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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.

  • November 11, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bora received treatment. 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 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.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

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Biniayam

Biniayam is a musically-inclined 17-year-old from Ethiopia. Some of his favorite activities include playing football, the piano, and the keyboard, as well as eating his favorite dish: meat! He comes from a family of seven children. To support their family, his father works as a farmer, and his mother manages their home and cares for her children. Two of his siblings are currently working, and the rest attend school. Biniayam himself finalized his national grade eight examination last summer and passed well! Biniayam was born with hypospadias, a congenital condition that causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms and be at risk of infertility. His parents sought medical care for him after he was born, but due to financial constraints, he was not able to receive any treatment. They have since visited other hospitals but have still been unable to receive any help. Biniayam shares that he is worried and concerned about his condition. He mentioned that it not only affects him physically, but also psychologically, causing him to experience stress in many situations. Fortunately, Biniayam is now scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on July 19th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,293 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Biniayam shares, “After the surgery, I hope this will be corrected and I will be confident to bathe in front of other members of the family without any fear. I also hope I won’t fear going to the restroom in public toilets. I hope I will be happy and have children in the future.”

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$886raised
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