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Chaw is a young refugee from Thailand who needs $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery to walk and live pain-free.

Chaw
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September 6, 2022

Chaw is 20-year-old who lives with his parents and three younger sister in a refugee camp. Chaw’s sisters go to school, his mother is a homemaker and his father and brother work as agricultural day labourers. Chaw’s brother lives on his employer’s land and sends the family what money he can every month. After his accident, Chaw stopped working on the same farm as his brother. In his free time, before his accident, Chaw liked to play football with his friends and visit with them.

In 2020, Chaw was carrying corn to the peeling machine where he worked and he slipped and hit his left lower leg against the fan of the machine. Chaw was in a great deal of pain and was brought to the hospital. Chaw was told that his left lower leg was broken, and underwent surgery to insert a steel rod into his leg.

This past January, Chaw noticed a mass on his left lower leg, where he had received surgery. The mass was very painful and felt hot to the touch. Over time, the mass increased in size until his whole lower left leg became swollen. Although he received surgery to remove the mass, Chaw’s leg never fully healed. Eventually he was diagnosed with osteomyelitis and was told the steel rod in his leg would need to be replaced. Chaw is in a lot of pain and his lower left leg continues to be swollen and red. He cannot sleep well and needs crutches and assistance to move around.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Chaw will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for September 6th and BCMF is raising $1,500 to cover the cost of this life-changing procedure that will help Chaw walk free of pain.

Chaw shared, “I am happy that I will receive surgery with the help of the organisation [Burma Children Medical Fund] and I am thankful to all of the donors. In the future I want to get better quickly. I will find a new job and support my family.”

Chaw is 20-year-old who lives with his parents and three younger sister in a refugee camp. Chaw's sisters go to school, his mother is a home...

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Chaw's Timeline

  • September 6, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 6, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Chaw 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.

  • September 9, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chaw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Chaw is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

Treatment
Internal Fixation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,656 for Chaw's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,156 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,323
Medical Staff
$660
Medication
$54
Supplies
$303
Labs
$50
Radiology
$135
Other
$131

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