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Success! Nuth from Cambodia raised $220 to fund surgery on her lip.

Nuth
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nuth's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2019.

Photo of Nuth post-operation

December 23, 2019

Nuth underwent surgery on her lip.

Nuth’s operation went well and surgery has improved her quality of life by removing the tumor. Surgery is also important to prevent the tumor from spreading and to ensure Nuth does not suffer from any worsening of the condition.

Her mother feels happy that she can return to the village and her daughter will grow up without any complications from her condition. She shared, “I am happy that my daughter was able to receive treatment for her condition and that the wound is healing without any problems.”

Nuth's operation went well and surgery has improved her quality of life by removing the tumor. Surgery is also important to prevent the tumo...

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December 3, 2019

Nuth is a one-year-old girl from Cambodia. She enjoys playing with her three siblings and watching cartoons on television.

Nuth was born with a mass on her lower right lip that has been growing in size. She regularly experiences tenderness and pain.

Nuth 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, Nuth needs help to raise $220 to fund this procedure.

“I hope that my daughter’s surgery will go well and the growth with go away so I won’t have to worry anymore,” shared Nuth’s mother.

Nuth is a one-year-old girl from Cambodia. She enjoys playing with her three siblings and watching cartoons on television. Nuth was born ...

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Nuth's Timeline

  • December 3, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 04, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nuth 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

    Nuth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 23, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nuth's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 28, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nuth's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $220 for Nuth'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.