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Success! Sein from Burma raised $1,500 to fund surgery to heal his right leg after a landmine accident.

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Sein's treatment was fully funded on January 5, 2023.
December 15, 2022

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...

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Sein's Timeline

  • December 15, 2022

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

  • December 16, 2022

    Sein was scheduled to receive treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital in Thailand. 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.

  • December 21, 2022

    Sein's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 5, 2023

    Sein's treatment was fully funded.


    Awaiting Sein's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

The patient has broken bones and experiences pain and swelling.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

The patient will experience decreased mobility. He or she will not be able to do normal daily activities.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Many people in remote areas try to fix broken legs and arms by themselves. They also visit spiritual healers or traditional massagers. Sometimes, broken bones heal in incorrect positions.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

After a series of x-rays, the doctor decides to perform fracture repair surgery.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Healing takes time. When the bones have completely healed, patients will resume their normal activities without pain or swelling.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Potential side effects include allergic response, infection, malignancy, and osteoporosis.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Many of our medical partner's patients live in remote areas. They cannot afford or access treatment because it is only available in large cities.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If the broken bones are not fixed, the patient will spend his or her life in pain. Decreased mobility will cause the patient to require help from others.

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Chanthoeun is a 57-year-old rice farmer. She is a widow and lives in Kampong Cham province with her youngest daughter. She has a total of four daughters and nine precious grandchildren. She spends her days outside on the farm and caring for her grandchildren while her daughter sells soft drinks. She likes to watch Khmer dramas on TV in the evening. Twelve years ago, Chanthoeun developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her Irritation and redness. Lately, it has been much worse and she has difficulty seeing. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside. When Chanthoeun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. Chanthoeun needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent a recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $225. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for February 7th. Chanthoeun said, "I hope after surgery my eye irritation will go away, and no redness. I want to help my daughter to take care of my grandchildren, go outside to help with the rice, and do housework well"

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