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Naw Mu from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery for her arm.

Naw Mu
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Naw Mu's treatment was fully funded on May 9, 2021.
May 27, 2021

Naw Mu had her fracture repaired but did not require surgery.

Our medical partner just shared good news with us that Naw Mu is recovering well from her broken arm and did not end up going forward with surgery. Naw Mu was scheduled for an emergency surgery, but during her admission after the doctor completed her examination, they determined it would be best to attempt a casting instead of surgery. The doctor shared that Naw Mu is very young and thought there was a good chance that her bone could heal with casting. The doctor scheduled her for an X-ray last week to check her fractured bone and the results showed that Naw Mu’s bone has healed properly. Given that she did not need surgery, our medical partner has asked that we support another patient in need.

Our medical partner just shared good news with us that Naw Mu is recovering well from her broken arm and did not end up going forward with s...

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April 9, 2021

Naw Mu is a five-year-old girl who lives with her family in a refugee camp in Northern Thailand. Naw Mu, her older brother and older sister are all primary school students. Her mother is a homemaker and her father works as a day laborer outside of the camp when he can. Her parents also look after a small shop in the camp. Her family’s combined income is just enough to cover their family expenses and are grateful they can receive basic healthcare and education in the camp.

On April 8th, Naw Mu was playing with her friends when she fell to the ground and injured her left arm. Her mother immediately took her to the hospital in the camp, run by Malteser International Thailand. When the medics examined her arm, they suspected that Naw Mu’s forearm was fractured and referred her to another hospital to confirm her diagnosis. After Naw Mu received an x-ray, the doctor confirmed that Naw Mu’s radius and ulna bones are broken.

Currently, Naw Mu is experiencing pain in her left arm and has to take pain medication to have comfort and to sleep. She cannot lift her left hand or move it around. Fortunately, with the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Naw Mu will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for April 9th and will cost $1,500. With this treatment, she will no longer be in pain and she will be able to move her hand and arm fully again in the future.

Naw Mu’s father shared, “my daughter loves to play outsides with her friends and watching cartoon clips on the phone. After she receives surgery, I hope that she is able to play with her friends again.”

Naw Mu is a five-year-old girl who lives with her family in a refugee camp in Northern Thailand. Naw Mu, her older brother and older sister ...

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Naw Mu's Timeline

  • April 9, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 9, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Naw Mu was scheduled to receive treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • April 9, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naw Mu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 27, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Naw Mu is no longer raising funds.

  • May 27, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Naw Mu's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Internal Fixation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $21,155 for Naw Mu's treatment
Subsidies fund $19,655 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$13,499
Medical Staff
$4,554
Medication
$22
Supplies
$1,673
Travel
$176
Labs
$40
Radiology
$29
Other
$1,162

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