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Success! Kyaw from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund mobility-restoring surgery on his left leg.

Kyaw
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Fully funded
Kyaw's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Kyaw post-operation

October 16, 2020

Kyaw underwent mobility-restoring surgery on his left leg.

Before surgery, Kyaw could not walk well and his lower left leg was in pain. The wound left from the external fixation device had not healed completely and was filled with pus. The steel rod that had been inserted into his leg was also visible. However, since the steel rod was removed, he is no longer in pain and he can walk longer distances then before.

Kyaw said, “I feel happy because I can return to work soon and I will be able to support my family again. I will no longer need to rely on my wife’s income. But, the doctor told me that I have to rest first. So, I will rest for the next two to three months so that my leg can heal fully.”

Before surgery, Kyaw could not walk well and his lower left leg was in pain. The wound left from the external fixation device had not healed...

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June 23, 2020

Kyaw is a 37-year-old man who lives with his wife in a village in Tak Province, Thailand. He has two daughters that they support and who live with their maternal aunt in Burma. His wife is an agricultural day laborer while Kyaw has been a homemaker for the past two years. Unfortunately, his wife has been unable to find work for the past two months, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Even when she was working, the income she earned was not enough to cover their basic necessities and sometimes they would have to purchase items from the shop on credit.

In 2013, Kyawa was injured in a car accident that took his brother’s life. His doctors implanted a steel rod to repair his fractured left leg. He was told that he would need to have the steel removed in three to six years. Recently, Kyaw started experiencing pain in his left leg again. He traveled to Mae Sot Hospital to have the steel removed so that his leg could finish healing properly. Our medical parter, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of his surgery. A surgery that will alleviate his pain and enable him to walk again. Now, we are asking for your help in funding Kyaw’s life-changing treatment.

Kyaw shared, “I am very upset about my leg. I want to work like other people but because of my condition no one will offer me a job. I’m also worried about my wife and daughters’ future. As a father I want to fulfill their needs which I can’t at present. Instead I rely on my wife’s income. If the surgery doesn’t help to improve my condition, I’m worried that my leg will be amputated. My wife is also worried that my condition will worsen, but she urges me to be strong and accept our fate.”

Kyaw is a 37-year-old man who lives with his wife in a village in Tak Province, Thailand. He has two daughters that they support and who liv...

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Kyaw's Timeline

  • June 23, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 23, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyaw's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 24, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kyaw 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.

  • October 16, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kyaw's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 1, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kyaw's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

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