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Success! Ohmar from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund mobility restoring surgery for her fractured arm.

Ohmar
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$1,500
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Fully funded
Ohmar's treatment was fully funded on January 14, 2021.

Photo of Ohmar post-operation

December 20, 2020

Ohmar underwent mobility-restoring surgery for her fractured arm.

After surgery, Ohmar’s right arm is no longer in pain and her fingers are not swollen anymore. She can extend her right arm now. She still has some pain when she is moving her arm to change her clothes, however the medical team assured her this is normal and she is looking forward to her full recovery soon.

Ohmar wants to earn money to help her husband to pay back their debt and she wants to work together with her husband in a flower shop in the future. She said that she also has responsibility to continue taking care of her children.

Ohmar said, “Due to Covid-19, my husband cannot work and cannot earn an income like before. We borrowed some amount of money from our boss for my medical expenses before I came here. My husband was very stressed when I first came to Mae Tao Clinic to treat my condition because we do not have money. However, after I told him that I will receive free surgery, he is released from this worry. I am lucky to receive this surgery, thank you so much for helping me.”

After surgery, Ohmar's right arm is no longer in pain and her fingers are not swollen anymore. She can extend her right arm now. She still h...

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July 15, 2020

Ohmar is a 36-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband and two children in a town along the Thai-Burma border.

On July 4th, Ohmar was trying to cross the highway to go to a grocery store. She was on her bike on the side of the road when a car sped past, causing her to fall off her bike and land on top of her right arm. A man who saw her fall put turmeric powder on her injured arm and wrapped it in a cloth. But Ohmar did not go to Mae Tao Clinic right away because she did not have enough money. She was only able to seek treatment two days after the accident. Now, Ohnmar’s she is in pain, her right arm cannot be extended and her fingers are also swollen.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Ohmar will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for July 16th and will cost $1,500. This procedure will help make Ohnmar’s right arm become functional again and she will no longer be in pain.

“I am happy that I can have surgery with the support of the Burma Children Medical Fund and Watsi donors. I have to look after my two children so I need to be strong for them,” shared Ohmar.

Ohmar is a 36-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband and two children in a town along the Thai-Burma border. On July 4...

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Ohmar's Timeline

  • July 15, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 15, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ohmar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 16, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ohmar 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.

  • December 20, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ohmar's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 14, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ohmar's treatment was fully funded.

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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.