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Success! Naw from Burma raised $1,500 to fund musculoskeletal surgery.

Naw
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Naw's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Naw post-operation

August 29, 2017

Naw underwent musculoskeletal surgery.

Before surgery, Naw was wholly dependent on others when completing most tasks that involved movement. After two surgeries and physical therapy, she is now able to lift both of her legs, stand up on her feet, and move her leg slowly. Naw looks happy and smiles frequently.

Naw’s adoptive mother says, “I wanted her to be able to move and to learn to participate in society like any others.”

Before surgery, Naw was wholly dependent on others when completing most tasks that involved movement. After two surgeries and physical thera...

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May 4, 2017

Naw is a 14-year-old girl from Burma with cerebral palsy. She lives at the Bible School. Naw is able to sit independently and is able to use her left upper limb for functional tasks, but she has some impairment in her right upper limb. To move around her environment, she must be lifted. She is also dependent for all self-care tasks.

To help with her mobility, Naw was referred to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), through Stepping Stones, a physiotherapy support service. She needs Achilles tendon lengthening surgery. This procedure will help alleviate the tightening in her calves, giving her more independent movement.

On May 4, Naw will undergo surgery at Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital, BCMF’s care center. BCMF is asking for $1,500 to cover the cost of her surgery.

After treatment, Naw will be able to move around more easily!

Naw is a 14-year-old girl from Burma with cerebral palsy. She lives at the Bible School. Naw is able to sit independently and is able to use...

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Naw's Timeline

  • May 3, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Naw 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.

  • May 4, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 26, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 29, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Naw's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Naw's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Achilles Tendon Lengthening
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $8,568 for Naw'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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Him is a 40-year-old woman who used to work in the market near her home. She is married to a rice farmer and has two sons and one daughter. Her sons are 15 and 12 years old, her daughter is 6 years old. Him enjoys cooking for her family, walking her daughter to and from school, and watching Khmer movies. She was a clothes seller at the market, but stopped after her injury. Last August, Him was in a traffic accident and fractured the bone in her right upper arm. She went to a government hospital for surgery to repair the bone. She left soon after the operation because they couldn't afford the cost to stay, even though her fracture had not yet healed well. Now she has an open wound, feels poorly, and cannot use her arm. A neighbor suggested Him visit Children's Surgical Centre for further treatment. She and her family traveled two hours to the hospital, where surgeons diagnosed a Volkmann contracture, which occurs when there is a lack of blood flow to the forearm. There is increased pressure due to swelling, a condition called compartment syndrome. Surgeons have determined they are not able to save her arm and plan to do an above-the-elbow amputation. The total cost of his procedure is $446, which covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. The procedure is scheduled for March 10th and Him needs help to pay for this procedure. Him shared, "I hope after surgery I won't have pain or infection anymore. This treatment will help me in the future to work to support my family."

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Him

Him is a 40-year-old woman who used to work in the market near her home. She is married to a rice farmer and has two sons and one daughter. Her sons are 15 and 12 years old, her daughter is 6 years old. Him enjoys cooking for her family, walking her daughter to and from school, and watching Khmer movies. She was a clothes seller at the market, but stopped after her injury. Last August, Him was in a traffic accident and fractured the bone in her right upper arm. She went to a government hospital for surgery to repair the bone. She left soon after the operation because they couldn't afford the cost to stay, even though her fracture had not yet healed well. Now she has an open wound, feels poorly, and cannot use her arm. A neighbor suggested Him visit Children's Surgical Centre for further treatment. She and her family traveled two hours to the hospital, where surgeons diagnosed a Volkmann contracture, which occurs when there is a lack of blood flow to the forearm. There is increased pressure due to swelling, a condition called compartment syndrome. Surgeons have determined they are not able to save her arm and plan to do an above-the-elbow amputation. The total cost of his procedure is $446, which covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. The procedure is scheduled for March 10th and Him needs help to pay for this procedure. Him shared, "I hope after surgery I won't have pain or infection anymore. This treatment will help me in the future to work to support my family."

17% funded

17%funded
$79raised
$367to go