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Success! Eh from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund a fracture repair procedure on his left arm.

Eh
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Fully funded
Eh's treatment was fully funded on September 9, 2021.

Photo of Eh post-operation

August 26, 2021

Eh underwent a fracture repair procedure on his left arm.

Before he received surgery, Eh’s left arm was in immense pain and he had to take pain medication to be able to sleep at night. His left arm was in a sling and if he moved his arm a bit or tried to lift that arm, he would be in pain. He had a lot of difficulty performing normal daily activities with a broken arm. Since his surgery, he feels so much better. Eh’s left arm is no longer in pain, and he can sleep well at night. He now can grab anything with his left arm, and he can move and lift it without any pain. Eh has gone back to school, and he is enjoying his studies.

Eh said, “In the future, I would like to become a doctor in order to take care of my family and other people in my community.”

His father said, “I would like to thank all of Malteser International’s, Burma Children Medical Fund’s, and the hospital’s staff including the doctor. Also, thank you so much to the donors and everyone else who helped my son received proper treatment until he completed it. He has now fully recovered.”

Before he received surgery, Eh’s left arm was in immense pain and he had to take pain medication to be able to sleep at night. His left arm ...

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May 25, 2021

Eh is a 16-year-old boy who lives with his parents and cousin in the refugee camp in Mae Hong Son Province in Thailand. His family receives 1,180 baht (approx. 39 USD) every month on a food card from the organization The Border Consortium. This amount is not enough to cover their daily needs despite receiving free basic health care and education in the camp. To help make ends meet, Eh’s father works as a security guard in the camp too, earning 800 baht (approx. 27 USD) in a month. In addition to this, Eh’s mother and cousin work as day labourers whenever they find work. Eh also works with them during his summer vacations.

In May, Eh climbed up a ladder to lay down and rest in a bamboo hut on stilts. While trying to sit down, one of the bamboo sticks rolled out from under him and Eh fell through the floor of the hut. Putting out his left arm subconsciously to break his fall, Eh ended up landing on that arm. Currently, Eh’s arm is in a sling and he is taking pain medication to control the pain. If he moves his left arm or tries to lift his arm, he feels a lot of pain.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Eh will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for May 28th and will cost $1,500. This procedure will help Eh be able to use his arm again and he will no longer be in pain after surgery.

Eh shared, “I want to become a literature teacher as it is my favorite subject. After surgery, I hope that I can go back to school with my arm healed.”

Eh is a 16-year-old boy who lives with his parents and cousin in the refugee camp in Mae Hong Son Province in Thailand. His family receives ...

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Eh's Timeline

  • May 25, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Eh was submitted by Bue Wah Say, Project Officer at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • May 28, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Eh received treatment at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai 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.

  • May 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Eh's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Eh's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 9, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Eh's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Internal Fixation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $21,155 for Eh's treatment
Subsidies fund $19,655 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$13,499
Medical Staff
$4,554
Medication
$22
Supplies
$1,673
Travel
$176
Labs
$40
Radiology
$29
Other
$1,162

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