Success! Phyo Ko from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund leg surgery so he can return to working.

Phyo Ko
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Phyo Ko's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2022.

Phyo Ko's story

June 14, 2022

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.

  • November 29, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Phyo Ko's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    Phyo Ko's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund is in progress.

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