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Success! Nan from Cambodia raised $411 to fund fracture repair.

Nan
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  • $411 raised, $0 to go
$411
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$0
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Fully funded
Nan's treatment was fully funded on March 17, 2017.

Photo of Nan post-operation

March 1, 2017

Nan received fracture repair surgery.

Nan’s treatment went well. Surgeons fixated a pin from her elbow to her humerus, which will be removed after six weeks. After the pin is removed, she will have physiotherapy at CSC. She was given medication for pain and was instructed to keep her elbow elevated. Nan is now able to bend her elbow and does not experience pain.

Nan’s husband says, “I am really happy to see my wife use her arm without any pain. Thanks to everyone at CSC for helping my wife.”

Nan's treatment went well. Surgeons fixated a pin from her elbow to her humerus, which will be removed after six weeks. After the pin is rem...

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October 26, 2016

Nan is a 44-year-old woman with one son and one daughter. She likes to cook, look after her children, and take care of her home.

In July, a cow hit Nan’s right elbow, causing a dislocation. She initially visited a Khmer traditional healer for treatment, but her symptoms did not improve. It is difficult for Nan to use her right arm, and she is unable to cook for her family.

Nan heard about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) from a radio program, and she traveled for four hours with her husband to reach CSC for treatment. On October 26, surgeons performed an open reduction internal fixation procedure to relocate and secure her right elbow. She needs help to fund this $411 procedure.

Nan is a 44-year-old woman with one son and one daughter. She likes to cook, look after her children, and take care of her home. In July...

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Nan's Timeline

  • October 26, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nan was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • October 26, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nan 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.

  • November 29, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 01, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 17, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nan's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $411 for Nan's treatment
Hospital Fees
$251
Medical Staff
$147
Medication
$5
Supplies
$8
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Patients in need of open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgeries experience painful fractures or recurrent dislocations. Usually, these injuries result from traffic accidents or other trauma injuries.

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

Living with an abnormal or deformed bone limits function and can interfere with daily activities. It is also extremely painful.

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

Due to lack of helmet usage and weak enforcement of traffic laws, there is a high rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia. This causes many of the fractures and bone dislocations our medical partner sees.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

The deformed or abnormal bone is broken and correctly aligned, and any fragments are fixed. Following the realignment of the bone, metal plates, pins, rods, wires, or screws are attached to the bone for stabilization as the internal fixation.

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

Patients will experience restored function and mobility and reduced pain. Patients regain independence and return to work, school, and family life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Complications from this surgery are rare but include infection, nerve damage, blood clots, and tissue irritation from the hardware.

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

Rural Cambodians often self-medicate or seek treatment from traditional healers because they cannot afford hospital treatment. Many patients are referred to CSC by word of mouth.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative care for this treatment.

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82% funded

82%funded
$1,243raised
$257to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Kyaw

Kyaw is a 37-year-old man who lives with his wife in a village in Tak Province, Thailand. He has two daughters that they support and who live with their maternal aunt in Burma. His wife is an agricultural day laborer while Kyaw has been a homemaker for the past two years. Unfortunately, his wife has been unable to find work for the past two months, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Even when she was working, the income she earned was not enough to cover their basic necessities and sometimes they would have to purchase items from the shop on credit. In 2013, Kyawa was injured in a car accident that took his brother's life. His doctors implanted a steel rod to repair his fractured left leg. He was told that he would need to have the steel removed in three to six years. Recently, Kyaw started experiencing pain in his left leg again. He traveled to Mae Sot Hospital to have the steel removed so that his leg could finish healing properly. Our medical parter, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of his surgery. A surgery that will alleviate his pain and enable him to walk again. Now, we are asking for your help in funding Kyaw's life-changing treatment. Kyaw shared, “I am very upset about my leg. I want to work like other people but because of my condition no one will offer me a job. I'm also worried about my wife and daughters' future. As a father I want to fulfill their needs which I can’t at present. Instead I rely on my wife's income. If the surgery doesn't help to improve my condition, I'm worried that my leg will be amputated. My wife is also worried that my condition will worsen, but she urges me to be strong and accept our fate.”

82% funded

82%funded
$1,243raised
$257to go