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Success! Chhang from Cambodia raised $220 to fund a mass removal on his eye.

Chhang
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$220
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$0
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Fully funded
Chhang's treatment was fully funded on December 20, 2019.

Photo of Chhang post-operation

December 11, 2019

Chhang underwent a mass removal on his eye.

Chhang’s operation went well and he still has some post-operative swelling on the surgical site. Surgery has improved his quality of life by removing the tumor, and surgery is also important to prevent the tumor from spreading and to ensure Chhang does not suffer from any worsening of the condition. He feels happy that he can return to his friends and family in the village and no longer suffer any difficulty due to his condition.

Chhang shared, “I am so happy that the mass was removed from my eye and that I can see clearly again. My eye looks normal and I am no longer shy at school.”

Chhang's operation went well and he still has some post-operative swelling on the surgical site. Surgery has improved his quality of life by...

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December 5, 2019

Chhang is a eighth grade student from Cambodia. He has one sister, and in his free time he enjoys reading books, watching television, and studying with his friends. He hopes to become a teacher when he gets older.

Chhang was born with a mass on his upper left eyelid and has been progressively getting bigger and bigger. The mass is very swollen and completely obstructs any vision out of his left eye.

Chhang traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. Surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Chhang needs help to raise $220 to fund this procedure.

“I hope that my son will be able to see out of his eye again after surgery and the tumor will stop growing so he can return to school and not be shy around his friends,” shared Chhang’s mother.

Chhang is a eighth grade student from Cambodia. He has one sister, and in his free time he enjoys reading books, watching television, and st...

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Chhang's Timeline

  • December 03, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chhang 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.

  • December 5, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Chhang was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • December 06, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chhang's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 11, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chhang's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 20, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chhang's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $220 for Chhang's treatment
Hospital Fees
$34
Medical Staff
$88
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$55
  • 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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62% funded

62%funded
$480raised
$283to go

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