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Success! Ly Houn from Cambodia raised $231 to fund mass removal surgery so that he can live comfortably.

Ly Houn
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  • $231 raised, $0 to go
$231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ly Houn's treatment was fully funded on November 17, 2021.

Photo of Ly Houn post-operation

November 30, 2021

Ly Houn underwent mass removal surgery so that he can live comfortably.

Ly Houn had successful surgery to remove the polyps in his ear that were causing him trouble and pain. Removal of the polyps was important to avoid further problems. His hearing is slowly improving and he no longer has pain or bleeding from his ear. He looks forward to returning to school again soon!

His aunt said: “Ly Houn will be a happy boy again soon. He won’t have any more pain, and he can return to school.”

Ly Houn had successful surgery to remove the polyps in his ear that were causing him trouble and pain. Removal of the polyps was important t...

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October 18, 2021

Ly Houn is a nine-year-old student. He lives with his aunt because his parents are trying to earn enough money to take care of him and support his schooling so they currently work as farmers in a different province.

One month ago, Ly Houn began experiencing pain, discharge, bleeding, and tinnitus in his right ear. His aunt took him to a private clinic for treatment, but his condition did not improve. He has been diagnosed with a tumor in his right ear.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Ly Houn receive treatment. On October 18th, surgeons at CSC will remove the mass. Now, Ly Houn needs help to raise $231 to fund his procedure and care.

Ly Houn shared that he hopes that after surgery, his ear pain will go away.

Ly Houn is a nine-year-old student. He lives with his aunt because his parents are trying to earn enough money to take care of him and suppo...

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Ly Houn's Timeline

  • October 18, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ly Houn was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • October 18, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ly Houn 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 19, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ly Houn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 17, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ly Houn's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 30, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ly Houn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $231 for Ly Houn'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.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.