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Success! Kakada from Cambodia raised $237 to fund corrective surgery.

Kakada
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$237
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Kakada's treatment was fully funded on April 25, 2018.

Photo of Kakada post-operation

March 13, 2018

Kakada underwent corrective surgery.

Kakada’s surgery went well and she has improved mobility and function in her hands and feet. Surgery will allow Kakada to greatly improve her quality of life and allow her to use her hands and feet easily and be more confident.

Her mother says, “I am very happy because she now has 10 fingers and toes, the same as all people.”

Kakada's surgery went well and she has improved mobility and function in her hands and feet. Surgery will allow Kakada to greatly improve he...

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March 6, 2018

Kakada is a one-year-old girl from Cambodia. She has five sisters and one brother. She is the youngest child. She enjoys playing with her siblings and neighbors.

Kakada was born with polydactyly of both feet and hands. This means that she has extra digits on both hands and feet. She has difficulty moving her feet.

Fortunately, on March 7, surgeons will perform a polydactyly repair procedure to remove the extra digits. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $237 to fund this procedure. After surgery, she will feel more comfortable and be able to use her hands and feet more easily.

Her mother says, “I am looking forward to my daughter coming home and relaxing after her surgery.”

Kakada is a one-year-old girl from Cambodia. She has five sisters and one brother. She is the youngest child. She enjoys playing with her si...

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Kakada's Timeline

  • March 6, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kakada was submitted by Christine Jacobson, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • March 07, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kakada received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. 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.

  • March 08, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kakada's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 13, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kakada's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 25, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kakada's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

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Funded by 3 donors

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Treatment
Polydactyly Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $237 for Kakada's treatment
Hospital Fees
$44
Medical Staff
$145
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
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 with polydactyly have more than five fingers per hand or five toes per foot.

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

Patients have difficulty using their hands or walking. In addition, many patients feel uncomfortable about the appearance of the condition.

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

This condition may be caused by increased exposure to chemicals. According to local doctors, the proportion of babies born with disabilities and congenital deformities in eastern Cambodia (bordering Vietnam) is more than 50 times higher than in other parts of the country. Though the reason for the higher rate has not officially been confirmed, it is generally thought to result from the use of Agent Orange, a dioxin-containing defoliant, by U.S. forces during the Vietnam War.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

The extra digit is removed, and the hand or foot is reconstructed.

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

Patients will experience improved mobility and function, reduced pain, and increased self-esteem and confidence.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

The treatment usually results in a good outcome. If a patient’s condition is particularly difficult, surgeries are scheduled during visits by hand specialists from Singapore and Hong Kong. In addition, our medical partner belongs to a hand and upper limb-specific telemedicine group. A network of specialists from around the world can offer opinions about difficult cases.

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

The healthcare system in Cambodia is underdeveloped. Cambodians rely on government hospitals, which are often ill-equipped and lack capacity and expertise for standard surgical care.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative.

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