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

Ka Buh
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Ka Buh's treatment was fully funded on August 8, 2018.

Photo of Ka Buh post-operation

September 9, 2018

Ka Buh underwent fracture repair surgery.

After Ka Buh’s surgery, he feels a lot better. He is no longer in pain and he is able to walk now.

Ka Bah’s father said, “Thank you for helping my son.”

After Ka Buh's surgery, he feels a lot better. He is no longer in pain and he is able to walk now. Ka Bah's father said, "Thank you for ...

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June 29, 2018

Ka Buh is a 13-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents and older brother. His family members are farmers.

On May 28, Ka Buh slipped, and stones fell onto his left leg and chest. The stone on his leg was very heavy, and he sustained a fracture. Currently, he is in a lot of pain and he is unable to walk or sit properly.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Ka Buh will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for June 29 and will cost $1,500. After surgery, Ka Buh will be able to walk again.

Ka Buh is a 13-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his parents and older brother. His family members are farmers. On May 28, Ka Buh s...

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Ka Buh's Timeline

  • June 29, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 29, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ka Buh 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.

  • July 07, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ka Buh's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ka Buh's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 09, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ka Buh's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

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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