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Success! Khu from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund surgery to reset fractured bones so he can use his arm again.

Khu
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Fully funded
Khu's treatment was fully funded on November 12, 2022.

Photo of Khu post-operation

November 21, 2022

Khu underwent surgery to reset fractured bones so he can use his arm again.

Before his surgery, Khu could not grab any objects with his right hand or even move his right arm without experiencing pain. Since his accident, he had taken medication to control the pain and to help him sleep. Because he is right-handed, it was difficult for him to do basic activities like eat, dress himself and take a shower. Since he received surgery, he no longer needs to take pain medication regularly and is able to sleep well, grab light objects, and care for himself.

Khu said, “I would like to thank all the donors and everyone from the organisation who helped me with my treatment cost. I hope that my life will be better, and I will be able to find work after I have fully recovered from my condition.”

Before his surgery, Khu could not grab any objects with his right hand or even move his right arm without experiencing pain. Since his accid...

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May 31, 2022

Khu is a 42-year-old who lives with his three sisters and two nieces in a refugee camp. In February, he had to flee across the border from Karen State in Burma due to fighting around his village. His two younger sisters are students, while his other sister is currently working as an agricultural day laborer since Khu cannot work since his accident. He looks after his two nieces who are too young to go to school.

In March, Khu was working on a local farm and was struck on the right forearm by a tire chain from an exploding tractor tire he was filling. After unsuccessfully trying for two months to heal his arm with blessed oil and turmeric paste, he sought medical help and was referred to Mae Sot hospital, where it was determined that he needs surgery for a broken forearm bone.

Currently, Khu cannot lift up his right arm and cannot grab any objects with his right hand. He cannot move his right arm because of the pain. He has taken pain medicine since his accident to control the pain and he is not able to work.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Khu will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for June 1st and will cost $1,500. This procedure will help him regain use of his right arm so that he can go back to work and earn a living to support himself and his family.

Khu said, “Everyone told me that I am very lucky that only my arm was injured. I feel very sad that I cannot work and that I have to depend on my sister’s income. She has to work hard since my accident. I hope I will get better soon so that I can find work again.”

Khu is a 42-year-old who lives with his three sisters and two nieces in a refugee camp. In February, he had to flee across the border from K...

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Khu's Timeline

  • May 31, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 1, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khu 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.

  • June 1, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 12, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khu's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 21, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Khu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

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

Kim is a 43-year-old married father of a 15-year-old son. While his family has a rice farm and tends farm animals to sell at the market, Kim also works in the city in construction, to add to the financial support for his family. When he is home, he enjoys meeting with his friends, and watching boxing on TV. In May, Kim was in a motor collision with another motorbike, badly injuring his left shoulder and forearm. He went to the local hospital, where he underwent surgery, and had hardware placed that would hold the fractured bones in his arm together. Despite the surgery, his forearm continues to be very painful, and he experiences tingling in his fingers, although he can't move them. In addition to these symptoms, his fingers are bent into a claw like position, because of damage to a major nerve that controls the muscles in his hand and arm. His arm is weak, and he cannot work with his left hand, so he is unable to pursue jobs in construction. The loss in pay from his construction work has made it difficult for his family financially, and Kim is worried about their future. Fortunately, our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is here to help Kim access the care that he needs. Children's Surgical Centre is requesting your help to fund a $572 procedure, which is scheduled for September 12th. During this surgery, physicians at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform a nerve exploration and a bone graft, to complete the repair of Kim's arm, enabling him to return to his construction work, and to a life without pain. Kim shared: "After surgery, I hope my arm will have no more pain, I will heal soon, and will be able to work with my hand for my family again."

12% funded

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$73raised
$499to go

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