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Success! Hai from Cambodia raised $446 to fund surgery to fight cancer.

Hai
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  • $446 raised, $0 to go
$446
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Hai's treatment was fully funded on August 19, 2022.

Photo of Hai post-operation

September 6, 2022

Hai underwent surgery to fight cancer.

Hai underwent successful surgery and is recovering well! He will remain at the hospital for several weeks while he continues to heal. Once he is ready, Hai will work with the physiotherapy team to be fitted with a prosthetic leg. As Hai acclimates to his new life after losing his leg, he shared that he is thankful for his strong family support and the excellent care he received. Hai is looking forward to getting a prosthesis so he can walk again.

Hai’s wife said, “We were so worried that Hai would never be well again after his cancer diagnosis and are grateful for the care by the CSC staff and the concern of strangers who donated for him. We are hopeful he can have a normal life and want to thank the donors and the staff for all that they have done for Hai.”

Hai underwent successful surgery and is recovering well! He will remain at the hospital for several weeks while he continues to heal. Once h...

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April 6, 2022

Hai is a 34-year-old who is married with one daughter in the 8th grade. Hai’s wife works in a garment factory. In his free time, Hai enjoys watching TV and spending time with his family.

Five months ago Hai noticed a mass on his right ankle. It has grown and caused pain since then. He traveled two and a half hours to reach our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). A biopsy of the mass showed pleomorphic sarcoma, a rare type of cancer. Surgeons plan perform a below knee amputation to prevent the cancer from spreading and Hai’s family needs help raising $446 to fund the urgent treatment.

Hai is a 34-year-old who is married with one daughter in the 8th grade. Hai's wife works in a garment factory. In his free time, Hai enjoys ...

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Hai's Timeline

  • April 6, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 6, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hai 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.

  • April 8, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hai's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 19, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hai's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 6, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hai's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $446 for Hai's treatment
Hospital Fees
$86
Medical Staff
$353
Medication
$0
Supplies
$3
Labs
$3
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.