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Success! Sai Nal from Cambodia raised $465 to fund fracture repair surgery so he can walk again.

Sai Nal
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Sai Nal's treatment was fully funded on August 12, 2022.

Photo of Sai Nal post-operation

September 1, 2022

Sai Nal underwent fracture repair surgery so he can walk again.

Sai Nal underwent surgery to repair his leg, which was the major source of his pain. He is thrilled that the nagging ache will disappear, and he will be able to walk again soon. He spent several days in the hospital to recover and worked with the physiotherapy team to increase his muscle strength postoperatively. When his leg has healed, he will be able to return to his daily activities, which include riding his motorbike to work and playing with his young daughter.

Sai Nal’s wife said: “thank you for all the help to help Sai Nal recover after his accident. He was worried he could not work to support our family, and it was very stressful for him. We feel lucky to have generous donors and good health care for Cambodians who cannot afford this kind of care.”

Sai Nal underwent surgery to repair his leg, which was the major source of his pain. He is thrilled that the nagging ache will disappear, an...

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April 4, 2022

Sai Nal is a 25-year-old father of one. He works in sales at a company in the capital city of Phnom Penh, while his wife takes care of their four-year-old daughter. In his free time, Sai Nal enjoys listening to music, exercising, and playing football.

In November, Sai Nal was in a motor vehicle collision that injured his left knee and right hand. Although he went to a traditional healer for a while, he still experiences pain and tenderness in his leg. As a result, he cannot walk easily, exercise, or ride his motorbike, which means he often misses work because he has to rely on others for transportation. His family’s income has been affected, and Sai Nal is worried about his ability to provide for them unless his knee is healed.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), can help. On April 4th, Sai Nal will undergo a fracture repair procedure to help him walk easily again. CSC is requesting $465 to help fund this procedure, which is also subsidized by Sai Nal’s contribution of $100 that he was able to gather.

Sai Nal said, “After surgery, I want to get better and have no pain so I can go back to my normal life again and support my family.”

Sai Nal is a 25-year-old father of one. He works in sales at a company in the capital city of Phnom Penh, while his wife takes care of their...

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Sai Nal's Timeline

  • April 4, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 4, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sai Nal 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 5, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sai Nal's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 12, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sai Nal's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sai Nal's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $465 for Sai Nal's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$311
Medication
$0
Supplies
$81
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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Ronald

Ronald is a middle-aged farmer from Kenya who is the thirdborn in a family of six. He and his family all live in semi-permanent houses and work as small-scale farmers. His father passed away years ago, so his mother, who is diabetic, was left to care for the children alone. Ronald studied up to the college level, but he could not secure a job in his field, so he now works as a casual laborer. He also helps his mother with house chores since she is sick and on medication, making it difficult for her to do them alone. With the income he earns through doing casual labor, Ronald helps support his family's basic day-to-day needs. Ronald was recently involved in a road traffic accident while traveling as a passenger on a motorbike. After his driver lost control due to being hit by another motorbike, they both fell on the tarmacked road, and the motorbike landed on Ronald's lower limbs. Fortunately, there were people around who helped them, but he could not manage to stand. He had to be lifted onto a passenger service vehicle, which took him to the hospital. Since he sustained an open fracture to his foot during the accident, it was treated as an emergency, and he was immediately taken to the operating room for cleaning and debridement. He was then admitted to the ward and is now waiting to undergo fracture repair surgery. He is currently in pain and unable to use his limb Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 12th, Ronald will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. After the procedure, he will no longer be in pain and will be able to walk and work again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Ronald says, "I earn a living through casual jobs, which some are near and some are far from home. This state has actually brought me down. Please help me so that I may not be a burden once I am able to work.”

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$872raised
$273to go

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