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Success! Htun from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund mobility restoring wrist surgery.

Htun
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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Fully funded
Htun's treatment was fully funded on January 2, 2021.

Photo of Htun post-operation

December 20, 2020

Htun underwent mobility-restoring wrist surgery.

Before surgery, Htun’s left wrist hurt and was swollen. He could not move his wrist and he could not sleep well at night. Since his surgery however, his arm is no longer swollen nor is he in pain. He can also sleep well at night and he no longer feels uncomfortable. He can even move his fingers on his left hand though his arm is still in a cast.

“I want to continue my studies, however, I will need to discuss this with my father and my brother [due to a lack of steady income since the outbreak of COVID-19],” said Htun. “In the future, I want to support my family and I want to become a cane ball player in the future.”

Before surgery, Htun’s left wrist hurt and was swollen. He could not move his wrist and he could not sleep well at night. Since his surgery ...

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July 1, 2020

Htun is a 15-year-old student from Thailand. He lives with his aunt, uncle, three cousins, and a cousin-in-law in a town in Tak Province. Htun is in eighth grade and goes to a Burmese migrant school. Htun has two older brothers who work in a factory in Bangkok. They support Htun occasionally by sending money to Htun’s aunt. His aunt, his older pregnant cousin, and his cousin-in-law are homemakers. His two other cousins are students at a Thai school, while his uncle is a farmer who grows rice and corn. Htun’s uncle earns a living as a farmer and delivery driver. In his free time, Htun likes to draw cartoons and play cane ball with his friends.

On June 8th 2020, Htun was driving back home on his motorbike after visiting his friend. While driving home it began to rain and he fell, landing on his left wrist. Currently, Htun cannot move his wrist and it is swollen and painful. Although he took pain medication, it has not helped him. At night, he feels uncomfortable and cannot sleep well because of the pain.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Htun will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for July 3 and will cost $1,500. After surgery, Htun will be able to move his wrist and will no longer be in pain. Htun and his family need your help to fund the cost of this surgery.

Htun shared, “I am very sad and worry that my hand will not be normal after surgery. In the future, I want to become a famous can ball player.”

Htun is a 15-year-old student from Thailand. He lives with his aunt, uncle, three cousins, and a cousin-in-law in a town in Tak Province. Ht...

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Htun's Timeline

  • July 1, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Htun was submitted by Than Than Oo at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • July 2, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Htun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 3, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Htun 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

    Htun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 2, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Htun's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Internal Fixation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,656 for Htun'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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