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Success! Ah from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund arm surgery.

Ah
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Ah's treatment was fully funded on September 1, 2017.

Photo of Ah post-operation

September 28, 2017

Ah underwent arm surgery.

His surgery was successful. He says, “Thank you very much to everyone, to the BCMF team and the donors for helping. I feel very glad that I got a chance for treatment.”

His surgery was successful. He says, "Thank you very much to everyone, to the BCMF team and the donors for helping. I feel very glad that I ...

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June 5, 2017

Ah is a 23-year-old man who lives in Mae Sot, Thailand. He was born in Burma, but he decided to move three years ago since he no longer had any relatives left there. In Mae Sot, he lived with his grandmother until she passed away. Now Ah lives alone and works as a construction worker.

On June 5, Ah was working on the roof of a building at a construction site when he slipped and fell, sustaining a severe open fracture to his left forearm. His was immediately brought to our medical partner’s care center, Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), where he received treatment to reduce the bleeding. After initial treatment, Ah was referred to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), for further treatment.

Ah is in a lot of pain and unable to work. He says, “I am very worried and stressed now because I have no one to look after me.”

Thankfully, surgeons will be able to perform an internal fixation procedure on Ah’s forearm, resetting the bone and giving the injury a chance to heal properly. BCMF requests $1,500 to cover the cost of Ah’s surgery and medical care.

Ah is a 23-year-old man who lives in Mae Sot, Thailand. He was born in Burma, but he decided to move three years ago since he no longer had ...

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Ah's Timeline

  • June 5, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ah was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • June 5, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ah 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.

  • June 19, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 1, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ah's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 28, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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

Choury is a shy, 18 year old girl living with her widowed mother in Kandal province in Cambodia. Her brothers are all married and live away from home, while her mother works as a rainy day rice farmer. In her free time, Choury enjoys playing tennis, swimming, cooking, listening to music, and meeting with her friends. Since Choury was about three months old, she has had problems with her mouth. For the past ten years, she has had frequent infections, accompanied by fevers, near her left ear, and stiffness near her temporomandibular joint - which connects the jaw to the skull. Because her father has passed away, her mother has not been able to afford any medical care for Choury. Choury is unable to open her mouth, which makes it difficult for her to eat and drink, and she always wears a mask due to her low self-esteem resulting from her face and frequent infections. Choury has been diagnosed with recurrent ankylosis and chronic osteitis. The ankylosis - and the constant inflammation in her jawbone - cause severely limited jaw function, as well as oral hygiene and nutritional problems. Fortunately, our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. They plan to do surgery on December 6th at Kien Khleang Rehabilitation Centre. Her family needs help with the $469 cost of her surgery and hospitalization. After surgery, Choury hopes she will be able to open her mouth, to speak better, and to no longer feel ashamed of her appearance. Choury said: "I hope the doctors can help me open my mouth better, and look like other people my age. I am embarrassed at work and feel poorly. I have not been able to eat real food. This would make me very happy."

47% funded

47%funded
$225raised
$244to go

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