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Success! Pheng from Cambodia raised $231 to fund the removal of an insect from her ear.

Pheng
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  • $231 raised, $0 to go
$231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Pheng's treatment was fully funded on December 23, 2020.

Photo of Pheng post-operation

January 7, 2021

Pheng underwent the removal of an insect from her ear.

Pheng and her parents traveled to our medical partner CSC, where surgeons removed foreign bodies from her ear. They found she had an insect that had lodged in her ear, which made it difficult for her, as it caused itchiness and fullness. Ear wax had also impacted the ear and her hearing. Pheng has now returned home and returned to school. She shared with us that she is glad to be back at school and would like to be a teacher when she grows up.

Her mother shared, “we are thankful to the staff, I am happy my daughter has stopped complaining about ear pain, ear tinnitus, and her hearing loss. She can go to school everyday without ear problems.”

Pheng and her parents traveled to our medical partner CSC, where surgeons removed foreign bodies from her ear. They found she had an insect ...

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November 17, 2020

Pheng is an 11-year-old student from Cambodia. Pheng has two brothers and one sister. Her father is a construction worker. In her free time, Pheng enjoys reading books and playing with her sister.

One week ago, an insect entered Pheng’s left ear. Since then, she has been experiencing pain, along with a feeling of fullness, tinnitus, and itchiness in her ear.

Pheng traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On November 16th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass from her ear. Once healed, her symptoms will hopefully cease and she will no longer feel discomfort. Now, Pheng needs help to raise $231 to fund this procedure.

Pheng shared, “I hope the bug can be removed from my ear and I won’t be in pain anymore.”

Pheng is an 11-year-old student from Cambodia. Pheng has two brothers and one sister. Her father is a construction worker. In her free time,...

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Pheng's Timeline

  • November 16, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Pheng 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.

  • November 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 18, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pheng's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 23, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pheng's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 7, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Pheng's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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