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Success! Kaung from Thailand raised $1,500 to fix a fracture on his right hand.

Kaung
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Kaung's treatment was fully funded on January 14, 2020.

Photo of Kaung post-operation

February 16, 2020

Kaung received treatment to fix a fracture on his right hand.

Before surgery, Kaung cried a lot because of the pain and he could not lift up his hand. Since he received treatment, he has started to play with toys and he no longer cries a lot. His mother is very happy that Kaung received treatment and his grandmother is no longer worried about him. Also, his grandmother no longer needs to carry him around in her arms as Kaung is no longer in distress. In the future, Kaung’s mother is planning to send him to school when he is old enough. She will also support him in whatever he decides to become in the future.

“I am very thankful to the donors as well as the doctor and nurses for helping my son,” said Kaung’s mother.

Before surgery, Kaung cried a lot because of the pain and he could not lift up his hand. Since he received treatment, he has started to play...

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October 16, 2019

Kaung is a three-year-old boy from Thailand. He lives with his parents and grandmother. His mother works in a sewing factory and his father as a day labourer while his grandmother taking care of him at home.

On October 16th, around 10 in the morning, Kaung was playing with a stick after breakfast. While his grandmother went to wash the dishes, after feeding him, Kaung tried to climb up onto the fence but fell off onto the ground and broke his right humerus bone. Currently, Kaung is in pain and he cannot lift up his right hand. He cries a lot and his grandmother has to carry him around in her arms.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Kaung will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for October 16th and will cost $1,500. This surgery will help Kaung to be able to use his hand again without pain.

His grandmother said, “I am very worried for my grandson when I see that his hand is broken. I don’t know what to do to help him. I just know that I am worried as we do not have money to seek treatment for him.”

Kaung is a three-year-old boy from Thailand. He lives with his parents and grandmother. His mother works in a sewing factory and his father ...

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Kaung's Timeline

  • October 16, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kaung was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • October 16, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kaung 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.

  • October 27, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kaung's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 14, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kaung's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 16, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kaung's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

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