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Success! Zin Oo from Thailand raised $1,500 to treat his fractured leg.

Zin Oo
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Zin Oo's treatment was fully funded on October 10, 2016.

Photo of Zin Oo post-operation

October 26, 2016

Zin Oo successfully treated for his fractured leg.

Earlier this year, Zin Oo was in an accident while driving his motorbike and broke his leg. He went to the local hospital where doctors were able to surgically secure his bone back into place with rods, but has yet to have the rods removed.

Today, Zin Oo is doing great! His leg is much lighter now, so he can sit and stand much easier, and feels that he can walk for much longer than before. He shares that he no longer feels pain after the removal of the rods, and is excited to get back to work as soon as he can.

“I will work hard and save money for my daughter to grow up and go to school,” he says, “I will help my family and take good care of them. I would like to say thank you so much for helping me and I wish that all the donors will be happy and healthy.”

Earlier this year, Zin Oo was in an accident while driving his motorbike and broke his leg. He went to the local hospital where doctors were...

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August 16, 2016

23-year-old Zin Oo lives in Thailand with his wife, one-year-old daughter, four younger siblings, and his parents. They recently moved from Burma to Thailand three years ago seeking better job opportunities. Zin Oo’s parents are no longer able to bring in an income, so his entire family depends on Zin Oo and his wife as the only source of financial support.

Earlier this year, Zin Oo was in an accident while driving his motorbike to drop off a friend. Pieces of roofing from an unfinished construction site blew onto Zin Oo and his motorbike, causing him to crash into a small channel in the side of the road.

The crash broke a bone in Zin Oo’s lower leg, so he went to the local hospital where doctors were able to surgically secure his bone back into place with rods. Zin Oo was able to pay for this operation with the little savings he had working on a potato farm, but now he needs another surgery to remove the pins that the surgeons had used– surgery he cannot afford.

Zin Oo used to be able to save some money, but after his accident and visits to the hospital all the money that he saved is gone. Zin Oo can no longer work because of the pain and discomfort in his leg, so his wife now has to work most of the time as a day laborer. This sole income is not enough for even just everyday expenses. “It has been hard for the family since Zin Oo got in an accident because he is the one that the family depends on”, shares Zin Oo’s mother.

Zin Oo feels like he has become a burden on his wife and his family due to his leg condition. Let’s help him raise $1500 for his operation so that he can complete the full procedure to heal his broken leg. After treatment and recovery, he will be able to walk again free of pain.

Zin Oo and his family are very grateful for his treatment, and he is excited to return to supporting his family. “I want to recover quickly, continue my work and then I can help my family,” Zin Oo shares.

23-year-old Zin Oo lives in Thailand with his wife, one-year-old daughter, four younger siblings, and his parents. They recently moved from ...

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Zin Oo's Timeline

  • August 16, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 29, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zin Oo 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.

  • September 12, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zin Oo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 10, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zin Oo's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 26, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Zin Oo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Femur Rod Removal
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,627 for Zin Oo's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,127 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,306
Medical Staff
$827
Medication
$80
Supplies
$95
Labs
$30
Radiology
$27
Other
$262

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$1,173raised
$327to go

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