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Ko is a 37-year-old father from Thailand who needs $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery.

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March 12, 2021

Ko is a 37-year-old father of five who lives with his wife, three daughters and two sons in a refugee camp in Thailand. His family receives a cash card every month from an organization, but this is not enough to cover their expenses. Therefore, he also works as an agricultural day laborer in a nearby Thai village. In his free time, Ko enjoys playing cane ball and spending time with his friends.

On December 11, 2020, Ko slipped and fell onto rocks outside of the camp. When he tried to get up, Ko could tell that his leg was broken. He went to the hospital in the refugee camp run by Malteser International (MI). He was eventually referred to a hospital where he underwent surgery to insert a metal rod into his leg on December 25, 2020.

When he went back to the hospital for his follow-up appointment on February 3, 2021, the doctor observed that the surgical wound was infected and he underwent surgery to clean his wound. When the wound still did not heal, the doctor referred him to another hospital, where the doctor told him he would need an additional surgery to remove necrotic tissue and replace the rod in his leg. Currently, Ko is experiencing a lot of pain. It is difficult for him to walk and he is worried about his family in the camp.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Ko will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and finally heal. This procedure will allow Ko to walk and his leg to heal properly. The procedure is scheduled for March 12th and will cost $1,500.

Ko shared, “I really want to work to support my family as soon as possible. I cannot imagine what life would be like for my family if my leg never heals.”

Ko is a 37-year-old father of five who lives with his wife, three daughters and two sons in a refugee camp in Thailand. His family receives ...

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Ko's Timeline

  • March 12, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ko was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • March 12, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Ko was scheduled to receive treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • March 15, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ko's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Ko is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Ko's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Treatment
Internal Fixation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $21,155 for Ko's treatment
Subsidies fund $19,655 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$13,499
Medical Staff
$4,554
Medication
$22
Supplies
$1,673
Travel
$176
Labs
$40
Radiology
$29
Other
$1,162

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