Success! Daw Khin from Burma raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery so she can return to teaching.

Daw Khin
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Daw Khin's treatment was fully funded on April 15, 2022.
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February 4, 2022

Photo of Daw Khin post-operation

June 1, 2022

Daw Khin underwent heart surgery and hopes to return to teaching.

Daw Khin's surgery was a success! Before undergoing her procedure, Daw Khin experienced many troubling symptoms that affected her ability to...

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Daw Khin's Timeline

  • February 4, 2022

    Daw Khin was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • February 6, 2022

    Daw Khin received treatment at Pun Hlaing 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.

  • February 7, 2022

    Daw Khin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 15, 2022

    Daw Khin's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 1, 2022

    Daw Khin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Charles is a 6-year-old boy and the third-born child in a family of five. He has a twin sibling with whom he enjoys playing with and has an undeniable bond. The mother is a stay-at-home wife, while the father is a farmer who relies on agriculture for sustenance and income to cover their day-to-day expenses. However, due to the current climate changes, the returns from his farming activities have been quite minimal. Consequently, he has had to find another day job to earn some extra money. Charles was recently diagnosed with bilateral genu varus. A condition where both of his legs are bowed outward. It began when he was 2 years old and has continued to worsen over the years. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, the bowing of his legs has made him walk with a side-to-side gait. Charles quickly becomes tired when engaging in activities that require mobility. Despite the parents’ efforts to seek treatment for his condition, living in a remote area has made it difficult for them to access the appropriate treatment. To address his condition, Charles requires corrective surgery, known as bilateral Sofield-Miller osteotomy to improve the alignment and functionality of his legs. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), has been able to diagnose Charles and create a treatment plan. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 1st. Treatment will hopefully restore Charles's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. AMH is now requesting $880 to help fund the corrective surgery for Charles. Charles says: “I wish to get better and for my legs to look normal. Hopefully, after this treatment, my legs will be fine.”

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