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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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Loy

Loy is a 46-year-old small scale farmer and a strong mother to her five children who range from the ages of 21 to 11 years old. Due to difficult finances and lack of resources, all of Loy's children have received a partial primary school education at various levels. Loy and her husband earn their income by farming, and their family lives together in a four-room mud house for shelter. Four months ago, Loy began experiencing severe lower abdominal pains that have caused her many sleepless nights. She believes that her uterus is very weak because she had a number of complicated deliveries when she gave birth to her children. She visited a doctor in March and was given temporary medication to help ease the pain and discomfort. Months later, she can now no longer sleep comfortably, and has had to completely stop farming due to the pain. Loy has been diagnosed with chronic pelvic inflammatory disease and needs to undergo a hysterectomy, the surgical removal of the uterus, in order to treat her condition. Fortunately, on May 13th, Loy will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center, Rushoroza Hospital. Once recovered, Loy will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and continue on with her farming in order to take care of her family. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $319 to help fund this surgery. Loy says, “I can no longer practice farming in my current condition and my family depends on farming. I hope to get well through surgery so that I may be able once again take better care of my family.”

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$20raised
$299to go

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