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

Aye Chan
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Aye Chan's treatment was fully funded on December 13, 2018.

Photo of Aye Chan post-operation

December 4, 2018

Aye Chan underwent fracture repair surgery.

Aye Chan is now gradually recovering. She can now sleep and eat well.

“To all those who have helped me, thank you so much,” she says.

Aye Chan is now gradually recovering. She can now sleep and eat well. “To all those who have helped me, thank you so much," she says....

October 31, 2018

Aye Chan is a five-year-old preschool girl from Thailand. She lives with her family in a village in Mae Sot Township.

In October, Aye Chan slipped and fell, breaking her right forearm. Currently, she cannot sleep at night, and she is on painkillers to manage the pain. She cannot lift her left arm.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Aye Chan will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for November 1 and will cost $1,500. The treatment will help her to use her left hand again. She will be able to go to school, allowing her mother, who is currently caring for her, to return to work.

Her mother says, “I’m looking forward to seeing her recover…I would like to thank your organization for helping my daughter. I will never forget what you have done for my daughter. When she recovers, I will continue to send her to school no matter how difficult it is.”

Aye Chan is a five-year-old preschool girl from Thailand. She lives with her family in a village in Mae Sot Township. In October, Aye Ch...

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Aye Chan's Timeline

  • October 31, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Aye Chan was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • November 1, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Aye Chan 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.

  • November 4, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aye Chan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 4, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Aye Chan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 13, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aye Chan's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 33 donors

Funded by 33 donors

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

Isaack is an energetic 21-year-old from Kiambu County in Kenya. He is the fourth born in a family of seven. His mother works as a housewife and his father works as a small businessman and lives in western Kenya. Isaack works on construction sites and enjoys playing football during his free time. Last Sunday, Isaack was playing football with his friends when he bumped into a fellow player and fell. Instantly they knew his injury was serious because his tibial shaft assumed a C-like shape and begun to swell. Isaack was brought to Nazareth Hospital. The fracture was stabilized with a splint. Isaack was instructed to go home and await for potential surgery while the swelling went down. Upon review by the surgeon, an implant is recommended to ensure he heals. When Isaack was informed of the money required for surgery he asked the surgeon if there was any other treatment option because he had no way to raise the funds necessary and his family was not in a position to contribute to his bill. The surgeon explained that the nature of the fracture requires surgery for proper healing and referred him to the Watsi-AMH program. If not treated the fracture on Isaack’s left leg may heal with a deformity leading to reduced functionality of his left lower limb, thus affecting his mobility, which is an important for allowing him to work and earn money to support himself and his family. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner AMH can help. On September 2nd, Isaack will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. If treated, the fracture on Isaack’s left leg will heal without any deformity and allow him to walk with ease. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure. Isaack remarked, “I look forward to the day I will be able to play on the football field again and go to work with ease so that I can fend for myself as I am used to.”

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