Success! Vireak Thet from Cambodia raised $495 to fund burn contracture surgery so he can use his hand effectively.

Vireak Thet
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Vireak Thet's treatment was fully funded on February 20, 2024.
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August 9, 2023

Photo of Vireak Thet post-operation

February 21, 2024

Vireak Thet underwent burn contracture surgery so he can use his hand effectively.

Vireak Thet and his parents visited the Children's Surgical Center (CSC) for surgeons to release his burn contractures and place skin grafts...

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Vireak Thet's Timeline

  • August 9, 2023

    Vireak Thet was submitted by Menglong Sok, Manager, Administration at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • August 9, 2023

    Vireak Thet 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.

  • August 14, 2023

    Vireak Thet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 20, 2024

    Vireak Thet's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 21, 2024

    Vireak Thet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Asiyatu is a married mother of two children aged 8 and 3 years. Her first child is in 3rd grade and the youngest is in nursery school. She is a homemakerwhile her husband is an Airtel money branch manager earning about $208.72 per month from his business and he takes care of all the bills at home. They live in a three-bedroomed rented house costing $29.82 per month. Asiyatu likes chatting with her children and enjoys eating chips and vegetables. Asiyatu was well until 2020 after the delivery of her second child when she noted a small lump on her left breast that was not painful. She visited a nearby hospital but did not receive help. The husband took her to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) after noting that the lump was getting bigger as time passed. She was brought to Partners in Hope Medical Center (PIH) for a lumpectomy which is a surgery that removes cancer from the breast through the removal of a tumor and a small rim of normal tissues around it, and a sample was sent for histology. In September, she reported back to PIH for histology results that revealed an Invasive Breast Carcinoma requiring a mastectomy. She was then referred back to KCH for surgery since the husband could no longer manage to pay for the surgery as he did with the previous one. She was scheduled for surgery the next year. Lately, Asiyatu has been experiencing needle-pricking pain that is becoming unbearable without pain-relieving medications, affecting her household chores. As a result of her pain, her husband took her back to the hospital in November for support where she was then referred back to PIH for urgent surgery seeking support under the Watsi program. Doctors at PIH confirmed the need for a modified radical mastectomy, a surgery. Their family is able to commit $89.45 to support her care and their family is raising the remaining funds. Asiyatu believes the surgical operation will help her get back home in good condition and continue taking care of her children and her caring husband. Asiyatu said, “I am ready to live with one breast as I hope to get rid of all my pains and have my perfect life back again.”

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