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Success! Meng Heng from Cambodia raised $296 to fund a preauricular sinus incision.

Meng Heng
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Meng Heng's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2022.

Photo of Meng Heng post-operation

March 11, 2022

Meng Heng underwent a preauricular sinus treatment.

Meng Heng and his parents traveled to our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre to repair his birth condition. This was important to avoid any future infection or hearing damage. His mother will keep the area clean and dry, give him prophylactic antibiotics to decrease the risk of infection, and return next month for a post-operative visit. It is a relief to his parents that he will not be limited by poor hearing or frequent infections.

Meng Heng’s mother said: “we are relieved Meng Heng can have a good life and go to school when he is older. Thank you to the hospital staff and the donors who help Cambodians have surgery when needed.”

Meng Heng and his parents traveled to our medical partner Children's Surgical Centre to repair his birth condition. This was important to av...

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January 9, 2022

Meng Heng is a three-month-old boy and the youngest child in his family. His mother works as a tailor, while his father is a soldier. He also has a six-year-old brother in first grade.

When Meng Heng was born, his parents noticed that he had a small growth at the front of his left ear. The growth has been identified as a skin pit, or a sinus tract traveling under the skin that doesn’t belong there. It is marked by a tiny opening to the tract, in front of the ear and above his ear canal. His parents noticed that the tag has grown, and also that Meng Heng experiences drainage from his ear.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is helping Meng Heng receive treatment. On January 10th, he will undergo a preauricular skin pit excision and drainage. Now, he and his family need help raising $296 to fund his procedure and care so he can grow up healthy.

His mother shared, “I want his ear to be fixed so he can grow up strong and healthy and not have problems hearing.”

Meng Heng is a three-month-old boy and the youngest child in his family. His mother works as a tailor, while his father is a soldier. He als...

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Meng Heng's Timeline

  • January 9, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Meng Heng was submitted by Ellen Interlandi, Volunteer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • January 10, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Meng Heng 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.

  • January 11, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Meng Heng's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 27, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Meng Heng's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 11, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Meng Heng's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Treatment
Preauricular Sinus Incision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $296 for Meng Heng's treatment
Hospital Fees
$50
Medical Staff
$246
Medication
$0
Supplies
$0

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