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Success! Chakriya from Cambodia raised $430 to fund clubfoot correction.

Chakriya
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$430
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$0
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Fully funded
Chakriya's treatment was fully funded on February 4, 2020.

Photo of Chakriya post-operation

October 26, 2019

Chakriya underwent clubfoot correction.

Chakriya’s surgery went well and she’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her legs and feet. Surgery will allow her to greatly improve her quality of life and allow her to walk and grow up without any pain.

Chakriya said, “I am so glad that I can walk again and return to my normal activities without any difficulties.”

Chakriya's surgery went well and she's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her legs and feet. S...

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October 9, 2019

Chakriya is a fifth-grade student from Cambodia. She has four siblings and enjoys watching television, reading books, and playing with her siblings.

Chakriya was born with bilateral clubfoot and over the last few years, has since undergone several surgeries to correct both of her feet. It is difficult for her to walk and she often has pain in her feet and legs.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On October 09, Chakriya will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. She will be able to walk normally without difficulty and pain.

Chakriya’s mother said, “I hope that my daughter’s operation will go well and that she can walk again thought any difficulty.”

Chakriya is a fifth-grade student from Cambodia. She has four siblings and enjoys watching television, reading books, and playing with her s...

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Chakriya's Timeline

  • October 9, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 09, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chakriya 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.

  • October 15, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chakriya's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 26, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chakriya's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 04, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chakriya's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

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Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $430 for Chakriya's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$277
Medication
$0
Supplies
$80
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Patients in need of open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgeries experience painful fractures or recurrent dislocations. Usually, these injuries result from traffic accidents or other trauma injuries.

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

Living with an abnormal or deformed bone limits function and can interfere with daily activities. It is also extremely painful.

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

Due to lack of helmet usage and weak enforcement of traffic laws, there is a high rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia. This causes many of the fractures and bone dislocations our medical partner sees.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

The deformed or abnormal bone is broken and correctly aligned, and any fragments are fixed. Following the realignment of the bone, metal plates, pins, rods, wires, or screws are attached to the bone for stabilization as the internal fixation.

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

Patients will experience restored function and mobility and reduced pain. Patients regain independence and return to work, school, and family life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Complications from this surgery are rare but include infection, nerve damage, blood clots, and tissue irritation from the hardware.

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

Rural Cambodians often self-medicate or seek treatment from traditional healers because they cannot afford hospital treatment. Many patients are referred to CSC by word of mouth.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative care for this treatment.

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Adere is a nice thirteen year old boy who loves to go to school and study. He is in grade six and loves music. He spends his free time listening to country music and also loves to dance with his friends. His parents are farmers of teff and maize. But their harvest from their farm is very limited because of the hot and dry landscape. The population in the area is mostly supported by the government and NGOs for food and other basic needs. His parents have 12 children. Three of them are dependently living and the rest of the children are supported by their parents. Adere was born with congenital anomaly called Bladder Exstrophy. The child’s bladder is open to the air and not within the body. He leaks urine directly to his abdomen. As a result, he has bladder exposed to dirt which can cause infections and injury. Adere suffers from pain from irritation of the bladder, infection, and a bad smell from the continuous urinary leakage for the past years. In his classroom, he sits far from other students in the back alone. He mostly prefers to be alone, psychologically affected by the bad smell. His parents are always very worried and concerned because of his condition. They took him to a clinic in their area when he was a child, and the clinic told them this has to be treated in referral hospital. Their village is very rural that they couldn’t get to a hospital and the parents couldn’t bring him to the capital. Adere's brother said, “I believe he will have a normal life, free from any smell and psychological concerns.”

73% funded

73%funded
$1,106raised
$394to go

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