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Success! Oun from Cambodia raised $430 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Oun
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Oun's treatment was fully funded on August 6, 2019.

Photo of Oun post-operation

May 22, 2019

Oun underwent fracture repair surgery.

Oun’s surgery went well and she’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her leg. Surgery will allow Oun to greatly improve her quality of life and allow her to walk and work without pain.

Oun's surgery went well and she's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her leg. Surgery will all...

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May 1, 2019

Oun is a mother of three from Cambodia. She has three daughters and three grandchildren, and enjoys watching television in her free time.

In October 2018, Oun was involved in a motorcycle accident where she injured her right leg and foot. She cannot walk without support, and finds it difficult to do any work.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On May 1, Oun will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will allow her to walk again on her own and without any pain,

She says, “I hope that my surgery goes well so I am able to take care of myself and go back to work.”

Oun is a mother of three from Cambodia. She has three daughters and three grandchildren, and enjoys watching television in her free time. ...

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Oun's Timeline

  • May 1, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Oun was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • May 1, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Oun 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.

  • May 3, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Oun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 22, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Oun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 6, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Oun's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $430 for Oun's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
Medication
$0
Supplies
$80
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Patients in need of open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgeries experience painful fractures or recurrent dislocations. Usually, these injuries result from traffic accidents or other trauma injuries.

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

Living with an abnormal or deformed bone limits function and can interfere with daily activities. It is also extremely painful.

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

Due to lack of helmet usage and weak enforcement of traffic laws, there is a high rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia. This causes many of the fractures and bone dislocations our medical partner sees.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

The deformed or abnormal bone is broken and correctly aligned, and any fragments are fixed. Following the realignment of the bone, metal plates, pins, rods, wires, or screws are attached to the bone for stabilization as the internal fixation.

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

Patients will experience restored function and mobility and reduced pain. Patients regain independence and return to work, school, and family life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Complications from this surgery are rare but include infection, nerve damage, blood clots, and tissue irritation from the hardware.

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

Rural Cambodians often self-medicate or seek treatment from traditional healers because they cannot afford hospital treatment. Many patients are referred to CSC by word of mouth.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative care for this treatment.

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Baraka

Baraka is a very active and jovial 7-year-old boy. Baraka and his twin brother are the only children in the family. His parents separated when they were still young babies and left them under the care of their grandmother. When Baraka was 1 year old, his grandmother noticed that she could not feel both of his testes. She took Baraka to the hospital where he was examined and diagnosed with bilateral undescended testes. Due to lack of finances, she went home and never returned to the hospital. A few weeks ago, a friend referred her to a medical camp that was visiting the neighborhood. She rushed Baraka to the clinic, he was examined and referred to BethanyKids Hospital. Upon arrival, he was examined again and booked for the surgery he needs. Baraka's grandmother does casual laundry work or any house chores she comes across to raise a living for her grandchildren; their parents are out of reach and do not support them financially. She can not raise the required amount of money to cater for Baraka’s hospital bill and is seeking financial aid. Baraka was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Baraka has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Baraka will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on November 16th. AMHF is requesting $646 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Baraka’s grandmother says, “It is very difficult for me to even provide for them as work is hard to come by. Any help offered to us will be highly appreciated.”

47% funded

47%funded
$310raised
$336to go

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