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Success! Ku from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund a fracture repair.

Ku
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Ku's treatment was fully funded on June 19, 2021.

Photo of Ku post-operation

July 21, 2021

Ku underwent a fracture repair.

In the past, Ku’s left wrist and forearm had been restricted in their mobility; he could not bend his wrist without pain and he could only move his fingers slightly. Now, thanks to a successful surgery, Ku feels much better. Even though his left arm is still in a sling, Ku’s forearm no longer hurts and he can now bend his wrist. He is able to grasp things with his left hand and raise his arms. Ever since his discharge home from the hospital, Ku has been able to return to school. Once he recovers fully, he will be able to prepare meals for himself and play with his friends.

Ku’s mother said, “Thank you to all the donors and your organisation for supporting my son’s cost of treatment. In the future I want him to become an educated person and to work indoors. Working outside under the sun is very hot and difficult. I don’t want him to do such work.” Ku added that now he wants to become a doctor!

In the past, Ku’s left wrist and forearm had been restricted in their mobility; he could not bend his wrist without pain and he could only m...

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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.

  • March 11, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ku 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.

  • March 11, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ku's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 19, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ku's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 21, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ku's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 32 donors

Funded by 32 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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Shedrack is a 17-year-old teenager and the fourth born child in a family of seven. He had to drop out of school last year, but hopes to learn masonry at a local technical school so that he can work and make a living for himself. He is currently helping in looking after his family's cattle. His parents are small scale farmers, and his father also works as a night guard. His father shared that he can't yet afford to send Shedrack to the technical school. Shedrack was diagnosed with bilateral genu valgus. His legs bow inward at the knees. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he has had difficulty walking for four years now. His father says the problem started with a slight curve but over the years the curve has increased in size. Shedrack's aunt learned about Plaster House - a special site that provides a home to patients undergoing treatment at our medical partner's care center in Arusha, Tanzania. She informed Shedrack's father who brought him there seeking treatment. Unable to raise the funds needed for surgery, their family is asking for support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Shedrack. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 6th. Treatment will hopefully restore Shedrack's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Shedrack says, “My legs hurt at the knees and carrying out daily life activities is now a big challenge.”

47% funded

47%funded
$416raised
$464to go

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