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Sreyroth is a bright 5-year-old girl from Cambodia who needs $273 to fund surgery to remove a foreign object in her ear.

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July 14, 2022

Sreyroth is a bright five-year-old girl from Cambodia. She is the only child in her family and lives with her parents and grandmother. Her mother works as a cleaner, and her father works as a mechanic. She attends school near her home and wants to be a teacher when she grows up. Two of her favorite foods are ice cream and chicken soup!

Sreyroth began experiencing ear pain, ear swelling, and a fever recently. Her mother suspects that she put an object in her ear, but when she asked Sreyroth what it was, she did not say.

Sreyroth and her family traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On July 14th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, will remove the foreign object. Now, Sreyroth and her family need help raising $273 to fund this procedure.

Sreyroth’s mother says, “I hope my daughter will be comfortable after the object is removed.”

Sreyroth is a bright five-year-old girl from Cambodia. She is the only child in her family and lives with her parents and grandmother. Her m...

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Sreyroth's Timeline

  • July 14, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 14, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Sreyroth was scheduled to receive 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.

  • July 14, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sreyroth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Sreyroth is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Sreyroth's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $273 for Sreyroth's treatment
Hospital Fees
$36
Medical Staff
$186
Medication
$0
Supplies
$43
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Patients will present with a growing mass. Depending on its location, the mass may cause pain and difficulty breathing or swallowing. Foreign bodies include shrapnel and other objects that do not belong in the human body. Masses, cysts, and tumors are abnormal tissue growths.

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

Disturbances from foreign bodies/masses/cysts/tumors can be cosmetic, limit function, cause pain, and damage internal organs.

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

Foreign bodies, such as shrapnel from landmines, are more common in Cambodia than the United States, especially in rural areas. It is estimated that there may be as many as four to six million mines and other pieces of unexploded ordnance in Cambodia.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

If the foreign body/mass/cyst/tumor is superficial, the removal procedure can be done under local anesthesia. Removal of deeper objects or large tumors requires general anesthesia.

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

This treatment improves a patient's appearance and function, reduces pain, and limits risk of damage to other body parts.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Risks are minor but depend on the site, size, and aggressiveness of the foreign body/mass/cyst/tumor.

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

Simple removal procedures can be done at local district or provincial hospitals, but patients must pay. Patients come to CSC because they cannot afford the procedure at their local hospital.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For most masses, there are no alternatives. For aggressive tumors, patients may undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy to reduce the tumor.

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64% funded

64%funded
$465raised
$255to go

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