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Success! Thwa from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund musculoskeletal surgery.

Thwa
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Thwa's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Thwa post-operation

August 29, 2017

Thwa underwent musculoskeletal surgery.

Compared to before, Thwa feels much better. He has an increased range of motion in his lower limbs and is now able to spread his legs. This allows him to easily ride a motorbike without burning his legs. Unfortunately, Thwa is still unable to walk due to muscle atrophy, however he is attending rehabilitation on a regular basis in order to increase his muscular strength.

Thwa’s parents share, “Since his surgery, we have an easier time taking care of him. He is now more independent, but we still hope that one day he could walk on his own and take care of himself.” Thwa’s father adds, “Thank you very much for helping my son. I am very grateful for the funding and support provided by BCMF and the donors.”

Compared to before, Thwa feels much better. He has an increased range of motion in his lower limbs and is now able to spread his legs. This ...

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May 4, 2017

Thwa is a 14-year-old boy from Thailand, diagnosed with spastic quadriplegia and cerebral palsy. He lives at home with parents and siblings. To move around, Thwa mainly crawls or is carried by his family members. As Thwa grows, it is becoming increasingly difficult for his family members to carry him.

To help with his mobility, Thwa was referred to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), through Stepping Stones, a physiotherapy support service. He needs Achilles tendon lengthening surgery. This procedure will help to alleviate the tightening in his calves and give him more independent movement.

On May 4, Thwa will undergo surgery at Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital, BCMF’s care center. BCMF is asking for $1,500 to cover the cost of his surgery.

After treatment, Thwa will be able to move around more easily!

Thwa is a 14-year-old boy from Thailand, diagnosed with spastic quadriplegia and cerebral palsy. He lives at home with parents and siblings....

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Thwa's Timeline

  • May 4, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 4, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Thwa received treatment at Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital in Burma. 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.

  • May 12, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thwa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 29, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Thwa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Thwa's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Achilles Tendon Lengthening
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $8,568 for Thwa's treatment
Subsidies fund $7,068 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$7,306
Medical Staff
$56
Medication
$2
Supplies
$103
Travel
$11
Labs
$5
Radiology
$5
Other
$1,080

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