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Success! Than from Burma raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Than
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Than's treatment was fully funded on June 25, 2018.

Photo of Than post-operation

May 23, 2018

Than underwent fracture repair surgery.

Since Than’s surgery, he is free of pain and is happy that he can walk again. He no longer requires crutches.

“I’m happy my surgery is finished, and this has also made my family happy,” said Than. “I want to open a small shop as I need to make money for my future.”

Since Than's surgery, he is free of pain and is happy that he can walk again. He no longer requires crutches. “I’m happy my surgery is fi...

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April 22, 2018

Than is a 30-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his friend, and they occasionally host Karen National Union (KNU) members. He currently works as a guard at one of the gates of the KNU area in Karen State, Burma, but he does not get paid.

A few years ago, Than and some other villagers were driving to buy wood at a timber shop. He was sitting on the truck bed when one of the car’s tires burst. When he tried to jump down from the truck, Than’s left leg was hit by two heavy boxes, which broke his femur. Although he received treatment at that time, his femur has not healed properly. He is suffering from a significant walking impairment and constant pain in his left leg and his knee. Because his femur did not heal properly, he cannot walk on his own but requires crutches.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Than will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for April 24 and will cost $1,500. After surgery, he will be able to fully work and walk again.

“I hope that I am able to get a job and support my mother, once I am able walk again. Thinking about my current situation saddens me a lot,” says Than.

Than is a 30-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his friend, and they occasionally host Karen National Union (KNU) members. He currently ...

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Than's Timeline

  • April 22, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Than was submitted by Than Than Oo at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • April 23, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Than's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 25, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Than 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.

  • May 23, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Than's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 25, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Than's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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