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Success! Sinoeun from Cambodia raised $378 to fund burn treatment.

Sinoeun
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$378
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Fully funded
Sinoeun's treatment was fully funded on July 12, 2017.

Photo of Sinoeun post-operation

March 31, 2017

Sinoeun received burn treatment.

Sinoeun’s burn treatment went well. Surgeons at CSC performed a skin graft procedure of her left arm and then applied a Vaseline dressing to heal the wound. Following the procedure, she was given pain medication, and she had physiotherapy for two weeks before being discharged. Sinoeun may need to undergo more procedures to continue her treatment.

Sinoeun’s son says, “I am very happy to see my mother’s arm doing better. Thanks to CSC for helping my mother.”

Sinoeun's burn treatment went well. Surgeons at CSC performed a skin graft procedure of her left arm and then applied a Vaseline dressing to...

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February 17, 2017

Sinoeun is a 46-year-old married farmer with two sons and a daughter. She likes to cook and look after her children in her free time.

While cooking with hot oil, Sinoeun sustained a severe burn to her left arm. Despite hospital treatment, her arm became infected. Sinoeun remains unable to work and in pain.

Sinoeun needs to have the infected tissue removed from her arm. She will undergo burn repair surgery on February 17. Surgeons will also perform a skin graft to cover the remaining healthy tissue. Sinoeun needs help to pay for this $378 treatment. After this procedure, she will feel comfortable again.

Sinoeun is a 46-year-old married farmer with two sons and a daughter. She likes to cook and look after her children in her free time. Wh...

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Sinoeun's Timeline

  • February 17, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sinoeun was submitted by Korng Hout, Accountant at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • February 17, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sinoeun 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.

  • February 24, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sinoeun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 31, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sinoeun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 12, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sinoeun's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
Severe Burn Treatment
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $378 for Sinoeun's treatment
Hospital Fees
$250
Medical Staff
$117
Medication
$5
Supplies
$6
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Patients have severe burns that develop infections. Patients cannot move easily and are in pain, preventing them from working. Burns may cause changes in physical appearance. Severe burns can be acid burns, gas fire burns, and electrical burns. These burns typically cover large portions of skin across multiple limbs.

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

Intentional attack burns are meant to disfigure and maim victims for life, so the social impacts of their burns are severe. Families may be heavily impacted by the attack, and victims may be socially isolated or have difficulty finding work.

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

Acid is widely available in Cambodia, with little or no regulation. It is commonly used in car and motorbike batteries, rubber processing, and jewelry making.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Severe burn victims stay at Children's Surgical Centre for up to three months, undergoing multiple surgeries to treat the burned skin. During the first debridement procedure, the burned skin is removed under general anesthesia. If there is any necrotic tissue, it is removed by a sharp dissection and cleaned with antiseptic agents. Once good granulation tissues are seen, the area is covered with a skin graft donated from the upper arm or thigh. When scars or contractures form (usually within one month after the burn), a z-plasty is needed. Surgeons make a z-shaped incision along the contracture area and release the tightened tissue. Dressings are applied. Additional post-operative care might involve physiotherapy and pressure garments.

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

The patient's infections will be treated, the skin will be healed, and he or she will enjoy improved confidence.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

These treatments are low-risk.

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

Severe burn treatments are available at burn units in Cambodia. However, because treatment requires a long hospital stay, the bill can become very expensive. When a patient cannot pay, he or she may be expelled from the hospital in the middle of a treatment plan.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Treatment outside of a hospital environment is very dangerous and can cause serious infections.

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