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

Char
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Fully funded
Char's treatment was fully funded on January 1, 2021.

Photo of Char post-operation

September 4, 2020

Char underwent mobility-restoring surgery on his leg.

Before his surgery, Char’s lower right leg hurt a lot and he felt uncomfortable sleeping at night. He also could not walk for more than five minutes with his crutches due to the pain in his right leg and the swelling around his right lower leg. However, since he received surgery, he feels a lot better. Char can now get around by himself on crutches and he can also help his wife with household chores such as cooking and washing dishes. His appetite has also increased and he can now sleep better. He still has a bit of pain at night around his surgical wound and the area is also slightly swollen.

“When I have made a full recovery, I will go back to work and sell fruits in the market. I will save my money and open my own shop to sell halal curry in the future,” said Char.

Before his surgery, Char’s lower right leg hurt a lot and he felt uncomfortable sleeping at night. He also could not walk for more than five...

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June 29, 2020

Char is a 28-year-old man who lives with his grandmother, wife, and daughter in a town in Tak Province, Thailand. Char moved to Thailand with this grandparents when he was eight years old, after his mother passed away. Char’s grandfather passed away eight years ago and now his grandmother is retired. Char used to sell fruits in the market but stopped working last year because of his condition. Char’s wife works as domestic worker and earns 4,500 baht (approx. $150) per month. His daughter is a student. Their monthly income is just enough to cover their daily expenses but they cannot save money or pay for basic health care.

In April of 2019 Char was driving his motorcycle to work when suddenly a car driving on the wrong side of the road hit his motorcycle head on. He was flung from his motorcycle and knocked unconscious. The crowed who witnessed his accident called an ambulance, that brought him to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH). Soon after Char was brought to MSH, he received surgery to insert a metal rod into his right lower leg, as the doctor found that both his bones in that leg were fractured. During his follow-up appointment, he received an x-ray and was told that he would need to receive a bone graft. However, since Char has been unable to work since his accident, he had used up his savings to pay for his initial treatment and hospitalization. Unable to afford the surgery, Char refused treatment and returned home. Unfortunately, he recently fell through the wooden stairs in his home, causing the rod in his leg to bend.

His doctors have shared that he needs surgery to replace the rod in his leg. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), can help. The surgery costs $1,500 and now, they are asking for your help to fund this life-changing surgery.

Char shared, “I feel too uncomfortable to sleep [at night] and sometimes, I cry because of the pain. I want to get better soon so that I can help my family [financially].”

Char is a 28-year-old man who lives with his grandmother, wife, and daughter in a town in Tak Province, Thailand. Char moved to Thailand wit...

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Char's Timeline

  • June 29, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 1, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Char 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.

  • July 1, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Char's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 4, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Char's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 1, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Char's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 35 donors

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