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.