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

Linn
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Linn's treatment was fully funded on December 19, 2019.

Photo of Linn post-operation

February 15, 2019

Linn underwent fracture repair surgery.

Since Linn was discharged from the hospital, his pain has decreased significantly. He can now move around more freely and is no longer afraid to move his leg.

Linn says, “Thank you so much for the help.”

Since Linn was discharged from the hospital, his pain has decreased significantly. He can now move around more freely and is no longer afrai...

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January 21, 2019

Linn is a 35-year-old man who lives in Kawkareik Township, Karen State, Burma, with his wife and three sons. Linn used to work in Bangkok until six months ago when he broke his right femur. Since then he has been unable to work, and his family now lives with his parents. Occasionally, his siblings provide his family with money to purchase food while he is unable to work.

Six months ago, Linn broke his right thigh bone when he slipped on the wet floor at his workplace. He underwent surgery in December 2018 to align the fracture and insert a metal rod for proper healing. Now, the bone in his thigh has become infected. Doctors need to remove the infected rod.

Linn said that his right thigh is slightly painful and he feels stressed that he cannot work to support his family. Fortunately, the rod removal is scheduled for January 23. It will cost $1,500.

Linn said, “If I fully recover, I will work for my family and grow vegetables such as bean, peanut and cucumber on my own farm as gardening is my hobby.”

Linn is a 35-year-old man who lives in Kawkareik Township, Karen State, Burma, with his wife and three sons. Linn used to work in Bangkok un...

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Linn's Timeline

  • January 21, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 22, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Linn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 23, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Linn 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.

  • February 15, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Linn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 19, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Linn's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 1 donor

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Funded by 1 donor

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Treatment
Femur Rod Removal
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,627 for Linn'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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Susan

Susan is a seven-year-old girl in the first grade and the second child in her family. Unfortunately, Susan was involved in a grisly road traffic accident when a vehicle lost control on March 8th, 2021. Five children and the teachers were hit, and one child unfortunately passed away. Susan survived despite sustaining fractures on her right hand and leg. She was brought to our medical partner's care center, Nazareth Hospital, and had a fracture repair surgery on her hand and leg. One week ago the plates were removed. Susan's hand has healed well but she has started having severe pain on her leg. When Susan's parents brought her back to the hospital, a X-Ray showed the fracture has reoccurred, and the surgeon recommended a repeat surgery. Without treatment, Susan will continue experiencing the pain, she may never be able to use her leg again, or her leg may eventually heal with a deformity. Fortunately, the surgeons at Nazareth can help. On July 1st, Susan is scheduled to undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Afterward, Susan will freed from pain and will be able to use her leg to walk to school and play again. Susan’s father works temporarily as a welder and her mother is a housewife. Their income is limited and their health insurance can no longer cover for another surgery after supporting the previous one. Therefore, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH), is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure for Susan. “We thank God that our child is alive as one child died during the accident. We are hoping her surgery can be successful so that we can see her happy again and not in pain. We plead for her surgery sponsorship, ” Susan’s father wishes for her daughter's full recovery.

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$946raised
$103to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Susan

Susan is a seven-year-old girl in the first grade and the second child in her family. Unfortunately, Susan was involved in a grisly road traffic accident when a vehicle lost control on March 8th, 2021. Five children and the teachers were hit, and one child unfortunately passed away. Susan survived despite sustaining fractures on her right hand and leg. She was brought to our medical partner's care center, Nazareth Hospital, and had a fracture repair surgery on her hand and leg. One week ago the plates were removed. Susan's hand has healed well but she has started having severe pain on her leg. When Susan's parents brought her back to the hospital, a X-Ray showed the fracture has reoccurred, and the surgeon recommended a repeat surgery. Without treatment, Susan will continue experiencing the pain, she may never be able to use her leg again, or her leg may eventually heal with a deformity. Fortunately, the surgeons at Nazareth can help. On July 1st, Susan is scheduled to undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Afterward, Susan will freed from pain and will be able to use her leg to walk to school and play again. Susan’s father works temporarily as a welder and her mother is a housewife. Their income is limited and their health insurance can no longer cover for another surgery after supporting the previous one. Therefore, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH), is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure for Susan. “We thank God that our child is alive as one child died during the accident. We are hoping her surgery can be successful so that we can see her happy again and not in pain. We plead for her surgery sponsorship, ” Susan’s father wishes for her daughter's full recovery.

90% funded

90%funded
$946raised
$103to go