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Success! Sreyneth from Cambodia raised $413 to fund an amputation.

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Sreyneth's treatment was fully funded on August 8, 2018.

Photo of Sreyneth post-operation

June 18, 2018

Sreyneth underwent an amputation.

Sreyneth’s surgery went well and she’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her knee and foot. Surgery will allow Sreyneth to greatly improve her quality of life and allow her to walk without pain.

Her mother says, “I am happy to see my daughter can walk normally and without pain. I am pleased with the good results of the surgery.”

Sreyneth's surgery went well and she's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her knee and foot. S...

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June 5, 2018

Sreyneth is a young woman from Cambodia. She is training to become a massage therapist. She enjoys studying, reading, and listening to music.

Sreyneth was born with an extra toe on each foot. She also dislocated her knee in June 2016 and has had difficulty walking ever since. She has been experiencing constant pain in her knee since the dislocation. She needs to have the extra toes amputated, as well as have a patella operation to repair her knee. This will make it easier for her to walk and stay balanced.

The amputation is scheduled for June 6 and will cost $413. Sreyneth needs help raising money to pay for surgery.

She says, “After surgery I hope I can walk without any pain and my toes will be normal.”

Sreyneth is a young woman from Cambodia. She is training to become a massage therapist. She enjoys studying, reading, and listening to music...

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Sreyneth's Timeline

  • June 5, 2018

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

  • June 06, 2018

    Sreyneth 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.

  • June 17, 2018

    Sreyneth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 18, 2018

    Sreyneth's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 08, 2018

    Sreyneth's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $413 for Sreyneth's treatment
Hospital Fees
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  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Often, patients in need of an amputation have inadequate blood circulation in an area of the body, causing affected tissues to die and allowing infection to develop. Other causes include severe injury, severe burn, serious infection that does not improve with other treatments, or thickening of nerve tissue.

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

Without treatment, patients are in pain and have difficulty using the affected area of the body. It may be difficult to conduct daily activities, work, or attend school.

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

Severe injuries caused by traffic accidents or burns are common in Cambodia. Due to the limited availability of free treatment in Cambodia, injuries are ineffectively treated by Khmer traditional healers or not treated at all, causing symptoms to worsen over time.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Amputation is the surgical removal of all or part of a limb or extremity. Surgeons remove all damaged tissue, leaving as much healthy tissue as possible. They smooth uneven areas of bone, seal blood vessels and nerves, and cut and shape muscles at the end of the limb.

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

Amputation improves quality of life for patients. It relieves major pain and prevents infection from spreading.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Amputation is a low-risk, effective surgery. However, complications may include blood clots and slow wound healing.

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 for as long as twelve hours to reach Children's Surgical Centre for free surgery. They arrive by bus, motorbike, or taxi with a family member.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Procedures that open blocked arteries may help restore blood flow. However, in the majority of cases, amputation is the only effective solution for healing.

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