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Success! Ma Saung from Burma raised $1,500 to fund corrective surgery.

Ma Saung
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Ma Saung's treatment was fully funded on April 23, 2019.

Photo of Ma Saung post-operation

June 24, 2019

Ma Saung underwent corrective surgery.

After the surgery, Ma Saung feels much better. Although she could not walk yet without any support, she is now able to stand more comfortably. Ma Saung hopes that she will be able to become a school teacher someday.

After the surgery, Ma Saung feels much better. Although she could not walk yet without any support, she is now able to stand more comfortabl...

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March 29, 2019

Ma Saung is a 13-year-old student from Burma. She lives with her grand-parents and nine-year-old brother in Thanbyuzayat, Mon State. Currently, the tightness of her hamstring tendons make her weak and prevent her from walking properly.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of an Achilles tendon lengthening procedure for Ma Saung, which is scheduled to take place on May 2. This procedure will elongate her Achilles tendon, allowing increased motion at the ankle joint.

“I feel depressed when I see other children running and playing,” said Ma Saung. “I really want to walk on my feet.”

Ma Saung is a 13-year-old student from Burma. She lives with her grand-parents and nine-year-old brother in Thanbyuzayat, Mon State. Current...

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Ma Saung's Timeline

  • March 29, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 29, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • April 02, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ma Saung 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.

  • April 23, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ma Saung's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 24, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 36 donors

Treatment
Achilles Tendon Lengthening
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $8,568 for Ma Saung's treatment
Subsidies fund $7,068 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$7,306
Medical Staff
$56
Medication
$2
Supplies
$103
Travel
$11
Labs
$5
Radiology
$5
Other
$1,080

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Ma Ni

Ma Ni is a 30-year-old woman from Burma. In her free time, she likes to pray to Buddha. She and her husband work as government officers. Together they earn 414,000 kyat (approx. $414 USD) per month, which is not enough for any safety net after they pay their bills for utilities and other household expenses. One day in July 2019, Ma Ni stood up from her desk at work and had pain in her hip joints. She had to push her hand against her hips to help her walk. She did not think there was anything seriously wrong so she did not seek medical attention. However, two weeks after this incident, when she was going to work, she slipped and fell in front of her house. Right away her hips started to hurt and two weeks later, the pain gradually became severe. Her condition worsened day by day, although she visited several hospitals and had taken medications. Currently, Ma Ni has a lot of pain in her hips. She cannot walk for more than two minutes or the pain becomes unbearable. She does not feel comfortable when she lays down and has problems sleeping from the pain. She also needs help going to the bathroom and taking a shower. Fortunately, Ma Ni learned about Watsi's medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). At BCMF's care center, surgeons can perform a total hip replacement to relieve Ma Ni of her pain and allow her to walk easily. Treatment is scheduled for December 17th, and Ma Ni needs help raising $1,500 to pay for this procedure. Ma Ni said, "I had to send my son to my mother’s place in Mawlamyine and my husband also had to ask for leave. [When fully recovered] I want to take back my son from my mother and send him to school. I will support him in whatever he wants to become when he grows up.”

68% funded

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$1,031raised
$469to go

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