Dah is a 63-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her daughter, two sons, and a daughter-in-law in a village on the Thai-Burma border. They all make and sell traditional rice wine, and grow and sell vegetables on their small farm. In her free time, Dah enjoys watching television and working on her small farm.
On the morning of February 3rd, one of her sons drove her and her other son to their farmland. The road was undulating and full of potholes. Suddenly, their motorbike slid and they all fell off. Both her sons were fine, but Dah broke her left femur. As a result, Dah cannot walk or move her left leg and is in a lot of pain.
With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Dah will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for February 3rd and will help her walk free of pain. Dah and her family need help raising $1,500 to funder her procedure and care.
“I worry that I will not be able to walk like before”, she said. “If I cannot walk I don’t know how I will be able to work on our farmland.”
Dah is a 63-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her daughter, two sons, and a daughter-in-law in a village on the Thai-Burma border...
Dah underwent surgery to reset her fractured bones.
After surgery, Dah can now sit and even walk without crutches. However, the doctor recommended that she continue to use the crutch until her bone is completely healed. She is currently staying at home and assisting with household chores that do not require her to stand.
Dah said, “If I have completely recovered, I would like to go back to work on the farm where we grow cash crops to make a living. However, if my walking is going to be affected, I can always stay at home and raise domestic animals like chickens or pigs to earn money.”
“I am happy, surprised, and also thankful that you have supported my treatment. If I had not received support from you, I would have had to borrow money to pay for my surgery, and I probably would have a lot of debt by now. Thank you donors and BCMF for your generous support,” added Dah.
After surgery, Dah can now sit and even walk without crutches. However, the doctor recommended that she continue to use the crutch until her...