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Success! Reaksmey from Cambodia raised $231 to fund an object removal from her nose.

Reaksmey
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$231
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Fully funded
Reaksmey's treatment was fully funded on March 24, 2020.

Photo of Reaksmey post-operation

February 2, 2020

Reaksmey had an object removed from her nose.

Reaksmey’s operation went well and surgery has improved her quality of life by removing the foreign body from her nose. Surgery was also important to prevent Reaksmey from suffering any worsening of the condition. She feels happy that she can return to her family and friends in her village.

“I am so happy that the operation is done and I am feeling better,” she said.

Reaksmey's operation went well and surgery has improved her quality of life by removing the foreign body from her nose. Surgery was also imp...

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January 5, 2020

Reaksmey is a first grader from Cambodia. She enjoys playing with her older sister and watching her mother cook.

Three years ago, Reaksmey placed something inside her nose that is now stuck inside her right nostril. She experiences painful swelling and heavy mucous, making it difficult for her to breathe.

Reaksmey traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On January 7th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Reaksmey needs help to raise $231 to fund this procedure.

“I hope that I will no longer have to worry about the smell in my daughter’s nose or the bleeding anymore.” -Reaksmey’s Mother

Reaksmey is a first grader from Cambodia. She enjoys playing with her older sister and watching her mother cook. Three years ago, Reaksme...

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Reaksmey's Timeline

  • January 5, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 07, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Reaksmey 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.

  • January 07, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Reaksmey's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 02, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Reaksmey's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 24, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Reaksmey's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $231 for Reaksmey's treatment
Hospital Fees
$34
Medical Staff
$99
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$55
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Patients will present with a growing mass. Depending on its location, the mass may cause pain and difficulty breathing or swallowing. Foreign bodies include shrapnel and other objects that do not belong in the human body. Masses, cysts, and tumors are abnormal tissue growths.

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

Disturbances from foreign bodies/masses/cysts/tumors can be cosmetic, limit function, cause pain, and damage internal organs.

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

Foreign bodies, such as shrapnel from landmines, are more common in Cambodia than the United States, especially in rural areas. It is estimated that there may be as many as four to six million mines and other pieces of unexploded ordnance in Cambodia.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

If the foreign body/mass/cyst/tumor is superficial, the removal procedure can be done under local anesthesia. Removal of deeper objects or large tumors requires general anesthesia.

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

This treatment improves a patient's appearance and function, reduces pain, and limits risk of damage to other body parts.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Risks are minor but depend on the site, size, and aggressiveness of the foreign body/mass/cyst/tumor.

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

Simple removal procedures can be done at local district or provincial hospitals, but patients must pay. Patients come to CSC because they cannot afford the procedure at their local hospital.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For most masses, there are no alternatives. For aggressive tumors, patients may undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy to reduce the tumor.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Brian

Brian is a 4-year-old playful preschooler from Kenya. Brian’s mother is a single parent from a very humble background. When Brian was born with scrotal swelling, his parents separated because they believed it was a curse. When he was a baby, Brian was taken to the hospital with complaints of a congenital right scrotal swelling. A repair was done at a different hospital when he was 20 months old but did not cure his condition. His condition has gradually persisted prompting his teacher and grandmother to take him to Watsi Medical Partner's Care Center Kapsowar Hospital. Brian has discomfort while walking. He also has pain on micturition which has always affected his general well-being. He has been raised largely by his older grandmother who hadn't taken him for treatment and never spoke about Brian’s condition. It was not until his class teacher noticed a swelling when he informed well-wishers in the village and he was brought to the hospital to be seen. Brian was diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia after undergoing several lab tests and an ultrasound. Brian is a lovely boy who needs all our help so that he can be happy just like other children. Fortunately, on March 16th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $384 to fund Brian's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. Brian’s grandmother says, “I am happy that his condition can be treated surgically. Brian needs to be like other children and play with friends without stigmatization.”

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