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Success! Channary from Cambodia raised $231 to fund the removal of a stone from her ear.

Channary
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  • $231 raised, $0 to go
$231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Channary's treatment was fully funded on July 25, 2021.

Photo of Channary post-operation

August 4, 2021

Channary underwent the removal of a stone from her ear.

Channary was a very brave girl and a big smile on her face appeared when the pain in her ear disappeared.

The stone was removed and she can now hear normally. She has regained her health and can lead a normal life now that she had her procedure.

Her mother said: “Thank you to the surgeons who helped my daughter get better. She is much happier and is smiling again. I hope people can continue to support Cambodians who cannot afford surgeries or care.”

Channary was a very brave girl and a big smile on her face appeared when the pain in her ear disappeared. The stone was removed and she...

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June 24, 2021

Channary is a two-year-old girl with two older siblings, and her father works as a fisherman.

Channary put a small stone in her left ear and it became lodged there. She is now experiencing hearing loss and pain.

Fortunately, Channary traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On June 24th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the lodged stone. Now, Channary needs help to raise $231 to fund this procedure.

Channary’s mother shares hopefully, “I am thankful that doctors can help my daughter and I hope she can hear again after the procedure.”

Channary is a two-year-old girl with two older siblings, and her father works as a fisherman. Channary put a small stone in her left ear ...

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Channary's Timeline

  • June 24, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Channary was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • June 24, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Channary received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre in Cambodia. 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 26, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Channary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 25, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Channary's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 4, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Channary's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $231 for Channary's treatment
Hospital Fees
$34
Medical Staff
$99
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$55
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Patients will present with a growing mass. Depending on its location, the mass may cause pain and difficulty breathing or swallowing. Foreign bodies include shrapnel and other objects that do not belong in the human body. Masses, cysts, and tumors are abnormal tissue growths.

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

Disturbances from foreign bodies/masses/cysts/tumors can be cosmetic, limit function, cause pain, and damage internal organs.

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

Foreign bodies, such as shrapnel from landmines, are more common in Cambodia than the United States, especially in rural areas. It is estimated that there may be as many as four to six million mines and other pieces of unexploded ordnance in Cambodia.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

If the foreign body/mass/cyst/tumor is superficial, the removal procedure can be done under local anesthesia. Removal of deeper objects or large tumors requires general anesthesia.

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

This treatment improves a patient's appearance and function, reduces pain, and limits risk of damage to other body parts.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Risks are minor but depend on the site, size, and aggressiveness of the foreign body/mass/cyst/tumor.

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

Simple removal procedures can be done at local district or provincial hospitals, but patients must pay. Patients come to CSC because they cannot afford the procedure at their local hospital.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For most masses, there are no alternatives. For aggressive tumors, patients may undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy to reduce the tumor.

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