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Success! Tone from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund leg surgery.

Tone
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$1,500
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Fully funded
Tone's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Tone post-operation

December 17, 2020

Tone underwent leg surgery.

Before Tone received surgery, he suffered from pain and his leg was deformed. He could not walk without crutches. However, since his surgery, his leg is healing well and he is no longer in any pain. He’s relieved that his leg looks straight and is no longer deformed. Tone still has to use crutches until his leg has completely healed and he’s regained its strength.

Tone said, “I will work in the fields again when my leg has completely healed. I would like my leg to heal quickly so that I can work and support my parents. I feel bad that I have to depend on my family right now as I have no income.”

Before Tone received surgery, he suffered from pain and his leg was deformed. He could not walk without crutches. However, since his surgery...

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September 22, 2020

Tone is a 22-year-old agricultural day laborer in Thailand. He lives with his friend on his employer’s land and he earns 150 baht (approx. 5 USD) per day from his work. He also supports his parents and four younger siblings who live in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. In his free time Tone likes to watch cartoons and comedy soap operas on his phone.

On the evening of 15 April 2020, Tone and his friend were preparing to go hunting after work. After he loaded his pellet gun, Tone placed it upright on the ground, propped against the wall of his hut. Since the hut’s wall is not stable, the gun fell down and went off, shooting Tone’s left shin in the process. When Tone received an x-ray at the hospital, he learned that the pellet had fractured both bones in his lower left leg. Since his accident, Tone has been unable to work and support his family. He suffers from pain around the site of his injury, especially when that area is touched or pressure is applied to his leg. His lower left leg has not healed properly and he needs to use crutches to get around.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Tone will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for September 22nd and will cost $1,500. This treatment will allow Tone to regain mobility in his left leg. He will also no longer suffer from pain and he will be able to eventually return to work and continue to support his family.

Tone said, “When I was injured, there were travel restrictions [in Thailand] due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I’m lucky that the traditional healer said Mantras over me, otherwise my leg would be rotten and in need of amputation already.”

Tone is a 22-year-old agricultural day laborer in Thailand. He lives with his friend on his employer's land and he earns 150 baht (approx. 5...

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Tone's Timeline

  • September 22, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tone was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • September 22, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tone received treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital. 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.

  • September 22, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tone's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 1, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tone's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tone's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Internal Fixation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,656 for Tone'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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Daw Mya

Daw Mya is a 59-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her daughter, granddaughter, son, daughter-in-law, and grandson in Yangon, Burma. Daw Mya is currently too ill to work, but her daughter works as a seamstress in a factory. Her granddaughter goes to school, her son is a taxi driver, her daughter-in-law looks after their son at home. Her daughter and her son both help look after Daw Mya and try to support her as best they can. Daw Mya was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Daw Mya feels tired and experiences heart palpitations with chest pain. She has no appetite and cannot sleep well at night, and both of her legs are swollen. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Daw Mya. The treatment is scheduled to take place on February 21st and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably. Daw Mya said, “I want to get better soon so that I can help my family. I want to help them because my daughter-in-law is always looking after me and her child [my grandson], so she cannot work. If I can look after the household chores and take care of the family, they can go to work and earn more income for our family. I cannot go anywhere because of my condition. They always take care of me and they spend too much of their money on me.”

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$291to go

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