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Success! Mory from Cambodia raised $477 to fund scar correction surgery on her hand.

Mory
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$477
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Mory's treatment was fully funded on July 25, 2021.
August 30, 2021

Mory underwent surgery to heal her hand.

Mory is healing well after her surgery and her family is relieved that she will be able to attend elementary school, hold objects, and be active again.

Her mother shared: “I was so worried that my daughter’s finger would never be normal and other children would make fun of her. Now that I see the results, I am relieved that she can lead a normal life. Thank you to all who helped to pay for my daughter’s surgery.”

Mory is healing well after her surgery and her family is relieved that she will be able to attend elementary school, hold objects, and be ac...

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July 5, 2021

Mory is a three-year-old girl and the only child in her family. Her parents sell smartphones from their home. Mory enjoys watching cartoons, playing with toys, and going outside with her parents.

In November 2020, Mory accidentally placed her finger into a machine while her grandma was using it, causing a burn on her left middle finger. After the accident her father took her to a clinic where they cleaned and dressed her wound. The wound healed but a scar contracture has developed, tightening the skin around her finger and limiting movement of her hand.

When Mory’s family learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled with her parents seeking treatment. On July 5th, surgeons at CSC are scheduled to perform a burn contracture release surgery so she can use her finger freely again. Now, CSC is requesting $477 to fund this procedure.

Mory’s parents wishes for their daughter’s recovery, “I hope the finger will heal back better so she can be free of discomfort.”

Mory is a three-year-old girl and the only child in her family. Her parents sell smartphones from their home. Mory enjoys watching cartoons,...

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Mory's Timeline

  • July 5, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 5, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mory 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.

  • July 7, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mory's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 25, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mory's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 30, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mory's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Burn Contracture Release Surgery
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $477 for Mory's treatment
Hospital Fees
$161
Medical Staff
$268
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

The patient will have burns on one or multiple areas of his or her body, which can be both functionally limiting and cosmetically uncomfortable. Burns can become infected and necrotic. Scars or contractures may form where the individual has been burned. This causes the skin to tighten, making it difficult for the patient to move the affected area. This condition can limit function, especially if the contractures form on the patient's hand.

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

Contracture burns are common on young children's hands and feet, and they limit their mobility. As children grow older, they often become uncomfortable about the appearance of the burns.

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

Many Cambodian homes use open cooking fires, which increase the risk of accidental burns.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

During a debridement procedure, the burned skin is removed under general anesthesia. If there is any necrotic tissue, it is removed by a sharp dissection and cleaned with antiseptic agents. Once good granulation tissues are seen, the area is covered with a skin graft donated from the upper arm or thigh. When scars or contractures form (usually within one month after the burn), a z-plasty is needed. Surgeons make a z-shaped incision along the contracture area and release the tightened tissue. Dressings are applied. Additional post-operative care might involve physiotherapy and pressure garments.

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

Patients will experience increased function, reduced pain, and a much lower risk of infection.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

If less than 40% of the body is burned, these burns can be effectively treated through debridement, skin graft, and contracture release treatments. There is a risk of infection, but this can be managed with various forms of daily dressings.

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

Skin grafts and other burn treatments are accessible at local clinics and hospitals. However, if patients are poor, they often resort to traditional healers.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Traditional medicine is available, but with unsuccessful results.

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