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Success! Rady from Cambodia raised $925 to fund ear surgery so he can return to school.

Rady
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$925
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Fully funded
Rady's treatment was fully funded on August 7, 2021.

Photo of Rady post-operation

August 4, 2021

Rady underwent ear surgery so he can return to school.

Rady had a successful surgery, and will no longer have to miss school from frequent infections.

Rady will now be able to grow up with improved hearing and his family is happy he will have better social acceptance at school. He still has big dreams of becoming a policeman one day.

His mother said: “We are so relieved that Rady will no longer have an ear infection or ear pain, and we won’t have to spend money on medicines that didn’t work. He can go to school, play with his friends, and have a normal life. Thank you to CSC and everyone for helping him hear again.”

Rady had a successful surgery, and will no longer have to miss school from frequent infections. Rady will now be able to grow up with im...

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July 1, 2021

Rady is an 11-year-old, sixth grade student. He is the only child in his family. Rady’s father works in construction, and in the future Rady wants to become a policeman.

One year ago, Rady had an ear infection that caused cholesteatoma, or an abnormal skin growth, to develop in the middle ear behind the ear drum. The growth made Rady experience hearing loss, tinnitus, and ear discharge. It is difficult for him to hear at school and communicate with his friends

Rady traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On July 1st, he will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in his left ear. During this procedure, ENT surgeons will remove the cholesteatoma. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $925 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care.

Rady would like his life to return to normal, “I hope my ear will improve soon so I can return to school and see and hear my friends.”

Rady is an 11-year-old, sixth grade student. He is the only child in his family. Rady's father works in construction, and in the future Rady...

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Rady's Timeline

  • July 1, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 1, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rady 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.

  • July 2, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rady's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 4, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rady's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 7, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rady's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

Treatment
Mastoidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $925 for Rady's treatment
Hospital Fees
$153
Medical Staff
$771
Medication
$1
Supplies
$0
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

A mastoidectomy is a surgical procedure that removes diseased mastoid air cells. A patient who needs a mastoidectomy will experience hearing loss, chronic ear infections, and possibly cholesteatoma—an abnormal skin growth in the middle ear. Cholesteatomas cause hearing loss and ear discharge. The cholesteatoma will erode bones in the middle ear and can eventually expose the brain and cause death in complicated, untreated cases.

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

Patients live with hearing loss and chronic ear infections.

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

Treated incorrectly or left untreated, an infected mastoid bone can cause hearing loss, persistent ear discharge, meningitis, temporary dizziness, and temporary loss of taste. Due to poor hygiene and limited education in rural Cambodia, patients are likely to experience complications and receive the incorrect treatment.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

A mastoidectomy is performed with the patient asleep under general anesthesia. Surgeons will perform one of several different types of mastoidectomy, depending on the amount of infection present. These include: • Simple (or closed) mastoidectomy: The operation is performed through the ear or through an incision behind the ear. The surgeon opens the mastoid bone and removes the infected air cells. The eardrum is incised to drain the middle ear. Topical antibiotics are placed in the ear. • Radical mastoidectomy: This procedure removes the most bone and is usually performed for extensive spread of a cholesteatoma. The eardrum and middle ear structures may be completely removed. Usually the stapes, the "stirrup"-shaped bone, is spared to preserve some hearing. • Modified radical mastoidectomy: In this procedure, some middle ear bones are left in place, and the eardrum is rebuilt by tympanoplasty. After surgery, the wound is stitched up around a drainage tube, and a dressing is applied.

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

This treatment will relieve chronic ear infections, hearing loss, and other symptoms caused by the infected mastoid bone.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

This treatment is highly effective, but it poses risks if performed by an inexperienced surgeon. The operation is near the facial nerve and the brain, so surgeons must be careful when operating. At Children's Surgical Centre, ENT surgeons only operate on cases about which they feel confident.

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

Care for this condition is not easily accessible in Phnom Penh. Only one other hospital performs ENT surgery, but care at that hospital is expensive. The ENT surgeons at our medical partner have a proven record of successful cases.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Once the infection stops responding to antibiotics, surgery is the only option.

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