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Success! Daw Aye from Burma raised $885 to fund fracture repair surgery to regain use of her arm.

Daw Aye
  • $885 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Daw Aye's treatment was fully funded on April 19, 2022.
March 25, 2022

Daw Aye is a 49-year-old woman who lives with her three sons, daughter-in-law, and a grandson in Burma. Two of her sons works as carpenters, while one works in a factory. Her daughter-in-law is a homemaker and her grandson is too young to go to school. Daw Aye was working as a vegetable seller, but recently stopped due to her injury.

In February, Daw Aye and her grandson walked to her sister’s village for a visit. When her grandson tripped along the way, Daw Aye tried to catch him and fell herself. She injured her right knee, right elbow, hit her head and lost consciousness. Her elbow remained swollen and painful, and she sought treatment from a traditional healer. The healer suggested stretching exercises, but unfortunately, her condition did not improve. She visited a hospital where an x-ray and physical exam indicated a closed fracture of her elbow.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), is helping Daw Aye access the treatment she needs to heal. On March 26th, she will undergo internal fixation surgery at BCMF’s care center. Hopefully, the procedure will help her regain use of her right arm and alleviate her pain. Now, she needs help raising $885 to fund her procedure and care.

Daw Aye shared, “when the doctor told me about the cost of the surgery, I started to cry because I do not want to burden my children. My children are very kind to me and they are all good. When they heard that the surgery will be expensive, they told me that my only option was to pawn the house to come up with money to pay for the surgery. When the monk told me not to worry about the cost and that donors may be able to help pay for it, my children told me they would kneel down in front of the donors [in respect] if they ever had the chance to meet them in person.”

Daw Aye is a 49-year-old woman who lives with her three sons, daughter-in-law, and a grandson in Burma. Two of her sons works as carpenters,...

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Daw Aye's Timeline

  • March 25, 2022

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

  • March 26, 2022

    Daw Aye was scheduled to receive treatment at KBC 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.

  • April 1, 2022

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

  • April 19, 2022

    Daw Aye's treatment was fully funded.


    Awaiting Daw Aye's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Internal Fixation
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $885 for Daw Aye's treatment
Hospital Fees
Medical Staff
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

The patient has dislocation or fractured bones and experiences pain, trouble using or moving the injured area or nearby joints, unable to lift up any weight, swelling, bruising, or redness.

​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 their normal daily activities, including schooling or work.

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

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

  • 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 to help permanently heal the patient. The patient usually will stay at the hospital 4-5 days in total.

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 for day-to-day tasks.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.