Sein is a 27-year-old man from Burma. He lives in Karen State which is in a state of emergency. He enjoys hunting, listening to the news and watching movies on his phone.
In December 2021, Sein, and his five friends were walking home in the forest, when one of his friends stepped on a landmine. In the resulting explosion, his friend lost his left leg and Sein fractured his lower right leg. He received treatment and felt better, but in September 2022, he experienced severe pain in his right leg. He is now unable to stand or walk on his right leg, thus he uses crutches for walking.
With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Sein will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for December 16th and will cost $1,500. This procedure will help Sein recover from the pain and to be able to walk properly again.
Sein stated, “Because of my condition, I feel like I am a burden as (my friends) have to bring me from place to place searching for treatment (for my leg).”
Sein is a 27-year-old man from Burma. He lives in Karen State which is in a state of emergency. He enjoys hunting, listening to the news and...
Sein underwent surgery to heal his right leg after a landmine accident.
Since the surgery, Sein is no longer in pain. He still needs to use crutches and has to sit down for a shower as the doctor is still not allowing him to bear full weight on his right leg.
After he is fully healed, Sein would like to go back to his community and serve his people like before. He recognizes that some of his friends have given their lives to protect their people, so he said, “I will never give up serving to protect Karen people all that I can.”
“There were a few patients with similar conditions who came to Chiang Mai for treatment, but they haven’t received surgery yet. I’m very grateful that despite my late arrival, I had surgery earlier than some other patients who are still waiting, and I will soon be fully recovered,” said Sein.
Since the surgery, Sein is no longer in pain. He still needs to use crutches and has to sit down for a shower as the doctor is still not all...