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Success! Ohin Zain from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery so he can use his arm again.

Ohin Zain
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Ohin Zain's treatment was fully funded on November 9, 2021.

Photo of Ohin Zain post-operation

January 19, 2022

Ohin Zain underwent fracture repair surgery so he can use his arm again.

Before his surgery, Ohin Zain’s right lower arm was very painful and swollen. He could not move or use his arm and couldn’t play or sleep well because of the pain. After surgery, now Ohin Zain’s right hand is no longer painful nor swollen. He’s sleeping well at night and is back to being able to play with his friends who lives close to their house.

Ohin Zain said: “Now, my right arm has no more pain and I can move it around. I can play with my friends now too. I want to be a teacher and am interested to teach kids when I am older.”

Before his surgery, Ohin Zain’s right lower arm was very painful and swollen. He could not move or use his arm and couldn't play or sleep we...

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October 26, 2021

Ohin Zain is a six-year-old boy who lives with his parents and his brother in a refugee camp. Ohin Zain and his brother usually study in the refugee camp but all schools have been closed since July 1st due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in the refugee camp.

Ohin Zain’s mother is a homemaker and his father works as a construction day labourer in the camp. Every month, Ohin Zain’s household receives 1,300 baht (approx. 43.33 USD) on a cash card from an organisation The Border Consortium. Their total monthly income is not enough for their daily expenses and sometimes, they have to borrow money with interest from their neighbour.

In his free time, Ohin Zain shared that he enjoys playing with friends and drawing pictures.

On the afternoon of October 24th, Ohin Zain and his friends went swimming in a stream outside of the refugee camp. While playing in the water, Ohin Zain slipped on a stone and hit his right arm against the stone. He went home and immediately his mother brought him to the clinic in the refugee camp, run by International Rescue Committee (IRC). At the clinic, a doctor examined his right arm and referred him to a nearby hospital. When they arrived at the hospital, Ohin Zain received an X-ray. The doctor explained that his lower arm is broken and that he will need to receive surgery. Currently, Ohin Zain’s right lower arm is very painful and swollen. He cannot grab nor lift anything. He cannot play nor sleep well because of the pain.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Ohin Zain will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for October 27th and will cost $1,500. This procedure will help Ohin Zain be free from pain and will enable him to extend his arm and move it around.

Ohin Zain said, “When I recover, I will try to study hard because I want to become a teacher. I would like to teach children.”

Ohin Zain is a six-year-old boy who lives with his parents and his brother in a refugee camp. Ohin Zain and his brother usually study in the...

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Ohin Zain's Timeline

  • October 26, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 26, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ohin Zain 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.

  • October 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ohin Zain's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 9, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ohin Zain's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 19, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ohin Zain's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
ORIF
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

The patient has broken bones and experiences pain and swelling.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

The patient will experience decreased mobility. He or she will not be able to do normal daily activities.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Many people in remote areas try to fix broken legs and arms by themselves. They also visit spiritual healers or traditional massagers. Sometimes, broken bones heal in incorrect positions.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

After a series of x-rays, the doctor decides to perform fracture repair surgery.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Healing takes time. When the bones have completely healed, patients will resume their normal activities without pain or swelling.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Potential side effects include allergic response, infection, malignancy, and osteoporosis.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Many of our medical partner's patients live in remote areas. They cannot afford or access treatment because it is only available in large cities.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If the broken bones are not fixed, the patient will spend his or her life in pain. Decreased mobility will cause the patient to require help from others.

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