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Success! Min from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund a metal rod removal on his right leg.

Min
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Min's treatment was fully funded on November 3, 2020.

Photo of Min post-operation

April 8, 2020

Min underwent a metal rod removal on his right leg.

As soon as he woke up after surgery, Min’s surgical wound still felt painful, however, by the next two days the pain had disappeared. Currently, Min is no longer in pain and he is able to sit more comfortably than before. He plans to help his family around the house and he also would like to work in the sewing factory in the future.

Min shared, “I feel like my leg is now more comfortable and lighter than before. In the future, I will help with work around the house and I would like to learn how to sew so that I can work with my brother in the factory someday.”

As soon as he woke up after surgery, Min’s surgical wound still felt painful, however, by the next two days the pain had disappeared. Curren...

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December 20, 2019

On May 28th 2019, Min was playing tag with his friend in front of his house, when he decided to climb up a tree. Unfortunately, the tree was slippery due to the rainy season, and Min slipped and fell out of the tree. At first, he was able to stand on his right leg, but he was not able to walk. When Min’s mother heard the news, she immediately came to see him. In the morning, his mother and grandmother rented a car and brought him to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). The staff at MTC then sent him to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for an X-ray, which indicated that his left femur was broken. After they received the results of his X-ray, MTC referred Min to Watsi partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) for help in accessing the treatment he needed.

On May 31st, Min underwent surgery to place a metal rod into his leg. He was discharged from the hospital on June 5th. Within the past two months, Min returned to MSH for three follow-up visits. At his most recent follow-up, he was told his prognosis was good, and he was scheduled for surgery to remove the metal rod on January 2nd, 2020.

“I feel normal again,” he said. “I’m no longer in pain. I can walk, sit, and take a shower by myself again. Before, I couldn’t do anything. I could only lay on my back and watch as people around me had to do everything. After my second surgery I want to work with my older brother in the factory.”

On May 28th 2019, Min was playing tag with his friend in front of his house, when he decided to climb up a tree. Unfortunately, the tree was...

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Min's Timeline

  • December 20, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Min was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • December 23, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Min's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 3, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Min 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.

  • April 8, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Min's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 3, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Min's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Femur Rod Removal
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,627 for Min's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,127 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,306
Medical Staff
$827
Medication
$80
Supplies
$95
Labs
$30
Radiology
$27
Other
$262

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Duncan

Duncan is a 28-year-old man from Kenya. He is currently unemployed. Both of his parents are elderly and are farmers. Because of his current condition, he lives with his relatives who help him visit the hospital regularly for checkups. Duncan currently has tinnitus in his right ear, which causes him to have reduced hearing. His symptoms began in early 2010 after a road traffic accident, which also caused him a spine injury. He is currently still waiting to receive spine surgery. A few weeks after the accident, Duncan started having ear drainage, and visited a local hospital in his hometown for treatment. His ear eventually recovered, but the pain and infection reappeared two years later in 2012. Gradually, Duncan became unable to hear voices well, and currently he is not able to hear using the right ear. Doctors have recommended that he get a hearing aid to restore his hearing to its normal levels and improve his quality of life. However, Duncan cannot afford the cost of the hearing aids. His National Health Insurance Fund coverage cannot cover the cost of both his spine surgery and this treatment for his hearing loss. He currently relies on well-wishers to pay for his medical bills. Duncan appeals for financial support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Duncan receive his hearing aids on March 31st. This will cost $748, and he needs help raising money. Duncan shared, “I am losing my hearing at a tender age, my mobility is also threatened and I am unable to afford the increasing cost of medical care. I need support to get this treatment so that I may hear well again. Thank you for your support.”

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$372raised
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