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Success! Saw from Burma raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Saw
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Saw's treatment was fully funded on April 20, 2018.

Photo of Saw post-operation

April 23, 2018

Saw underwent fracture repair surgery.

Since his surgery, Saw feels a lot better. Completing the physiotherapy exercises has also helped him. He feels like he has received a new life.

“Thank you so much for giving us new life. I would like to live long with my family. You have given my family life,” said Saw.

Since his surgery, Saw feels a lot better. Completing the physiotherapy exercises has also helped him. He feels like he has received a new l...

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April 10, 2018

Saw is a 28-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his wife, daughter, and two nephews. He used to work as a chef in Thailand, but three months ago, he moved back to his village in Burma. His wife works around the house, caring for their daughter and their nephews.

Two months ago, Saw was climbing a palm tree to collect coconuts. When he reached the top, he fainted and fell, breaking his left femur, foot, and arm. Although he sought treatment from a traditional healer, the healer did not realign his bones. Saw is not able to use his left leg, and his left arm cannot bend. Since the accident, he has not been able to work.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Saw will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for April 11 and will cost $1,500. After surgery he will be able to walk and move his left leg again, which will allow him to return to work soon.

“I want to get better quickly. Being at home and not being able to do anything is like being in prison. When I recover I will move back to Thailand to work hard and save money so I can buy my own land in Burma for my family. I eventually want to open a Thai food restaurant,” says Saw.

Saw is a 28-year-old man from Burma. He lives with his wife, daughter, and two nephews. He used to work as a chef in Thailand, but three mon...

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Saw's Timeline

  • April 10, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Saw was submitted by Than Than Oo at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • April 10, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 11, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Saw 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 20, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saw's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 23, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Saw's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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