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Phyo Ko is a 33-year-old construction worker from Thailand who needs $1,500 to fund leg surgery so he can return to working.

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June 14, 2022

Phyo Ko is a 33-year-old man, living in Thailand with his wife and two young children. Originally from Burma, Phyo Ko and his family moved to Thailand in 2009, in search of better job opportunities. Phy Ko’s wife stays home with the children, who are too young to go to school, while Phyo Ko works as a construction day laborer, earning under $12 a day.

In early 2021, Phyo Ko and his friend were at work at a construction site, when scaffolding fell onto Phyo Ko’s left hand and thigh. Initially, he used oil made from traditional medicine to ease the pain. However, a month after the accident, Phyo Ko noticed that there was a mass on his left leg, so he sought medical attention. The first doctor he visited could find nothing wrong, and sent Phyo Ko back home. His mass continued to grow in size, and the pain increased, making it impossible for Phyo Ko to continue working, so once again, he went to the hospital. This time, there were no doctors available to see him because of the pandemic. Finally, in April, Phyo Ko was able to receive a CT scan, thanks to our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund and the Watis community. The CT scan revealed a hematoma, which requires surgical intervention.

On June 16th, Phyo Ko will undergo surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, to have the mass removed from his thigh. After the procedure, Phyo Ko should be able to walk, stand and work without pain, something he is unable to do now. Burma Children Medical Fund is seeking $1,500 to cover the costs of Phyo Ko’s surgery.

Phyo Ko said: “I would like to receive surgery soon so that the pain will go away. Before I received the CT scan, I was told that my leg could be be amputated because the mass on my leg is very big. However, after the CT scan, the doctor told me that they could remove the mass without amputation. I was so happy to hear this. I want to work and earn an income for my family after surgery.”

Phyo Ko is a 33-year-old man, living in Thailand with his wife and two young children. Originally from Burma, Phyo Ko and his family moved ...

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Phyo Ko's Timeline

  • June 14, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 16, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Phyo Ko was scheduled to receive 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.

  • June 21, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Phyo Ko's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Phyo Ko is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Phyo Ko's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
Removal of Benign Tumor
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,092 for Phyo Ko's treatment
Subsidies fund $592 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$538
Medical Staff
$475
Medication
$7
Supplies
$400
Labs
$86
Radiology
$567
Other
$19

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