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Saw Kaw is a soldier from Burma who needs $1,500 to fund fracture repair.

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February 17, 2017

Saw Kaw is a 38-year-old man from Burma. He is a soldier for the Karen National Union (KNU) and moves around frequently.

In December 2016, Saw Kaw was helping people repair parts of the road around their village by clearing trees for road work. He was cutting a tree when it fell on his upper leg. He was admitted to a local clinic for treatment, but after two months, his leg did not feel any better. The clinic sent him for an X-ray, which showed a broken femur. He was referred to Watsi’s medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), for evaluation and treatment.

At the time of his interview with BCMF, Saw Kaw’s entire leg was swollen. He shared that he had been unable to walk since the injury occurred and was often in a lot of pain, especially at night.

Saw Kaw needs help raising $1,500 to pay for an operation to repair his broken femur. During the operation, an orthopedic surgeon will insert a metal rod through the hollow center of the femur and secure it with screws. The rod will stabilize the broken bone until it is strong enough to support Saw Kaw’s weight. Saw Kaw is scheduled to undergo surgery on February 17.

Funding for Saw Kaw also covers the costs of seven nights in the hospital, lab tests, X-rays, physical therapy, surgical supplies, and crutches.

“I really want to work for my community and the KNU, but I cannot do it right now,” shares Saw Kaw. “I hope to recover fully so I can return to my village to work on the plantation with my family again.”

Saw Kaw is a 38-year-old man from Burma. He is a soldier for the Karen National Union (KNU) and moves around frequently. In December 201...

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Saw Kaw's Timeline

  • February 17, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Saw Kaw was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • February 18, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Saw Kaw received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital.

  • February 22, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saw Kaw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 18, 2017
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Saw Kaw's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Saw Kaw is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Internal Fixation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,656 for Saw Kaw's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,156 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,323
Medical Staff
$660
Medication
$54
Supplies
$303
Labs
$50
Radiology
$135
Other
$131

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