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Samnang from Cambodia raised $390 to repair a defect in his skull.

Samnang
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Samnang's treatment was fully funded on September 1, 2015.

Photo of Samnang post-operation

September 17, 2015

Samnang received surgery to repair a defect in his skull.

“Samnang no longer has a defect in his skull and his face looks better,” Samnang’s doctor at Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) reports. “Samnang is really happy to have had his surgery and says he will go back to school as soon as he can. He is pleased with the way his face is healing.”

"Samnang no longer has a defect in his skull and his face looks better," Samnang's doctor at Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) reports. "Samn...

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August 11, 2015

Meet Samnang, a 14-year-old boy from Cambodia.

Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), shares, “Samnang is a young monk who has two sisters and three brothers. He enjoys eating all kinds of food.”

Samnang has been diagnosed with a meningoencephalocele (MEC). CSC explains, “Samnang’s MEC causes brain tissue to push through a bone defect in the skull at the bridge of the nose and causes a pretty severe bump.”

This bump causes Samnang to feel “very self-conscious, even in a place as tolerant as his pagoda. He says he just wants to have a face like kids his age,” CSC reports.

“In addition to looking abnormal, the MEC, left untreated, could cause a litany of medical complications for Samnang in the future.” Some of these potential medical issues involve hindered vision and respiratory problems.

For $390 we can fund Samnang’s surgery. Samnang’s protruding brain tissue will be removed, and the opening in the scull will be repaired with a bone graft. A few months later, he will receive a reconstructive surgery to eliminate any remnants of the bump.

After surgery, CSC predicts, “Samnang’s bump will become much smaller and likely fully go away after minor plastic surgery later.”

Let’s fund surgery for Samnang!

Meet Samnang, a 14-year-old boy from Cambodia. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), shares, “Samnang is a young monk wh...

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Samnang's Timeline

  • August 11, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Samnang was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • August 11, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Samnang received treatment. 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.

  • August 30, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samnang's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 01, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samnang's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Samnang. Read the update.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

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