Children’s Surgical Centre is a non-profit dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare to low-income Cambodians.
Founded by Dr. Jim Gollogly, a British-American surgeon who previously worked with the American Red Cross, CSC’s work has been featured by the BBC and has earned the organization a silver rating on GuideStar.
CSC’s audited financials and annual reports are publicly available on their website.
Rakith is a 22-year-old man from Cambodia who loves to play music and sing songs. In fact, Rakith has shaped his life around this passion—he is a professional DJ. Having a job that relies so heavily on listening has made Rakith’s current medical condition especially difficult. When he was five years old, Rakith had an infection in his left ear that went untreated. He developed a cholesteatoma, an atypical skin growth in the bone behind the eardrum. Although non-cancerous, the cholesteatoma has caused Rakith significant problems. He now experiences hearing loss and ringing or buzzing in the ear. Rakith traveled two hours to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, where he was told his hearing problems can be fixed with a mastoidectomy. When Rakith undergoes this operation on February 8, surgeons will remove part of his ear’s mastoid bone so that they can remove the cholesteatoma. When the growth is gone, Rakith’s hearing will improve. Rakith and his wife cannot afford to pay for this treatment on their own. For $842, we can fund the procedure he needs, as well as the lab tests and two-day hospital stay necessary to ensure he recovers safely.
Keo Mony is a 38-year-old soldier who is married with one son and four daughters. He likes to watch TV, read magazines, and go fishing in his free time. Keo Mony has been diagnosed with bilateral hip avascular necrosis (AVN), which causes his bone tissue to break down. He experiences pain in both of his hips. In December, Keo Mony traveled for two hours with his wife to reach our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). Surgeons successfully performed a total hip replacement on his right side. His right side feels better, but he still experiences pain on his left side. Therefore, surgeons at CSC will perform a total hip replacement on Keo Mony's left side to relieve him of this pain. His surgery is scheduled for February 9. Keo Mony's family cannot afford to pay for this treatment, so CSC is requesting $781 in funding.
42-year-old Koeun works as a farmer and construction worker in Cambodia. When not working, he chats with his friends, and looks after his daughter. Since he was ten years old, Koeun has had a persistent infection in his left ear. For decades, he has experienced left ear discharge, hearing loss, and tinnitus, which make it difficult for him to communicate with his colleagues. When Koeun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled over an hour to receive treatment. On February 14, surgeons at CSC will perform a mastoidectomy procedure on Koeun's left ear to stop the discharge and pain. Watsi is asking for $842 to fund the procedure. Your donation will help pay for the surgeon, nurses, anesthesiologists, laboratory tests, medication, and two nights stay in the hospital.
Randy is a 29-year-old man who is married with a son. He likes to read magazines and watch TV in his free time. On December 14, 2016, Randy was in a motorcycle accident that caused a closed fracture in his left clavicle and complete paralysis in his left upper limb. He went to a hospital in Phnom Penh, but his symptoms did not improve. It is difficult for Randy to move his hand, and he is in pain. Fortunately, Randy visited our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). On February 20, surgeons at CSC will perform a nerve and tendon repair procedure to allow Randy to move his hand easily again. He needs help to fund this $450 care.
Savy is a 53-year-old farmer from Cambodia. He is married and has a daughter and a son. Savy enjoys visiting his farms, fishing, and looking after his children. When he was seven years old, Savy developed an ear infection in his right ear. The infection perforated the tympanic membrane in his ear. He received treatment from a medical organization, but his symptoms did not improve. Savy experiences discomfort, hearing loss, and tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ear). On February 16, ENT surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a myringoplasty surgery on Savy's right ear. The surgery will repair the perforated tympanic membrane and stop the discomfort and pain. Over time, Savy's hearing will improve. CSC is requesting $423 to fund Savy's ear surgery.
Vanna is a 42-year-old farmer and factory worker from Cambodia. He is married with two sons and three daughters. He enjoys watching TV and visiting his rice fields in his free time. For the past four months, Vanna has had severe hip pain and has not been able to work. Both of his legs are atrophied, preventing him from walking. He first came to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) on October 21, 2016. Surgeons successfully performed a total hip replacement on his left hip. His left side feels better, but he still experiences pain on his right side. On February 16, surgeons at CSC will perform a total hip replacement on Vanna's right side to relieve him of pain and allow him to feel comfortable again. CSC is requesting $781 to fund the hip replacement surgery.
