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Success! Khouk from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Khouk
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Khouk's treatment was fully funded on August 10, 2019.

Photo of Khouk post-operation

August 10, 2019

Khouk underwent fracture repair surgery.

Surgery was successful!

Khouk said, “I will go back to school next week and I want to become a doctor when I grow up.”

Surgery was successful! Khouk said, “I will go back to school next week and I want to become a doctor when I grow up.”...

June 18, 2019

Khouk is a five-year-old girl from Thailand. She goes to kindergarten at a local school.

In early June, Khouk was playing on the slide at school with her friends. She fell off the slide and onto her right arm, breaking her right forearm.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Khouk will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for June 19 and will cost $1,500. This procedure will help her to have a pain-free forearm again. After Khouk has fully recovered, she will go back to school and continue her kindergarten class.

Khouk’s mother says, “If her broken arm heals, I will be very happy for her. Now I feel very sad when I look at her.”

Khouk is a five-year-old girl from Thailand. She goes to kindergarten at a local school. In early June, Khouk was playing on the slide a...

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Khouk's Timeline

  • June 18, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Khouk was submitted by Ma Tu, Senior Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Thailand.

  • June 19, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Khouk received 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.

  • June 22, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Khouk's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 10, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Khouk's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Khouk's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Internal Fixation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,656 for Khouk'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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Khin

Khin is a 39-year-old woman who lives with her family in Hpa-An Township, Karen State, Burma. Both her children are in preschool. She and her husband are subsistence farmers, growing rice during the rainy season on rented land. The rest of the year, her husband collects leaves used to make roofs, works as a daily labourer or collects branches to sell. Khin was born with a scar the size of an ant bite on her upper lip. Her parents thought that it would disappear or heal on its own but the scar developed into a growth and increased in size. Her parents passed away when she was young and after that she went to live with her brother’s family. By the time she was around 20 years old, the growth had become large and soft, covering the area between her upper lips and her nose. When the pain became unbearable in 2005, her uncle dropped her off at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Thailand, a free clinic close to where her uncle used to work. At this point, the growth had become so large that dragged her upper lip down and extended into her nostrils. At MTC, she was seen by doctors and medics, before she was diagnosed with a hemangioma. At this point, the growth had worsened, and she was bleeding from her lips. In April 2006, Khin went to Chiang Mai Hospital and had the hemangioma removed surgically. The growth later has returned. Overtime, the hemangioma has increased in size and become hard. It has now expanded into Khin’s nostrils, especially her left nostril, which causes her to have difficulty breathing at times. She feels uncomfortable but is not in pain. Sometimes she also feels like she has a blood clot in her nostrils during her nosebleeds. Because the nosebleed can start at any time and can last anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes, her life revolves around managing her nosebleeds. She is unable to work or sleep properly, and if she is about to have a nosebleed, she is unable to eat. The nosebleeds have also affected her ability to earn an income for her children and continues to impact her social life. “When I socialise, I do not feel comfortable and some people think I have a disease that I can infect them with,” said Khin. “So, I hope to get better after surgery, and I hope I will no longer have nosebleeds. I don’t want to bleed, and I want to socialise with my friends and family happily. [Right now] my friends won’t even touch me.”

89% funded

89%funded
$1,342raised
$158to go

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