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Success! Chivong from Cambodia raised $289 to fund a procedure to treat his chronic nasal issues.

Chivong
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  • $289 raised, $0 to go
$289
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Chivong's treatment was fully funded on May 2, 2021.

Photo of Chivong post-operation

March 29, 2021

Chivong underwent a procedure to help him breath well again.

Chivong underwent a nasal procedure, which has finally cleared up his nasal blockage and allowed him to breathe through his nose again. He’s taking post-op antibiotics and taking it easy for a week or so before he returns to our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre to have his stitches removed.

Chivong shared, “After my surgery, my life will be better than before, [and] I won’t have to buy medications to feel better. It is easy to breathe–I can go back to my work to support my family.”

Chivong underwent a nasal procedure, which has finally cleared up his nasal blockage and allowed him to breathe through his nose again. He's...

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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.

  • February 3, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chivong 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.

  • February 4, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chivong's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 29, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chivong's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 2, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chivong's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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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Sarafina is a small scale farmer and a mother of six, with five living children. She shared with us that she attended school up to the first grade when she was young and since has farmed, while her husband is a retired soldier. They own a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter. Their oldest child is now 45 years old and dropped out of school due to mental illness while their youngest recently got married. Sarafina receives a little support from her children and relies on her farm produce to meet her daily needs. For two years, Sarafina has been experiencing lower abdominal pains along with itchy arms. She used herbal medication for the itching but she never got relief. She visited Rugarama Hospital and the scan showed uterine fibroids. Sarafina has stopped farming because she can no longer bend down, and has had to miss some follow-up appointments due to limited funds. Her symptoms have worsened and she has been diagnosed with large uterine leiomyoma. An exam revealed a cervical mass highly suspicious of cervical cancer. If not treated, Sarafina could develop chronic pelvic pain and there is a risk of cancer spreading, poor quality of life due to chronic pain and organ failure. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus, but her family cannot afford the surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $319 to fund Sarafina's surgery. On September 4th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Sarafina will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Sarafina says, “I pray that I may be considered for treatment because I am in severe pain and my condition could get worse. I hope to be normal again so that I may get back to farming and taking care of my family.”

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$51raised
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