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Success! Royanny from Cambodia raised $220 to fund remove a foreign body from her ear.

Royanny
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Royanny's treatment was fully funded on January 24, 2020.

Photo of Royanny post-operation

October 27, 2019

Royanny underwent remove a foreign body from her ear.

Royanny’s operation went well. Surgery will improve her quality of life by removing the cotton bud and eliminating ear discomfort. Surgery is also important to ensure she does not suffer from hearing loss and any further ear damage. Her mom feels happy that she can return to their village and no longer have to worry about her daughter’s condition.

Royanny’s mother said, “I am so happy that my daughter’s operation went well and that the doctors were able to remove the object from Royanny’s ear. She can feel much better than before and does not have any more ear pain.”

Royanny's operation went well. Surgery will improve her quality of life by removing the cotton bud and eliminating ear discomfort. Surgery i...

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October 10, 2019

Royanny is a 4-year-old girl from Cambodia. She enjoys playing with her toys and playing games with her sister and brother.

Two weeks ago, Royanny stuck a cotton bud in her ear, which has now become lodged inside her ear canal and is entirely blocking any access to the ear drum. She has ear pain, itchiness, and irritation.

Royanny traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On October 10, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Royanny needs help to raise $220 to fund this procedure.

Royanny’s mother said, “I hope that my daughter will recover from her operation and the cotton bud will be removed.”

Royanny is a 4-year-old girl from Cambodia. She enjoys playing with her toys and playing games with her sister and brother. Two weeks ago...

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Royanny's Timeline

  • October 10, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 10, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Royanny 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 16, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Royanny's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 27, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Royanny's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 24, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Royanny's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $220 for Royanny'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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.