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Success! Ley Thy from Cambodia raised $479 to fund leg surgery so she can walk again.

Ley Thy
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  • $479 raised, $0 to go
$479
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ley Thy's treatment was fully funded on October 4, 2022.

Photo of Ley Thy post-operation

October 16, 2022

Ley Thy underwent leg surgery so she can walk again.

Ley Thy had a successful surgery and is recovering at the hospital. She spent time with the physiotherapist to work on gaining strength, and discussed the possibility of a prosthetic leg. It was difficult for her to lose her leg, but Ley Thy has tried to cope for her family’s sake because they need her. She is grateful for the excellent care and looks forward to getting a prosthesis and walking again.

Ley Thy’s husband said: “I want to thank all the staff at CSC for my wife’s care. She was not feeling good for many months, and now she has hope that her life will be bearable. Thank you for donating so that she may be able to get out of her wheelchair and walk again.”

Ley Thy had a successful surgery and is recovering at the hospital. She spent time with the physiotherapist to work on gaining strength, and...

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May 2, 2022

Ley Thy is a 56-year-old grandmother who sells vegetables at the local market with her husband. She enjoys playing with her grandchildren, listening to the news, and cooking for her family.

Because of her diabetes, Ley Thy has experienced problems with her left foot, resulting in pain and difficulty walking. Surgeons at our local partner hospital, Children’s Surgical Centre, have determined that they will need to amputate Ley Thy’s lower leg, which will preserve the rest of her leg, and enable Ley Thy to walk without pain. Ley Thy is scheduled for surgery on May 2nd, and needs help to pay for the cost of the $479 operation. This includes the surgery, medication, and her post-operative stay in the hospital.

Ley Thy shared: “I hope that I can walk again after this surgery, and I will have no more infections or pain. I want to be healthy enough to care for my grandchildren.”

Ley Thy is a 56-year-old grandmother who sells vegetables at the local market with her husband. She enjoys playing with her grandchildren, ...

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Ley Thy's Timeline

  • May 2, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ley Thy was submitted by Ellen Interlandi, Volunteer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • May 2, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ley Thy 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.

  • May 3, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ley Thy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 4, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ley Thy's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 16, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ley Thy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $479 for Ley Thy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$94
Medical Staff
$377
Medication
$0
Supplies
$3
Labs
$4
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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.