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Success! Daw Moe from Burma raised $694 to fund life-changing surgery so she can heal her condition and walk again.

Daw Moe
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$694
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$0
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Fully funded
Daw Moe's treatment was fully funded on November 30, 2022.

Photo of Daw Moe post-operation

December 19, 2022

Daw Moe underwent life-changing surgery so she can heal and walk again.

In the past Daw Moe had a lot of pain in her right foot which was swollen. She could not walk, had to use a wheelchair, and always needed someone to help her go to the toilet. She could not sleep well at night nor do household chores and had to rely on her son and daughter to help her. She also felt stressed and sad about her condition. Now, her wound has almost healed completely, and she no longer experiences pain. She is starting to walk again without using a wheelchair and she is able to go to the toilet by herself. However, her daughter is always nearby to help her if needed. She can now sleep well, and her appetite has returned. She shared that she no longer worries as much about her condition.

When she recovers fully, she wants to work so that she can pay back her debt, but she does not know what type of work she will do.

Daw Moe said: “I want to say thank you to all the donors for helping me receive treatment. They have helped me a lot, I appreciate all their help and hope they may be healthy too.”

In the past Daw Moe had a lot of pain in her right foot which was swollen. She could not walk, had to use a wheelchair, and always needed so...

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July 8, 2022

Daw Moe is a 43-year-old mother from Burma who likes to listen to music in her free time. She lives with her husband and her two children. Both of her children had to stop going to school two years ago when she could no longer afford to pay for their school fees. Her husband sometimes works as a day laborer, and since unenrolling in school, her son now also works as a day laborer. Daw Moe has a cow, and they earn money by selling the cow’s milk. She would also help support her family by managing all of the household chores, but she has been unable to do much for the past five months due to her condition. Since then, her son and daughter have stepped up to help.

Daw Moe has dealt with pain on the sole of her right foot since the end of January. The pain was initially caused by a blister, but even after seeking medical care at a hospital and treating the wound, the pain returned. She went back to the hospital about two months ago due to severe pain, and the doctor diagnosed her with a chronic ulcer. They gave her medications and cleaned the ulcer, but this did not heal her condition. The doctor told her that in order to properly heal, she would need to undergo a debridement, which is a procedure to remove any damaged or dead tissue. When she told the doctor that she could not pay for the surgery, the doctor referred her to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), for assistance accessing further treatment.

Currently, Daw Moe’s right foot is in pain and swollen. She cannot walk and needs help using the restroom. To get around, she uses a wheelchair because she does not feel comfortable putting any weight on her right foot. She struggles sleeping at night because she feels saddened about her condition. She also can no longer help with household chores, so her son has to handle everything while her daughter looks after her in the hospital.

Fortunately, BCMF is helping Daw Moe receive treatment. On July 8th, surgeons will perform a debridement to help relieve her pain and allow her to walk again. Now, Daw Moe needs help to fund this $694 procedure.

Daw Moe expresses, “I feel pity on my son as he has to do everything when I am admitted at the hospital. He is also the sole bread winner, as my husband hardly works. I hope that I will get well soon so that I can go home and help him.”

Daw Moe is a 43-year-old mother from Burma who likes to listen to music in her free time. She lives with her husband and her two children. B...

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Daw Moe's Timeline

  • July 8, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 8, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Daw Moe 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.

  • July 13, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

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

  • November 30, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Daw Moe's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 19, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Wound Debridement
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $694 for Daw Moe's treatment
Hospital Fees
$225
Medical Staff
$112
Medication
$128
Supplies
$188
Travel
$6
Labs
$5
Radiology
$0
Other
$30

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