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

Paw
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Fully funded
Paw's treatment was fully funded on May 24, 2021.

Photo of Paw post-operation

August 9, 2021

Paw underwent fracture repair surgery.

Prior to her surgery, Paw’s right leg was in a lot of pain; swollen and sensitive, it kept her up at night and preventing her from standing on her own. Paw’s fractured leg was successfully reset during surgery, and while it still hurts a bit, the pain is not as strong as before and the swelling is starting to go down. She is learning to walk with crutches after her surgery and can’t wait for when she’ll be able to walk normally without crutches again soon.

Paw is optimistic about her future, saying, “When I have made a full recovery, I want to work and save money for my family. I want to fulfill all the needs in my household. I want to take care of my parents and I want to support my daughter so that she can go to school. I want to buy her clothes and I want to be able to buy her enough food.”

“I am grateful to all the donors and the organization Burma Children Medical Fund for saving my life. May God bless you all and fulfill all your needs,” says Paw.

Prior to her surgery, Paw’s right leg was in a lot of pain; swollen and sensitive, it kept her up at night and preventing her from standing ...

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March 12, 2021

Paw is a 21-year-old who lives with her parents, a brother, three sisters, a daughter and a niece in a refugee camp. Her father used to be an agricultural day laborer, but had to stop working due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Her sisters go to school and her brother is unemployed. Paw looks after her daughter and niece, who are too young to go to school, while her mother looks after the household chores. In her free time, Paw likes to play with her daughter and visit her friends.

On March 9th, Paw left the camp alone to collect firewood. While climbing a hill, she slipped, falling onto her right shin. She was in so much pain that she could not stand up. She got herself to a nearby road where a motorcyclist drove her back to the camp. At home, Paw was treated by a traditional healer, and a couple of days later, a second traditional healer told her family that Paw had fractured her leg. Paw’s father made a bamboo brace for her leg, and carried her to the hospital in the camp run by International Rescue Committee (IRC). Knowing that she would need surgery, IRC staff referred her to Burma Children Medical Fund to receive treatment at a local hospital. Currently, Paw experiences a lot of pain when moving her right leg. She cannot stand up by herself and she cannot sleep at night when the pain is severe. Since she injured her leg, she feels more tired and she has lost her appetite.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Paw will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure will help her walk and live pain-free. The procedure is scheduled for March 12th and will cost $1,500.

Paw shared, “once recovered, I will take care of my parents. I will work and save money for my daughter, so that I can make sure that she has food and clothes.”

Paw is a 21-year-old who lives with her parents, a brother, three sisters, a daughter and a niece in a refugee camp. Her father used to be a...

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Paw's Timeline

  • March 12, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 14, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Paw 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 14, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Paw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 24, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Paw's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 9, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Paw's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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