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Success! Dalin from Cambodia raised $353 to fund clubfoot repair.

Dalin
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  • $353 raised, $0 to go
$353
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dalin's treatment was fully funded on January 1, 2020.

Photo of Dalin post-operation

October 22, 2019

Dalin underwent clubfoot repair.

Dalin’s surgery went well and she’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her legs and feet. Surgery will allow her walk on her feet normally, and greatly improve her quality of life. She looks forward to going home and spending time with her family.

Dalin said, “I am so happy that I am able to walk normally and do not have any difficulty with my legs.”

Dalin's surgery went well and she's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her legs and feet. Surg...

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October 2, 2019

Dalin is a 13-year-old girl from Cambodia. She enjoys playing with her two older sisters and listening to music in her free time.

Dalin has clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.

Fortunately, Dalin traveled one hour to visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). There, surgeons will perform Percutaneous Achilles Tendon Lengthening on October 02. CSC is requesting $353 to fund Dalin’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, She will be able to walk easily and wear shoes again without any difficulty..

Dalin’s mother said, “I hope that my daughter’s surgery goes well and that she will be able to walk again without any difficulty.”

Dalin is a 13-year-old girl from Cambodia. She enjoys playing with her two older sisters and listening to music in her free time. Dalin h...

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Dalin's Timeline

  • October 2, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dalin was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • October 2, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dalin 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.

  • October 8, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dalin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 22, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dalin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 1, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dalin's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Clubfoot Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $353 for Dalin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$34
Medical Staff
$271
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
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 with clubfoot experience difficulty walking, as the affected foot or feet are rotated internally at the ankle.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients with clubfoot walk on the side of their feet or ankles, making it difficult for them to walk, run, or use stairs. It can also be difficult to conduct daily activities, such as working or going to school. Patients may also experience decreased self-confidence due to the appearance of the condition.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Access to affordable or free surgery is limited in Cambodia, so the prevalence of children with clubfoot is higher than in developed countries.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

If a patient is too old to receive clubfoot correction through casts, braces, or other treatments, he or she will undergo surgery. The patient may undergo a soft tissue release surgery, a tendon transfer surgery, a triple arthrodesis, or an Ilizarov correction procedure.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The ankle is corrected and aligned so the patient can walk normally on the soles of his or her feet. This improves mobility and function.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Treatment for idiopathic newborn clubfeet has a high success rate. In contrast, syndromic newborn clubfeet have a high recurrence rate and may require further surgery later in life. For neglected clubfeet in older patients, surgery is needed and is usually effective.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Access to affordable or free surgery is limited in Cambodia. Patients travel from as many as 12 hours away to reach our medical partner for free surgery. They travel with family members.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Most of the clubfoot cases our medical partner sees are neglected cases. The patient may have never received treatment, may have received unsuccessful treatments, or may have a reoccurring condition. By the time the patient arrives at our medical partner, there are no alternatives.

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