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Success! Daychai from Thailand raised $1,500 to fund a fracture repair so he can walk again.

Daychai
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Fully funded
Daychai's treatment was fully funded on May 25, 2022.

Photo of Daychai post-operation

June 9, 2022

Daychai underwent a fracture repair so he can walk again.

Daychai underwent successful surgery and is recovering well! Before his surgery, Daychai’s right leg was swollen and caused him severe pain. He was unable to walk and felt stressed by his situation. Now, after surgery, Daychai happily reports that he is both pain- and stress-free, able to walk using his crutches as he continues to heal. Upon full recovery, Daychai will return to his work as a gardener.

Daychai said, “I do not know who the donors are, as I did not have a chance to meet with them, but I am sure they are kind and willing to help people like me. Thank you very much to all the donors and organizations (BCMF) for helping me with my surgery cost.”

Daychai underwent successful surgery and is recovering well! Before his surgery, Daychai’s right leg was swollen and caused him severe pain....

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February 24, 2022

Daychai is a 52-year-old man from Thailand. He lives alone in a village where he works as a gardener, growing fruits and maintaining the garden. From his work, he earns 3,000 baht (approx. 100 USD) per month.

On February 23rd, Daychai was driving home from work and, suddenly, he lost control. He ran into a post beside the road and was knocked unconscious. When he regained consciousness, he found himself admitted at a hospital with pain in his right ankle. The doctor came to see him and told him that his right ankle is fractured. He would need surgery at nearby Mae Sot Hospital for his ankle to heal properly. Currently, his right lower leg is swollen and he cannot walk without crutches. He is in severe pain though he feels better after he takes pain medication.

With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Daychai will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for February 25th and will cost $1,500. This surgery will help his ankle heal properly so that he can walk again and he can go back to work.

He said, “I am all alone and if I do not work, then I have no income and no money to eat. I need to recover to be able to walk and work again. I will be more careful next time while driving.”

Daychai is a 52-year-old man from Thailand. He lives alone in a village where he works as a gardener, growing fruits and maintaining the gar...

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Daychai's Timeline

  • February 24, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 25, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Daychai's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 27, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Daychai 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.

  • May 25, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Daychai's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 9, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Daychai's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.