Da is a 64-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives alone and she is retired. Her daughter, who works as a day laborer, supports her with basic living cost and takes care of her when she is sick.
On January 5th, after Da finished taking a shower, she tried to pick her shirt from the bathroom floor and she suddenly slipped. She fell down on the floor and broke her left femour bone. Currently, she experiences pain in her left thigh. She can’t move her left leg and can’t even sit down. She can only slightly move her toes. There is no external wound but the swelling has gotten worse, which is a concern for her.
With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Da will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for January 9th and will cost $1,500. This procedure will free Da from her pain, and help her walk and look after herself again.
Da said, “I was capable of doing my household activities before the accident. After that, I wasn’t even able to sit properly. I had to lie down all the time because my thigh is so painful. My daughter can’t go to work because she has to take care of me.” She also added, “After the treatment, I want to take care of myself without anyone’s help. I don’t want anyone to get busy because of me.”
Da is a 64-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives alone and she is retired. Her daughter, who works as a day laborer, supports her with bas...
Da underwent a surgery to help her walk again.
Before the surgery, Da had severe pain in her leg, making it impossible for her to move it. Her left thigh was swollen, and she was unable to weight bear. Now, Da’s surgical wound is dry and healing well, and her leg is no longer swollen. She has some pain but is healing well. Da can stand and has started to walk with the walker, but she does not yet have the confidence to walk for long distances. She hopes to try this soon and is relieved she can sleep well and is feeling happy. She wants to thank all the donors who have helped her get treatment.
Da said, “I am lucky to have have received treatment twice. Firstly, for my eye and now the second time for my fracture. This support means a lot to me and my family. Because of you, I have the chance to stay happily with my family again. When I recover fully, I will take care of my grandchildren and help with the household chores. I want to take care of myself without anyone’s help. I don’t want anyone to feel overworked because of me. Thank you so much BCMF and donors for helping me get treatment. I wish all the people who have helped me will receive more blessings and prosperity.”
Before the surgery, Da had severe pain in her leg, making it impossible for her to move it. Her left thigh was swollen, and she was unable t...