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Ku is a student and refugee from Thailand who needs $1,500 to fund a fracture repair.

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March 10, 2021

Ku is an 11-year-old student from Thailand. Ku lives with his mother, four brothers and a sister in a refugee camp. All of his siblings also go to school, except for his oldest brother, who used to work with their mother as agricultural day labourers. However, since the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, they have not been able to leave the camp easily to find work. Ku’s father works as a day labourer outside of the camp, but has also been unable to find consistent work due to the pandemic. Ku’s family receives some financial support from an external organisation, but it is not enough to cover their expenses, and they shared that they often borrow rice or money from their neighbors.

In March 2021, Ku and his friends were playing tag that led him to have a bad fall. Ku had taken off his sandals and left them at the top of a hill. When he ran up the rocky hill to fetch his sandals, he slipped and stuck out his left hand to break his fall, breaking his wrist. Currently, Ku’s left hand and forearm are very painful. He cannot bend his wrist and can only move his fingers slightly. Before his accident, Ku was able to prepare his own meals and set up his mosquito net at night. But now, he needs someone to help him do these tasks.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Ku will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for March 10th and will cost $1,500. This procedure will help Ku use his left hand again and live pain-free. He will be able to cook his own meals again and set up his mosquito net by himself. Now, he and his family need help raising money for this procedure.

Ku’s mother shared, “After he receives treatment, I want Ku to continue his studies until he graduates and becomes a medic.”

Ku is an 11-year-old student from Thailand. Ku lives with his mother, four brothers and a sister in a refugee camp. All of his siblings also...

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Ku's Timeline

  • March 10, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ku was submitted by Bridgitte Agocs at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • March 10, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Ku was scheduled to receive treatment at Mae Sot General Hospital. 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.

  • March 11, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ku's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Ku is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Ku's treatment update from Burma Children Medical Fund.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
Internal Fixation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,656 for Ku's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,156 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,323
Medical Staff
$660
Medication
$54
Supplies
$303
Labs
$50
Radiology
$135
Other
$131

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