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Success! Huor from Cambodia raised $446 to fund an amputation of his left foot due to a serious infection.

Huor
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  • $446 raised, $0 to go
$446
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Fully funded
Huor's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2021.

Photo of Huor post-operation

January 29, 2021

Huor underwent an amputation of his left foot due to a serious infection.

Our medical partner (CSC) surgeons performed a Syme amputation on Huor’s left foot. The goals of a Syme amputation are to remove diseased tissue and create a functional, painless limb. After his surgery, Huor had sterile dressings applied and changed every 2 days to limit risk of infection. He will be fitted for a prosthesis as soon as his wound has healed, and start physiotherapy to learn how to walk again. Huor hopes to regain use of his leg to begin farming rice again soon.

“I hope after I use a prosthesis, I can resume walking normally and support myself and my family,” Huor shared.

Our medical partner (CSC) surgeons performed a Syme amputation on Huor's left foot. The goals of a Syme amputation are to remove diseased ti...

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November 17, 2020

Huor is a farmer from Cambodia. He has been married to his wife for 40 years, and his wife is also a farmer. Huor has two sons, three daughters, and seven grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys taking care of his grandchildren, listening to the radio, reading books, and watching TV.

For the past year, Huor has had a chronic ulcer on the 5th toe of his left foot. He went to a local hospital to treat his toe, but this unfortunately caused a neighboring toe to also develop an ulcer. Now, the 3rd and 4th toe on his foot have become gangrene and necrotic with pus discharge.

Huor was sent by another NGO to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for an amputation of the left foot before the infection spreads any further. Surgeons will perform this amputation procedure on November 16th. Now, he needs help raising $446 to fund his surgery.

Huor shared, “I hope that after the amputation my left foot will get better and I can be healed of this problem.”

Huor is a farmer from Cambodia. He has been married to his wife for 40 years, and his wife is also a farmer. Huor has two sons, three daught...

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Huor's Timeline

  • November 16, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Huor 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.

  • November 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 18, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Huor's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 27, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Huor's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 29, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Huor's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $446 for Huor's treatment
Hospital Fees
$86
Medical Staff
$353
Medication
$0
Supplies
$3
Labs
$3
Radiology
$1
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Often, patients in need of an amputation have inadequate blood circulation in an area of the body, causing affected tissues to die and allowing infection to develop. Other causes include severe injury, severe burn, serious infection that does not improve with other treatments, or thickening of nerve tissue.

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

Without treatment, patients are in pain and have difficulty using the affected area of the body. It may be difficult to conduct daily activities, work, or attend school.

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

Severe injuries caused by traffic accidents or burns are common in Cambodia. Due to the limited availability of free treatment in Cambodia, injuries are ineffectively treated by Khmer traditional healers or not treated at all, causing symptoms to worsen over time.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Amputation is the surgical removal of all or part of a limb or extremity. Surgeons remove all damaged tissue, leaving as much healthy tissue as possible. They smooth uneven areas of bone, seal blood vessels and nerves, and cut and shape muscles at the end of the limb.

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

Amputation improves quality of life for patients. It relieves major pain and prevents infection from spreading.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Amputation is a low-risk, effective surgery. However, complications may include blood clots and slow wound healing.

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

Access to affordable or free surgery is limited in Cambodia. Patients travel for as long as twelve hours to reach Children's Surgical Centre for free surgery. They arrive by bus, motorbike, or taxi with a family member.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Procedures that open blocked arteries may help restore blood flow. However, in the majority of cases, amputation is the only effective solution for healing.

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