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Success! Vannak from Cambodia raised $289 to fund nasal surgery to breathe better.

Vannak
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  • $289 raised, $0 to go
$289
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Vannak's treatment was fully funded on January 13, 2021.

Photo of Vannak post-operation

July 27, 2020

Vannak underwent nasal surgery to breathe better.

Vannak’s surgery was successful. He will continue treatment for one week with antibiotics and saline spray. He will no longer have difficulty breathing through his nose, and will not have to deal with sinus headaches.

Vannak said, “I am glad that my headaches will go away and that I will have an easier time studying.”

Vannak's surgery was successful. He will continue treatment for one week with antibiotics and saline spray. He will no longer have difficult...

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July 13, 2020

Vannak is a 19-year-old college student studying law. He lives at home with his parents, who are famers, and helps them with their work in his free time. He has two younger siblings in high school as well. In his free time he likes to play soccer and cook for his family.

Three months ago, Vannak developed an obstruction in his nasal passage due to a deviated septum inflamed by allergies. He has had had chronic nasal congestion for a long time, but lately he has had difficulty breathing and has felt lightheaded. He has had a difficult time focusing on school work, and is worried this condition is holding him back.

Doctors at Children’s Surgical Centre now plan to perform a nose reduction procedure in order to clear the obstruction and open up his nasal passage. He will be able to breath easily and will no longer experience any dizziness. He will also have an easier time dealing with allergies in the future. Vannak needs your help raising $289 to fund the cost of his surgery.

Vannak shared, “I am excited to feel good when I am breathing. It has been so long since I could breath easily through my nose so I am so thankful for this procedure.”

Vannak is a 19-year-old college student studying law. He lives at home with his parents, who are famers, and helps them with their work in h...

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Vannak's Timeline

  • July 13, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Vannak was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • July 13, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Vannak received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. 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 15, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Vannak's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 27, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Vannak's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 13, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Vannak's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Nose Reduction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $289 for Vannak's treatment
Hospital Fees
$50
Medical Staff
$231
Medication
$1
Supplies
$0
Labs
$7

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Ko

Ko is a 37-year-old father of five who lives with his wife, three daughters and two sons in a refugee camp in Thailand. His family receives a cash card every month from an organization, but this is not enough to cover their expenses. Therefore, he also works as an agricultural day laborer in a nearby Thai village. In his free time, Ko enjoys playing cane ball and spending time with his friends. On December 11, 2020, Ko slipped and fell onto rocks outside of the camp. When he tried to get up, Ko could tell that his leg was broken. He went to the hospital in the refugee camp run by Malteser International (MI). He was eventually referred to a hospital where he underwent surgery to insert a metal rod into his leg on December 25, 2020. When he went back to the hospital for his follow-up appointment on February 3, 2021, the doctor observed that the surgical wound was infected and he underwent surgery to clean his wound. When the wound still did not heal, the doctor referred him to another hospital, where the doctor told him he would need an additional surgery to remove necrotic tissue and replace the rod in his leg. Currently, Ko is experiencing a lot of pain. It is difficult for him to walk and he is worried about his family in the camp. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Ko will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and finally heal. This procedure will allow Ko to walk and his leg to heal properly. The procedure is scheduled for March 12th and will cost $1,500. Ko shared, “I really want to work to support my family as soon as possible. I cannot imagine what life would be like for my family if my leg never heals.”

85% funded

85%funded
$1,281raised
$218to go

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