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Success! Ror from Cambodia raised $430 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Ror
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  • $430 raised, $0 to go
$430
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ror's treatment was fully funded on September 16, 2018.

Photo of Ror post-operation

August 8, 2018

Ror underwent fracture repair surgery.

Ror’s surgery went well and he’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his arm. Surgery will allow Ror to greatly improve his quality of life and allow him to move without pain.

His mother says, “I am very happy with my son’s surgery. He is feeling better.”

Ror's surgery went well and he's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his arm. Surgery will allo...

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August 1, 2018

Ror is a third grade student from Cambodia. He is a nine-year-old boy. He wants to be a teacher when he grows up. He loves to drink coca cola and play football.

Three months ago, Ror was playing football with friends when he fell down and fractured his arm. It is difficult for him to use his arm and carry things.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On August 1, Ror will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will allow him to use his arm freely again.

He says, “I hope my arm doesn’t hurt after surgery and I can return to school soon.”

Ror is a third grade student from Cambodia. He is a nine-year-old boy. He wants to be a teacher when he grows up. He loves to drink coca col...

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Ror's Timeline

  • August 1, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ror was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • August 1, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ror 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.

  • August 1, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ror's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 8, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ror's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 16, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ror's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $430 for Ror's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
Medication
$0
Supplies
$80
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 in need of open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgeries experience painful fractures or recurrent dislocations. Usually, these injuries result from traffic accidents or other trauma injuries.

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

Living with an abnormal or deformed bone limits function and can interfere with daily activities. It is also extremely painful.

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

Due to lack of helmet usage and weak enforcement of traffic laws, there is a high rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia. This causes many of the fractures and bone dislocations our medical partner sees.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

The deformed or abnormal bone is broken and correctly aligned, and any fragments are fixed. Following the realignment of the bone, metal plates, pins, rods, wires, or screws are attached to the bone for stabilization as the internal fixation.

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

Patients will experience restored function and mobility and reduced pain. Patients regain independence and return to work, school, and family life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Complications from this surgery are rare but include infection, nerve damage, blood clots, and tissue irritation from the hardware.

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

Rural Cambodians often self-medicate or seek treatment from traditional healers because they cannot afford hospital treatment. Many patients are referred to CSC by word of mouth.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative care for this treatment.

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Thet

Thet is a 35 year old husband and father, who lives with his wife, son and in-laws in Mon State in Burma. Both Thet and his wife work in his uncle's grocery store, while his in laws are farmers. When he isn't working, Thet enjoys spending time with his son and reading. In November 2018, Thet started to experience tiredness when working, and frequent headaches. He also had a rapid heartbeat, and he couldn't sleep well. He went to a hospital in Mawlamyine, where he was referred to a different hospital in Yangon for further treatment. At the hospital in Yangon, Thet was diagnosed with mitral valve regurgitation and stenosis, which would require surgery to correct. Thet was sent home with medications to manage his condition. In March 2022, Thet went back to the hospital in Yangon, because of continuing fatigue, headaches, coughing and fever. The doctor told him they would contact him to schedule his surgery in May, but Thet never heard back from the hospital. When Thet told his neighbor about this, his neighbor gave him the phone number of a heart patient who had been helped by our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). Thet followed up, and thanks to the assistance of Burma Children Medical Fund, he is finally scheduled for surgery to replace the valve in his heart on October 13th, at Pun Hlaing Hospital. Now Thet needs your help to fund the $1,500 to cover the cost of this surgery. "I have sold all my jewelry to pay for the cost of traveling to the hospital. I feel less stressed since I met the BCMF staff,” said Thet.

73% funded

73%funded
$1,107raised
$393to go

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.