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Success! Dalis from Cambodia raised $518 to fund mobility-restoring hip surgery.

Dalis
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  • $518 raised, $0 to go
$518
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dalis's treatment was fully funded on December 20, 2020.

Photo of Dalis post-operation

November 26, 2020

Dalis underwent mobility-restoring hip surgery.

Dalis’s surgery was successful! She will need to keep her hip in a cast and change it every month. Once she has fully recovered she will have the cast removed and will undergo a short physiotherapy program to support developing a full range of movement. In the future her hip joint will develop normally and she will be able to walk with ease.

Dalis said, “I want to walk with my friends to school when I get back home. They will be happy to see me walk.” Dalis’s mother added, “I am so thankful that the doctors at this hospital knew how to help my daughter.”

Dalis's surgery was successful! She will need to keep her hip in a cast and change it every month. Once she has fully recovered she will hav...

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September 8, 2020

Dalis is a 5-year-old from Cambodia. She lives with her parents and her younger sister. Her mother is a factory worker and her father is farmer. She has not started formal school lessons yet, but she already loves to paint and play sports. In her free time, she likes playing with her sister, painting, and watching TV.

Since she was born, Dalis has had developmental dysplasia of her hip. This has caused her left leg to be shorter than her right, and she cannot walk easily.

When Dalis’s family learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, they traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On September 8th, surgeons at CSC will perform an open reduction procedure to relocate her hip to its proper position, allowing her hip to develop normally. Now, Dalis’s family needs help to fund this $518 procedure.

Dalis’s mother said, “I am so glad we got a referral to come to this hospital. I hope that my daughter’s hip will be fixed well, so she can play with the other children.”

Dalis is a 5-year-old from Cambodia. She lives with her parents and her younger sister. Her mother is a factory worker and her father is far...

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Dalis's Timeline

  • September 8, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dalis was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • September 08, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dalis 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.

  • September 09, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dalis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 26, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dalis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 20, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dalis's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Joint Stabilization
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $518 for Dalis's treatment
Hospital Fees
$119
Medical Staff
$351
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5

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Rebecca

Rebecca is a 1-year-old girl from Tanzania. She is the last born in a family of two children and has started to grow into a strong and beautiful girl. Both of her parents depend on small scale farming to support their family. Rebecca was initially brought to the hospital by her parents seeking treatment to help correct her spina bifida condition. Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord fail to form properly. This puts a child in danger of limb paralyses or death in case of a severe infection. At the time, Rebecca's parents could not afford the proposed surgery. Luckily, one of their friends advised them to seek help at our medical partner's care center, ALMC Plaster House. Through Watsi funding, Rebecca’s life was saved and she has been growing well since then. However, a few weeks ago, Rebecca's mother noticed her daughter's head was increasing in size at a very fast rate and she was complaining of headaches. Her parents had worked hard to save some money and got a health insurance card for their baby, so they decided to take her to the hospital to seek treatment. There, Rebecca was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. She needs to have an ETV surgery that will help relieve her of the pressure build-up, which would otherwise lead to brain damage. Unfortunately, their insurance has not matured enough to cover this kind of major surgery, so Rebecca's parents are appealing for financial support to help her. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,300 to cover the cost of surgery for Rebecca that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 25th and will drain the excess fluid from Rebecca's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Rebecca will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Rebecca’s mother shared, “My daughter’s head is increasing in size and it is making her sick. She needs surgery but the insurance we got for her cannot cover the cost. Please help once more if it is possible because we don’t know where to run to for help besides all of you.”

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$120raised
$1,180to go

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