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Success! Chan Mony from Cambodia raised $220 to fund a mass removal.

Chan Mony
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Chan Mony's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2019.

Photo of Chan Mony post-operation

December 9, 2019

Chan Mony underwent a mass removal.

Chan Mony’s operation went well and surgery has improved her quality of life by removing the nevus from her skin. Surgery is also important to prevent the nevus from spreading and to ensure Chan Mony does not suffer from any worsening of the condition. Her mother feels happy that she can return back to her family and village and no longer worry about her daughter’s condition.

“I am so happy that the surgery has had positive results. The mass on her back has been reduced and the wounds are healing,” said Chan Mony’s mother.

Chan Mony's operation went well and surgery has improved her quality of life by removing the nevus from her skin. Surgery is also important ...

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December 2, 2019

Chan Mony is a 4-year-old girl from Cambodia. She likes to play with her toys, paint pictures, and watch cartoons on television.

Since Chan Mony was born, she has had a large mass covering most of her back and it continues to grow over time. The mass has caused large hairy and discolored spots over her back and upper legs.

Chan Mony traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. Surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Chan Mony needs help to raise $220 to fund this procedure.

“I hope that my daughter’s surgery goes well and that she will look better and be able to grow up normally.” -Chan Mony’s Mother

Chan Mony is a 4-year-old girl from Cambodia. She likes to play with her toys, paint pictures, and watch cartoons on television. Since Ch...

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Chan Mony's Timeline

  • December 2, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 03, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chan Mony 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.

  • December 04, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chan Mony's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 09, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chan Mony's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 31, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chan Mony's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $220 for Chan Mony's treatment
Hospital Fees
$34
Medical Staff
$88
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.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.