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

Khant
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$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Khant's treatment was fully funded on December 16, 2018.

Photo of Khant post-operation

November 28, 2018

Khant underwent fracture repair surgery.

Since Khant received surgery, he looks happier. He he has no more pain in his arm now and he can lift up his hand a little bit. He can even move it around and he feels more comfortable sleeping at night.

Khant said, “I will return to my school as soon as I get home. I will not play with my friends at the moment because I worry that they will hit my hand. I will play with them again after I am fully recovered.”

Since Khant received surgery, he looks happier. He he has no more pain in his arm now and he can lift up his hand a little bit. He can even ...

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November 7, 2018

Khant is a seven-year-old student from Thailand. He lives with his parents in Kyel Di Kho Village, Mae Sot District. Khant loves to play with his friends at school.

In early November, Khant was playing with his friends during his school’s lunch break on the swing. As his friends jumped off the swing, Khant fell on the ground and broke his arm. His teacher brought him to a nearby clinic. There, the doctor told his teacher that the two bones in Khant’s lower left arm are fractured. Currently, Khant’s left arm is still in pain, and he cannot move it.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Khant will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for November 7 and will cost $1,500. This treatment will help Khant move his hand again without pain. He will be able to return to his school after this treatment.

Khant’s mother says, “I worry that if I do not work, I will not have money and I will have to borrow food or money to meet our monthly expenses. I also worry for my son as I have got only one child and I want him to recover soon.”

Khant is a seven-year-old student from Thailand. He lives with his parents in Kyel Di Kho Village, Mae Sot District. Khant loves to play wit...

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Khant's Timeline

  • November 7, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 07, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khant 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.

  • November 07, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khant's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 28, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Khant's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 16, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khant's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

Treatment
ORIF
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

The patient has broken bones and experiences pain and swelling.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

The patient will experience decreased mobility. He or she will not be able to do normal daily activities.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Many people in remote areas try to fix broken legs and arms by themselves. They also visit spiritual healers or traditional massagers. Sometimes, broken bones heal in incorrect positions.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

After a series of x-rays, the doctor decides to perform fracture repair surgery.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Healing takes time. When the bones have completely healed, patients will resume their normal activities without pain or swelling.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Potential side effects include allergic response, infection, malignancy, and osteoporosis.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Many of our medical partner's patients live in remote areas. They cannot afford or access treatment because it is only available in large cities.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If the broken bones are not fixed, the patient will spend his or her life in pain. Decreased mobility will cause the patient to require help from others.

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