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Success! Ko from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund leg surgery so he can walk and work again.

Ko
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Fully funded
Ko's treatment was fully funded on August 2, 2022.

Photo of Ko post-operation

November 1, 2022

Ko underwent leg surgery so he can walk and work again.

Since Ko received two surgeries and he can now walk and is able to lift his left leg. He is relieved that he can now put weight on his left leg and the ulcer on his upper left leg has healed. When our medical partner staff contacted him to ask how he is feeling now that he is home, Ko said that his condition is significantly improved. He can walk short distances without crutches. His surgical wound is well healed and he is happy to not be in pain anymore.

Ko, who is originally from Burma, said, “I hope one day, we can return to our country when the situation is better. Thank you so much to everyone for supporting the cost of my surgery. My wife and I were very happy while we stayed at Mae Tao Clinic, and BCMF took good care of us.”

Since Ko received two surgeries and he can now walk and is able to lift his left leg. He is relieved that he can now put weight on his left ...

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June 21, 2022

Ko is a 23-year-old man from Thailand. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Tak Province. Ko is a homemaker while his wife works as a day labourer. He plans to send his older daughter to a Thai school in the new school year, but his younger daughter is still too young to go to school. In his free time Ko likes to play football and cane ball. However, with his leg in pain, he spends most of his time helping out with household chores he can still do and teaching his oldest daughter how to read and write in Burmese.

In early 2021, Kyaw was still living in his village in Myawaddy Township in Burma but it has been a very challenging time for his community ever since the military coup. He and his wife were injured in an emergency involving the local soldiers who came to their area. Luckily other villagers came to their rescue and Kyaw was treated for fractures on both his upper and lower leg, where a metal rod was inserted to help him heal. The rod became infected and with the support of Watsi he recently had the rod removed.

Now with the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Ko will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and finally ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for June 22nd and will cost $1,500. He will be able to walk again after surgery and he will no longer in pain.

“If my leg recovers, I want to support my family. I am still young and I want to work,” Ko said.

Ko is a 23-year-old man from Thailand. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Tak Province. Ko is a homemaker while his wife works as a...

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Ko's Timeline

  • June 21, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 21, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ko's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 22, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ko 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.

  • August 2, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ko's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ko's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

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Funded by 1 donor

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

Vanna is a 38-year-old former construction worker from Cambodia. He is married and has a five-year-old son who has just started public school. His wife works in a local lamp factory. He enjoys reading the news, fishing, and playing football with friends In July of 2021, Vanna was in a motor vehicle accident in which he suffered loss of consciousness, trauma/paralysis to his right shoulder, and a fractured humerus. He had a fracture repair of his humerus done, and spent over a month in hospital. But he has also been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his right side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. Vanna has no movement of his right shoulder due to trapezius nerve damage and cannot bend his elbow or move his fingers. He is unable to work to support his young family and is in chronic pain. Vanna traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. This is the only center in the whole country where this treatment is available. On September 29th, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he hopes to use his shoulder and arm again to find a job in construction. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. Vanna said: "After surgery, I hope my right shoulder will have movement, I have no pain, and can work for my family again."

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$479raised
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