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Chivong is a 28-year-old man from Cambodia who needs $289 to fund a procedure to treat his chronic nasal issues.

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February 3, 2021

Chivong is a 28-year-old man with two daughters in primary school. His daughters and his wife stay home in their province, while Chivong works in the capital Phnom Penh to earn money to support his family. In his spare time, he likes to play football, watch TV, and talk to his daughters on the phone.

Chivong describes his health as poor most of the time, as he has been experiencing chronic nasal obstruction, postnasal drip, and constant headaches. His symptoms worsen when the weather is cold. Chivong tried medication to treat these symptoms, but had no improvement. He also feels chronically tired due to exposure to dust and odors at work. Doctors diagnosed Chivong with a nasal polyp, which will need to be removed through a nose reduction procedure.

Chivong will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo a procedure on February 3rd. Children’s Surgical Centre is requesting $289 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Once recovered, he will hopefully be free of nose discomfort and headaches and can return to work as normal.

Chivong shared, “I hope that my health will improve after surgery and I will have no more infections. I also hope I can eventually work more regularly to support my family.”

Chivong is a 28-year-old man with two daughters in primary school. His daughters and his wife stay home in their province, while Chivong wor...

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Chivong's Timeline

  • February 3, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Chivong was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • February 03, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Chivong was scheduled to receive 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.

  • February 04, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chivong's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Chivong is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Chivong's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Nose Reduction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $289 for Chivong's treatment
Hospital Fees
$50
Medical Staff
$231
Medication
$1
Supplies
$0
Labs
$7

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Liam

Liam is a 5-year-old boy from Kenya. He was born spina bifida and clubfoot. A few days after his birth, the doctor also noticed that his testicles had yet to descend. At the time, this was not a major concern because it sometimes takes a while for this to occur. Liam's mom was told to bring him back in five years if this did not happen. In the meantime, Liam underwent treatment for his other birth defects. Four years down the line, only one of Liam's testicles had descended, so Liam's mom brought him to Watsi's Partner Care Center BethanyKids Hospital for examination in 2019. Upon review, Liam was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Liam has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Doctors recommended he undergo surgery, to be covered by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF). The NHIF request was approved, but not approved at a level to cover all of Liam's treatment. Liam's mom decided to wait until she could raise more funds, but unfortunately the NHIF approval expired three months later without her knowledge. One year later, one of BethanyKids' social workers reviewed a list of patients and saw that Liam still had yet to receive treatment. Liam’s mother has not been able to raise the required amount for her son’s surgery through their friends and family. Liam’s father passed away when he was three weeks old. Having lost the breadwinner of the family, Liam's mother had to work hard to support them. Before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Liam’s mother had found a job as a nursery school teacher. However, the job only lasted for three months until the school closed down due to the pandemic. When the schools reopened, she was not able to go to work because Liam was not accepted again in the school he used to attend. She is appealing for financial help. Liam will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on February 8th. AMHF is requesting $561 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Liam’s mother shared, “Through the years since Liam was born, I have never given up on him. He has undergone several surgeries and God has always provided. Even in the upcoming surgery, I am very hopeful that Liam will be treated.”

32% funded

32%funded
$185raised
$376to go

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