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Success! Ar from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund surgery to repair his broken arm.

Ar
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Ar's treatment was fully funded on December 16, 2021.

Photo of Ar post-operation

December 27, 2021

Ar underwent surgery to repair his broken arm.

Before his surgery Ar felt pain in his right arm and the back of his spine. He could not sleep well and could not walk because of the pain. He also could not use or grab anything with his right arm and felt like he constantly needed help from people for basic things during the day.

Now after the surgery, Ar is no longer in pain and he is able to walk with crutches. He does not need to sit in the wheelchair anymore. He can go to the bathroom and do other things without assistance.

Ar said, “Before I received the surgery I was very scared, but now I am really happy to receive this successful treatment. I would like to thank all of the donors and BCMF who helped me receive free treatment. In the future, when my I am fully recovered, I will go back to work as a day laborer and support my family as much as I can. If I have a chance I want to go to America.”

Before his surgery Ar felt pain in his right arm and the back of his spine. He could not sleep well and could not walk because of the pain. ...

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September 7, 2021

Ar is a 28-year-old man who lives with his wife, three sons, and two daughters in a refugee camp. Originally from Burma, his family fled to Thailand 20 years ago due to civil war. His children attend school, except for his youngest daughter, who is not yet old enough. His wife is a homemaker and Ar works as a day laborer when work is available. Ar’s family shared that, in addition to his day laborer pay, they receive a monthly cash card from The Border Consortium to purchase food in the refugee camp. Overall, the family’s total monthly income is just enough to cover their basic needs.

On September 2nd, Ar climbed a tamarind tree to pick tamarinds fruit. When the branch he was standing on suddenly broke, he fell and landed on his right arm and experienced pain in his back. He visited the camp hospital that day, and the medic initially determined that his arm was not broken. Due to recent positive COVID-19 cases in the refugee camp, Ar could not be immediately referred to the local hospital for further testing and was kept for observation at the camp hospital. When the pain in Ar’s back and arm did not subside the next day, the medic referred Ar to the local hospital. After receiving a negative COVID-19 test, Ar was finally able to visit the hospital on September 6th, where he received an X-ray for his arm and a blood test for a second COVID-19 test. The X-ray revealed that his upper right arm is broken.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Ar will undergo surgery on September 8th to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure will enable Ar to continue working in the future. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Ar shared, “I am scared to receive surgery. But I was told that I will not be able to work using my right arm if I do not receive surgery, so I gave my consent to the doctor. I hope that I will be able to work again after I receive treatment.”

Ar is a 28-year-old man who lives with his wife, three sons, and two daughters in a refugee camp. Originally from Burma, his family fled to ...

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Ar's Timeline

  • September 7, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 8, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ar 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.

  • September 10, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ar's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 16, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ar's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 27, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ar's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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