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Bora from Cambodia raised $809 for a mastoidectomy to regain his hearing.

Bora
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Bora's treatment was fully funded on November 27, 2015.

Photo of Bora post-operation

December 18, 2015

Bora received successful treatment to restore his hearing.

Bora’s mastoidectomy to treat cholesteatoma in his right ear happened without complications. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), shares, “Bora will have his sutures and ear packing removed in 10 days, and will return to CSC in six weeks for an audiogram.”

“I am really happy after my surgery, and I think my ear disease will be healed and the discharge will stop,” Bora shares.

Bora's mastoidectomy to treat cholesteatoma in his right ear happened without complications. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre...

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November 10, 2015

Meet Bora, a 21-year-old man from Cambodia. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), shares: “After Bora finished grade 12, he began working in a garment factory making clothes. He is unmarried, and has two sisters and one brother. He likes listening to the radio and playing football with his neighbors in the village.”

When Bora was six years old, he began to notice discharge, or otorrhea, coming from his right ear. Bora has a condition known as cholesteatoma (abnormal skin growth in the middle ear) and otorrhea is one of the major symptoms. According to CSC, Bora’s cholesteatoma is the source of recurrent discharge, hearing loss, and ear pain.

“I have discharge everyday, which makes me unhappy,” says Bora. “I also cannot work anymore because of the pain.”

After hearing about CSC from a friend, Bora and his brother traveled two hours to visit the clinic. While there, they learned that Bora’s condition can be treated with a mastoidectomy.

For $225, Bora will undergo a mastoidectomy. During this procedure, Bora’s mastoid air cells will be removed, lessening Bora’s discharge and allowing him to regain his hearing.

Bora’s brother expresses, “I hope that after the operation my brother won’t have any pain and his hearing will improve.”

Meet Bora, a 21-year-old man from Cambodia. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), shares: “After Bora finished grade 12, he...

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Bora's Timeline

  • November 10, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bora was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • November 11, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bora received treatment.

  • November 21, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bora's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 27, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bora's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 18, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Bora. Read the update.

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Marko

Marko is a five-year-old boy from Tanzania. He is the sixth born in a family of seven children. Marko is currently in kindergarten, where he loves going to school to learn and make new friends. Marko’s father is a farmer, and his mother is a laundry worker at a local clothing factory. Marko was born with clubfoot (his left leg is turned inward, and upward making it hard and painful for him to walk). If not treated, Marko will continue to experience pain when walking and he will be subjected to stigma as he is growing up. At the age of three months, Marko’s mother took him to a local hospital, where they did surgery for clubfoot and put cast on Marko’s leg. After taking the cast off, Marko’s leg was not straightened as expected, and his mother brought Marko back to the hospital. The hospital asked for more money to do casting and manipulation. However, Marko’s mother could not afford any further treatment so she returned home with her son. She then heard of treatment given at our medical partner's care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Center (ALMC), over the radio, so she decided to bring Marko in for treatment. On September 15, Marko will begin treatment for his clubfoot. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Marko's treatment. This will cover the full cost of treatment, including casts, surgery, therapy, labs, medication, doctor fees, and additional supplies. Marko's mother is very "glad that [her] son will receive treatment" thanks to Watsi donors.

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