1,500 to fund contracture repair surgery.

Htet Pel
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Htet Pel's treatment was fully funded on January 19, 2019.

Photo of Htet Pel post-operation

March 22, 2019

Htet Pel underwent contracture repair surgery.

Htet Pel is happy and satisfied with the improvement in his hand.

Htet Pel said, “I am very grateful for the help I received accessing surgery to improve the function of my hand from the donors and the organization.”

Htet Pel is happy and satisfied with the improvement in his hand. Htet Pel said, “I am very grateful for the help I received accessing su...

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December 23, 2018

Htet Pel is a 50-year-old man who lives with his family in Mae Tha Lar Village, Kyain Seikgyi Township, Karen State, Burma. His main income comes from working as a lottery ticket seller, and he also works as a daily laborer.

Ten years ago, Htet Pel severely burned his left hand when he was refilling an oil lamp with diesel near an open fire. His injuries healed, but scars developed. Eventually, the thickness of the scars made his fingers rigid and limited the movement of his fingers, until he could no longer grip anything.

Htet Pel will undergo contracture release surgery to treat his condition and help him use his hands again. The procedure is scheduled for January 15 and will cost $1,500.

He says, “After surgery, if my hand gets better I will work more to increase my family’s income.”

Htet Pel is a 50-year-old man who lives with his family in Mae Tha Lar Village, Kyain Seikgyi Township, Karen State, Burma. His main income...

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Htet Pel's Timeline

  • December 23, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 4, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Htet Pel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 16, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Htet Pel received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • January 19, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Htet Pel's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 22, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Htet Pel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
Release of Scarred Tissue
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $22,947 for Htet Pel's treatment
Subsidies fund $21,447 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$15,388
Medical Staff
$1,341
Medication
$94
Supplies
$733
Travel
$478
Labs
$86
Radiology
$27
Other
$4,800

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Collins

Collins is seventh grade student and is looking forward to finishing his primary school studies. He is the second born in a family of three children. His father is a motorbike taxi driver but was involved in an accident and broke his hand and is now unable to work. Their family now relies on Collins' mother who does laundry work and house chores to earn a living for their family. Collins is a happy and talkative boy. When he was young, his parents noticed his health condition took him to a nearby hospital for treatment. There he was examined but was not able to receive care at that time. His parents were not satisfied and went to another hospital where they recommended surgery. His family has not been able to cover the cost and Collins has not yet been treated. Fortunately, their church pastor heard about Collins’ condition and referred them to our medical partner's care center, BethanyKids Hospital. Collins was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Collins has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Collins will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on April 12th. AMH is requesting $646 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Collins’ mother says, “I used to feel bad about myself previously as I could not afford to cater for my son’s treatment. Now I’m happy with the progress and what God is doing in Collins’ life. We hope for the best with the surgery.”

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