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Success! Savun from Cambodia raised $412 to fund a fracture repair so she can walk again.

Savun
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  • $412 raised, $0 to go
$412
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Savun's treatment was fully funded on December 23, 2021.

Photo of Savun post-operation

December 29, 2021

Savun underwent a fracture repair so she can walk again.

Savun underwent successful surgery to repair her fractured leg. She expressed such full satisfaction with her recovery and is happy her pain has decreased. Soon, Savun will be able to help with her grandchildren and cook for them again.

Savun’s daughter said: “I’m relieved my mother will not be in such pain and excited she will soon walk again. She can help with cooking and cleaning, and feel better about herself. Thank you!”

Savun underwent successful surgery to repair her fractured leg. She expressed such full satisfaction with her recovery and is happy her pain...

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October 26, 2021

Savun has five sons, two daughters, and five grandchildren and lives in Cambodia. Savun’s husband passed away and now she lives with her eldest daughter.

On October 24th, Savun fell and sustained a closed fracture of her left femur. She is in pain and cannot walk now. Fortunately surgeons at our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) can help. They will perform an open reduction with retrograde nailing on her left femur to heal her fracture and allow her to walk easily again as she recovers.

Savun is hopeful that she can be active again and out of pain. She shared, “I hope I can walk and be free of pain after this surgery.”

Savun has five sons, two daughters, and five grandchildren and lives in Cambodia. Savun's husband passed away and now she lives with her eld...

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Savun's Timeline

  • October 26, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 26, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Savun 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.

  • October 26, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Savun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 23, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Savun's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 29, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Savun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Reduction Procedure
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $412 for Savun's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$298
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$4
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

A reduction procedure is needed to correct alignment of bones. After a bone fracture, parts of the bone can become displaced or angulated.

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

Living with fractured or misaligned bones can be painful and limits functionality, which can interfere with day-to-day tasks.

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

In Cambodia, road rules are largely unregulated and traffic accidents occur frequently, often causing fractures and bone dislocations.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Reduction procedures are classified as open reduction and closed reduction. In an open reduction, surgery is performed to expose the fracture fragments at the site of the injury and realign the bones. In a closed reduction, bones are reset without surgical exposure.

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

Reduction procedures can greatly improve quality of life by reducing the pain from the fractured bone and allowing mobility and use of it.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Closed reductions have fewer risks than open reductions, as they do not carry the potential complications of any surgical exposure. Risks of closed reduction procedures include injury to nerves or blood vessels near the affected bone and blood clot formation. In addition to these, risks of open reduction also include infection and stiffness.

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

Reduction procedures, especially those that require surgeries, are not easily accessed or afforded by many Cambodians. Patients will travel for many hours to reach CSC for free surgical treatment.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For patients in need of reduction procedures to reset a misaligned bone, few alternatives exist. Traditional healers are often used, but with unsuccessful results.

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Annastasia

Annastasia is a very joyful lady. The 47-year-old is married and has five children. Two of her children have already finished school and are not yet financially stable. Her husband does not have a job but is sometimes able to get work as a bus driver when they need more help. Annastasia used to sell charcoal but she stopped the business three months ago when she fell ill and started her treatment process. In September of this year, she noticed a mass in her right breast. Three days later, she went to a facility near her home area, was examined, and told that she had mastitis. She was immediately admitted, put on medication and a few days later, she was discharged. While at home, she noticed that the swelling was getting bigger. She went back to the facility, was examined again, and referred to another nearby facility. In the facility scans and test were done and she was immediately referred to Kijabe Hospital for treatment. Upon arrival at Kijabe hospital, Annastasia was scheduled for urgent surgery. However, she is not in a financial position to cater for the surgery and is appealing for financial aid. Annastasia has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Without treatment, the cancer may spread to other organs. A mastectomy, a surgery to remove breast tissue, has been advised to rid her body of breast cancer and to prevent the cancer from metastasizing. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1110 to cover the cost of a mastectomy for Annastasia. The procedure is scheduled to take place on December 30th. After treatment, Annastasia will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. Annastasia says, "When I was told that the mass could be cancerous if not removed, I felt helpless and knew that it was over for me.”

72% funded

72%funded
$806raised
$304to go

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