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Success! Htoo from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Htoo
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Htoo's treatment was fully funded on May 6, 2021.

Photo of Htoo post-operation

October 22, 2021

Htoo underwent fracture repair surgery and has fully healed.

Before surgery, Htoo could not bend his left arm, which was being kept straight in a brace, and he was in pain. After surgery his condition is improved significantly. Now he can bend his left arm and he is no longer in pain. He is very active and playful now. Htoo loves to play with his friends and also loves to climb trees. His parent shared that they don’t let him climb up tall trees as they worry that he will fall down and hurt this arm again.

Htoo said, “Now, my arm is no more pain!” His parents are very thankful to the donors and told us, “Thank you to all the donors who support my son’s treatment cost.”

Before surgery, Htoo could not bend his left arm, which was being kept straight in a brace, and he was in pain. After surgery his condition...

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March 12, 2021

Htoo is a five-year-old boy from who lives with his parents and four siblings in a refugee camp in Thailand. His mother is a homemaker and his father used to work as a day laborer in a nearby Thai village, but has been unable to leave the camp for work since COVID-19 broke out in Thailand. Htoo will start Kindergarten this year. Their family’s monthly stipend is not enough to cover their daily needs.

Recently, Htoo climbed a guava tree to pick some fruit. He slipped, fell, and landed on his left arm. Htoo injured his elbow in the fall and his father immediately rushed him to the camp hospital run by Malteser International (MI). After receiving first aid, the medic referred him to another hospital, where he was diagnosed with a broken elbow and referred for treatment. Knowing that Htoo needed surgery, MI staff referred him to our Medical Partner Burma Children Medical Fund for financial assistance to access surgery. Currently, Htoo is in pain and cannot bend his left arm.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Htoo will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for March 12th and will cost $1,500. This procedure will help Htoo regain use of his left arm so that he can complete daily tasks.

Htoo’s father is hopeful he’ll be feeling well soon. He shared that right now, “Htoo does not want to go to school or study. He loves to play football.”

Htoo is a five-year-old boy from who lives with his parents and four siblings in a refugee camp in Thailand. His mother is a homemaker and h...

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Htoo's Timeline

  • March 12, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Htoo was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • March 12, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Htoo received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • March 15, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Htoo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 6, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Htoo's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 22, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Htoo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Internal Fixation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $21,155 for Htoo's treatment
Subsidies fund $19,655 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$13,499
Medical Staff
$4,554
Medication
$22
Supplies
$1,673
Travel
$176
Labs
$40
Radiology
$29
Other
$1,162

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Da

Da is a 67-year-old man who lives with his wife and son in a village on the border of Thailand. Da cannot work since his vision deteriorated three years ago. Da's wife is a homemaker, and his son works as a day laborer. In his free time, Da likes to listen to gospel songs. Starting three years ago, Da's right pupil gradually turned white. The vision in his right eye also blurred over time. Later on, the vision in his left eye also became blurred. When he went to Mae Sot Hospital, the doctor diagnosed him with cataracts in both his eyes and told him he would need surgery. However, when Da told the doctor the he had experienced seizures in the past, the doctor ordered a CT scan to check if the problem with his vision is being caused by a brain tumor. Currently, Da cannot see anything and can only perceive light. He needs someone to guide him to the toilet and help him take a shower because he cannot see. Doctors want Da to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Da's CT scan and care, scheduled for November 29th. Da says, "If my vision is restored, I will teach my son how to farm the land and grow crops. I will also volunteer at the Church as much as I can."

47% funded

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$198raised
$216to go

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