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Success! Chakriya from Cambodia raised $273 to fund removal of a mass in her right ear.

Chakriya
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  • $273 raised, $0 to go
$273
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$0
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Fully funded
Chakriya's treatment was fully funded on October 31, 2022.
October 17, 2022

Chakriya is a lively 3-year-old girl from Cambodia. She is an only child and lives with her parents who are waiters at a local restaurant. She attends preschool, and loves to paint with watercolors.

About six weeks ago, she started having pain in her right ear. She took a cotton bud and inserted it into her ear, which made the pain worse. Her ear feels itchy and she pulls at her ear frequently. Her mother could see something that looks like a black seed in her ear, but could not remove it herself.

On October 17th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Chakriya’s family needs help to raise $273 to fund this procedure.

Her mother shared: “I hope the doctors can remove the black seed and Chakriya will no longer have this pain.”

Chakriya is a lively 3-year-old girl from Cambodia. She is an only child and lives with her parents who are waiters at a local restaurant. ...

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Chakriya's Timeline

  • October 17, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 17, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Chakriya 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.

  • October 20, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chakriya's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 31, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chakriya's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $273 for Chakriya'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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56% funded

56%funded
$429raised
$331to go

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