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

Ku
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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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Bakandema is a 79-year-old man who runs a small banana plantation, which he and his wife tend to together. They also cultivate maize, beans, and potatoes for their family. Bakandema also brews traditional beer to complement the income from the farm. However, at his old age, he has to work hard to make sufficient income. His eight children have left the nest, but all work in casual labour with limited income. For the last three years, Bakandema has had a right inguinal hernia. The hernia causes him pain, especially when he bends or walks for some time. He cannot sleep well these days. The hernia has been getting worse over time and, without treatment, might become a strangulated hernia which is life-threatening. After selling some goats to travel and pay for his treatment, Bakandema came to Nyakibale Hospital for medical review. He was recommended to undergo herniorrhaphy surgery to treat his condition. However, Bakandema cannot afford the cost of his care and appeals for financial support. Fortunately, on June 9th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Bakandema's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Bakandema shared, “I pray that you help me get treated because I have been in pain for a long time. Once relieved, I will live to give a testimony about what you have done for me as I continue with farming to sustain my family.”

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