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Success! Saw from Burma raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Saw
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Saw's treatment was fully funded on September 25, 2018.

Photo of Saw post-operation

August 6, 2018

Saw underwent fracture repair surgery.

Now, his leg is straight and he can bend it. After recovery, he will no longer feel pain.

“I want to get better quickly. When I recover I will move back to Thailand to work hard and save money, so I can buy my own land in Burma for my family. I eventually want to open a Thai food restaurant,” said Saw, “I hope to help the organization that helped me.”

Now, his leg is straight and he can bend it. After recovery, he will no longer feel pain. “I want to get better quickly. When I recover ...

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July 17, 2018

Saw is a 28-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his wife, daughter, and two nephews. He used to work as a chef in Thailand, but three months ago, he moved back to his village in Burma. His wife works around the home, caring for their daughter and their nephews.

Two months ago, Saw climbed a palm tree to collect coconuts. When he reached the top, he suddenly fainted and fell down, breaking his left femur and arm. Since the accident, he has not been able to work. In April 2018, he underwent internal fixation for his broken femur at Mae Sot Hospital. He felt a lot better after surgery, but in late June 2018, he accidentally fell from his bed and broke his left femur again.

A few days after the accident, Saw started to experience pain in his left leg. Now, he cannot walk anymore. Saw says, “I am afraid to move because of the pain and I also have pain in my left arm when I try to walk and use crutches.”

He needs to undergo further treatment, including a removal of the hardware installed during his first surgery and then another internal fixation surgery to heal the fracture. Fortunately, after visiting our medical partner’s care center, he was scheduled for surgery on July 17. Now, he needs help raising $1,500 to fund surgery.

Saw is a 28-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his wife, daughter, and two nephews. He used to work as a chef in Thailand, but three mo...

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Saw's Timeline

  • July 17, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Saw was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • July 18, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Saw received treatment at Mae Sot General 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.

  • July 18, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 06, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Saw's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 25, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saw's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 33 donors

Funded by 33 donors

Treatment
Femur Rod Removal
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,627 for Saw's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,127 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,306
Medical Staff
$827
Medication
$80
Supplies
$95
Labs
$30
Radiology
$27
Other
$262

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