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Htun is a 4-year-old boy from Thailand who needs $1,500 to fund hernia surgery so he can grow up active and pain free.

Htun
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May 30, 2022

Htun is a four year old boy living with 12 other children and a pastor and his wife who are helping to raise them in Tak Province, Thailand. Htun enjoys riding bicycles, watching cartoons, and playing with action figures.

Towards the beginning of April, Htun began experiencing discomfort while walking and when he was sitting down. According to his guardian, whenever Htun begins to feel pain, he will point to where the pain is coming from and cry. Htun has been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia, which will need to be treated with surgery. Fortunately, he was brought to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, and he is now scheduled for hernia repair surgery on May 31st, at Mae Sot General Hospital.

Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Htun’s hernia repair surgery, after which Htun will be able to live a full and healthy life ahead.

“I want to support him as if he were my own child, and I want him to feel like we are his family,” shared the pastor.

Htun is a four year old boy living with 12 other children and a pastor and his wife who are helping to raise them in Tak Province, Thailand....

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Htun's Timeline

  • May 30, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Htun was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • May 31, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Htun was scheduled to receive 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.

  • May 31, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Htun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Htun is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Htun's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Treatment
Hernia Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,680 for Htun's treatment
Subsidies fund $180 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,118
Medical Staff
$361
Medication
$99
Supplies
$16
Labs
$46
Other
$40

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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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