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

Nyi
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$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Nyi's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Nyi post-operation

October 20, 2018

Nyi underwent fracture repair surgery.

After surgery, Nyi no longer feels pain and can start moving his fingers. Nyi has started going back to school as he feels better.

Nyi’s mother said, “As I am a migrant teacher, I cannot earn much money to pay for my son’s treatment. My family is relieved and everyone is grateful that he got support from BCMF…I thank God as well as all the donors for supporting and helped in solving my family problem.”

After surgery, Nyi no longer feels pain and can start moving his fingers. Nyi has started going back to school as he feels better. Nyi’s ...

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September 13, 2018

Nyi is a 13-year-old student from Thailand. He lives with his family in Mae Tao Village, Mae Sot Township, Tak Province. In his spare time, Nyi plays with the football that his sister bought for him.

This month, Nyi fell on the ground and broke his forearm while playing football with friends at school. He was initially brought by his teacher to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). The medic at MTC investigated him and informed the teacher that both bones in Nyi’s forearm were broken and that he would need surgery to fix the broken bones. Currently, Nyi is in pain and his left hand is swelling. He cannot move around and cannot even lift his hand up.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Nyi will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for September 13 and will cost $1,500. After Nyi’s surgery, he will be able to lift his hand up, move around, and return to his school.

Nyi’s mother says, “I am worry because I cannot afford to pay for my son’s treatment. I hope to see him get well soon and return to school.”

Nyi is a 13-year-old student from Thailand. He lives with his family in Mae Tao Village, Mae Sot Township, Tak Province. In his spare time, ...

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Nyi's Timeline

  • September 13, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 14, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nyi 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.

  • September 21, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nyi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 20, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nyi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 05, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nyi'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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