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Success! Touch from Cambodia raised $518 to fund mobility-restoring knee surgery.

Touch
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  • $518 raised, $0 to go
$518
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$0
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Fully funded
Touch's treatment was fully funded on May 14, 2021.

Photo of Touch post-operation

March 30, 2021

Touch underwent mobility-restoring knee surgery.

Touch had successful surgery to repair his leg. After surgery, he’s focusing on doing exercises with his left leg in order to return to optimal function. Touch now describes his health as “very good,” mostly because he is learning to walk by himself without the aid of crutches, and he is not in constant pain anymore.

Touch shared, “I’m so thankful that I was able to receive this treatment and I will be able to work to support my family again.”

Touch had successful surgery to repair his leg. After surgery, he's focusing on doing exercises with his left leg in order to return to opti...

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February 4, 2021

Touch is a 31-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He has been married for 15 years and has one son and two daughters. Touch’s daughters are in school, and his son is nine months old and not yet in school. His wife is a factory worker but does not make enough money to support their family’s needs. Currently, he and his family live with his mother due to his inability to work. He describes his general health as very poor, especially since his accident.

In 2019, Touch was hit by a car and his left tibia was fractured in the accident. His family took him to a government hospital, where they treated him with a skin flap, but the bone was not stabilized and remained unhealed. When Touch returned home, the wound appeared to heal, but he still couldn’t walk. His left knee is very painful, and the wound scars appear infected. Touch now has a knee flexion contracture and can only walk with support. He takes pain medication to ease his symptoms, but it is still too painful for him to walk.

When Touch learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On February 4th, surgeons at CSC will perform knee fusion procedure to help him to walk without pain, secure his left knee, and restore pain-free range of motion in his left knee. Now, Touch needs help to fund this $518 procedure.

Touch shared, “I hope that after surgery, my left leg will have no pain, and I can go back to work to support my family.”

Touch is a 31-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He has been married for 15 years and has one son and two daughters. Touch's daught...

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Touch's Timeline

  • February 4, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 4, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Touch 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.

  • February 5, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Touch's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 30, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Touch's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 14, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Touch's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Joint Stabilization
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $518 for Touch's treatment
Hospital Fees
$119
Medical Staff
$351
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5

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