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Success! Zin from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair after a road accident.

Zin
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Fully funded
Zin's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2022.

Photo of Zin post-operation

March 4, 2022

Zin underwent fracture repair after a road accident.

Zin’s surgery was a success!

Before surgery, Zin experienced a lot of pain in his left thigh and hip. Even with pain medication, he could not walk, move, or lift up his leg on his own due to the pain and instability of the fractures. This resulted in him having to depend on his mother’s help to complete everyday tasks. Now after surgery, he no longer experiences the extreme pain he felt before and is able to walk well with crutches. He is far enough along in recovery to walk without crutches, however only for small amounts of time, before the pain returns. As a compromise, he uses his crutches when he walks outside of his house for support, but chooses not to use them inside his house to help him build strength. Zin has been eager to begin helping his mother with some cleaning at home, but she worries that his leg may get hurt, so she asked him to put his recovery first.

In the future, Zin will continue his studies when school re-opens. He’s said that he is very happy that he is able to walk again, while his mother mentions that this treatment brings such a huge benefit to their family. She added how grateful they were to the donors as well, for if there were no donors they would’ve had to borrow an incredibly high amount of money that would not have been easy for them to pay back. They are so happy that Zin is able to walk again, and give many thanks to the donors who enabled it to happen.

His mother said, “I will support my son for his education and support him for what he wants to become. I do not want him to work on the hard job like his father does. If he is educated, then he will find a better job.”

Zin's surgery was a success! Before surgery, Zin experienced a lot of pain in his left thigh and hip. Even with pain medication, he could...

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December 28, 2021

Zin is a 15-year-old boy who lives with his parents and two younger sisters in Tak Province in Thailand. He and his sisters are all students. His father is an agriculture day laborer and his mother is a homemaker. In his free time, Zin likes to play football with his friends. He also helps his father with his work when he has time to earn pocket money.

Early morning on December 28th, Zin and his friend rode out on his friend’s motorcycle to the field to help Zin’s father. While driving on the dirt road, Zin’s friend suddenly lost control and their motorcycle slide off the road. Zin, who was sitting behind his friend, hit his leg against a metal post beside the road andthey both fell off the motorcycle. Currently, Zin is experiencing a lot of pain in his left thigh and hip. He cannot move his leg, walk, nor go to the bathroom by himself.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Zin will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The emergency procedure is scheduled for December 28th and will cost $1,500. This treatment will help Zin heal, regain mobility in his left leg, and live pain free. He will be able to take care of himself again without requiring help from others.

Zin’s mother said, “I was very worried when I learned that I would need to deposit a large amount of money so that my son could receive surgery. We do not even have enough money to buy enough food to last us until the end of the month. I really needed your help and I was extremely happy when I saw your staff and was told that donors could help pay for my son’s treatment! Thank you in advance to all the donors and the organization for helping my son!”

Zin is a 15-year-old boy who lives with his parents and two younger sisters in Tak Province in Thailand. He and his sisters are all students...

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Zin's Timeline

  • December 28, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 29, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zin received treatment at Mae Sot General 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 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 27, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zin's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 4, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Zin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 35 donors

Treatment
ORIF
  • 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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