Hak is a 26-year-old factory worker from Cambodia. He is married and has one son. In his free time, Hak enjoys watching TV, listening to music, and looking after his son. Hak's left shoulder is dislocated, making it difficult for him to use his arm and causing him pain. His doctor at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), has recommended an ORIF (open reduction internal fixation) surgery to appropriately realign his left shoulder. CSC has requested $411 for Hak's procedure and hospital stay, scheduled for February 15. After the surgery, Hak will be able to move freely again.
Sienly is a 30-year-old electrician from Cambodia. He has two sisters and two brothers, and he enjoys watching TV and listening to music in his free time. Last October, Sienly was electrocuted while working on a roof, burning both of his wrists. He sustained painful wounds on both wrists, making it difficult for him to use them. Sienly first came to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), for [treatment](https://watsi.org/profile/93288448fe6a-sienly) in January 2017. Surgeons performed initial procedures on his left hand. They performed a groin flap procedure and sewed a skin flap over the soft tissue defect. The skin flap has healed, and now Sienly returns to CSC to continue his treatment. On February 13, surgeons at CSC will perform a procedure to divide his hand from his groin area. After he heals from the surgery, Sienly will be able to use his left hand easily again. CSC is requesting $450 to fund this procedure.
Meet Sokheng, a young construction worker from Cambodia. He has two sisters and four brothers. In his spare time, he likes to watch YouTube and listen to music. In October 2015, Sokheng had an incident at work, resulting in a closed tibia fracture on his right leg. It is difficult for Sokheng to walk, and he is in pain. He was treated at a hospital ,but his symptoms did not improve. Sokheng traveled with his mother for three hours to reach our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). On February 20, surgeons at CSC will perform an open reduction internal fixation surgery to repair Sokheng's tibia fracture. This procedure will realign the bone to its normal position, allowing Sokheng to walk easily again without pain. $411 will cover the costs associated with Sokheng's surgery. Let's help Sokheng regain his mobility!
Panha is a 25-year-old soldier from Cambodia who is married. He enjoys listening to music, helping his wife around their home, and watching movies on TV. On December 15, 2015, Panha was riding his motorbike when he was in an accident that caused fractures in his left tibia, left femur, left foot, and left wrist. He went to a private clinic, where doctors applied a cast on his left lower leg. However, he did not receive any treatment for his left wrist. Panha first came to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), in February 2016. Surgeons performed an open reduction internal fixation procedure on his wrist to heal his fracture. He now returns to CSC because he experiences discomfort and needs to have the hardware in his wrist removed. On February 13, surgeons at CSC will remove the hardware from Panha's wrist to allow him to feel comfortable again. CSC is requesting $411 to fund the treatment.
Chhorm is a 28-year-old man from Cambodia. He works as a credit officer and likes to watch TV and movies in his free time. Over a year ago, Chhorm had a severe accident causing open fractures in his left tibia, ulna, femur, and patella. He went to a hospital for treatment, but his symptoms did not improve. It is still difficult and painful for Chhorm to walk. After hearing about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), Chhorm traveled for five hours with his brother to reach treatment. On February 22, surgeons at CSC will perform a procedure to realign the bones in Chhorm's left hand, leg, and foot. CSC has requested $411 for the treatment. The surgery will allow Chhorm to walk and move easily again.
Reaksa is six years old. She has two sisters and two brothers. In her spare time, she likes to stay at home and play cooking games. About a year ago, Reaksa developed fibrosis in the quadriceps muscle of her right leg. The scarring and thickening of the connective tissue surrounding her quadriceps muscle makes it difficult for Reaksa to walk, and she is in pain. With her mother, Reaksa traveled for four hours to reach our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), for treatment. On February 22, surgeons at CSC will perform a quadriceplasty procedure to release the fibrous adhesions and improve mobility. The $425 surgery will help Reaksa walk easily again.