Success! Min from Burma raised $1,500 to fund internal fixation surgery.

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Fully funded
Min's treatment was fully funded on October 12, 2023.
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March 19, 2023

Photo of Min post-operation

September 19, 2023

Min underwent internal fixation surgery.

Min’s surgery was a success! Before surgery, Min was in a lot of pain and couldn’t move his legs or care for himself. Now, after surgery, Mi...

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Min's Timeline

  • March 19, 2023

    Min was submitted by Dr. Phyoe Pyae Thu, Programs Assistant and Medical Advisor at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • March 19, 2023

    Min 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.

  • March 21, 2023

    Min's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 19, 2023

    Min's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 12, 2023

    Min's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 47 donors

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Sobel is an unemployed 21-year-old who lives in Phnom Penh province with six other members of his family - his father and five siblings who all live together at home. His father is retired. Before his injury, Sobel had an engineering job and enjoyed playing volleyball with friends. In July 2023, on his way home from work, Sobel's motorcycle skidded on the rain-soaked surface, sending him crashing onto the pavement. He lost consciousness for several hours. His sister took him to a local hospital with a skull fracture, broken collarbone, and broken upper arm. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. Sobel is unable to lift his shoulder or hand, consequently stripping away his ability to work. The thought of navigating life with only one arm is hard for him to imagine. Sobel traveled to Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre to receive treatment. This is the only center in the whole country where this treatment is available. On January 2nd, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he hopes to restore function in his arm and hand and find a job to help his family. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. Sobel said: "I want to work like before and hope the surgeons can help me."

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