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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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Kyin

Kyin is a 69-year-old retired teacher who lives with her 31-year-old son and 39-year-old daughter-in-law in Yangon, Burma. As a retired teacher since 2010, Kyin receives 140,000 kyat (approx. 140 USD) per month as part of her pension. She now volunteers as a teacher at a monastic school. Both her son and daughter-in-law work for a company. Kyin has another son who was paralysed in a workplace accident. He used to live with Kyin, but when her health deteriorated and she could no longer care for him, he was moved to a social care centre in Yangon. One day, in March 2016, Kyin was teaching at the monastic school, when suddenly she fainted. A medical emergency team then attended to her. When she felt better, a doctor told her that she might have a heart condition and advised her to see a heart specialist. One month after the incident, she went to a cardiologist at North Okkalapa General Hospital. There, she received an X-ray and an echocardiogram (echo). After checking her results, the doctor told her that she has a heart problem and that she can die if she does not receive appropriate treatment. The doctor prescribed her medication for her heart and told her that she will need to receive surgery if her health deteriorates. Six months ago, when Kyin received another echo and the doctor told her that she needs to receive surgery right away. However, her family could not afford to pay for her surgery. Therefore, the doctor said that he would help find them an organization that could help with paying for her surgery and medication. Currently, Kyin is unable to sleep well at night on her back and she needs to sleep propped up. She often feels tired and has shortness of breath.

53% funded

53%funded
$801raised
$699to go

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