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Success! Srey Leak from Cambodia raised $353 to fund clubfoot correction.

Srey Leak
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  • $353 raised, $0 to go
$353
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Srey Leak's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2017.

Photo of Srey Leak post-operation

November 27, 2017

Srey Leak underwent clubfoot correction.

Srey Leak is recovering well from surgery and working with the physiotherapy team every day. She looks forward to improved mobility and going back to school.

“Thanks for helping my daughter,” says her mother.

Srey Leak is recovering well from surgery and working with the physiotherapy team every day. She looks forward to improved mobility and goin...

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November 13, 2017

Srey Leak is a second grader from Cambodia. She loves playing with her friends and her siblings.

Srey Leak has clubfoot of her left foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.

Fortunately, Srey Leak traveled six hours to visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). There, surgeons will perform a tendon lengthening procedure on November 14. CSC is requesting $353 to fund Srey Leak’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, She will be able to walk easily.

Her mother says, “I hope my daughter can walk better than now.”

Srey Leak is a second grader from Cambodia. She loves playing with her friends and her siblings. Srey Leak has clubfoot of her left foot....

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Srey Leak's Timeline

  • November 13, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 14, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Srey Leak 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.

  • November 14, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Srey Leak's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 27, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Srey Leak's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 30, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Srey Leak's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Clubfoot Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $353 for Srey Leak's treatment
Hospital Fees
$34
Medical Staff
$271
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients with clubfoot experience difficulty walking, as the affected foot or feet are rotated internally at the ankle.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients with clubfoot walk on the side of their feet or ankles, making it difficult for them to walk, run, or use stairs. It can also be difficult to conduct daily activities, such as working or going to school. Patients may also experience decreased self-confidence due to the appearance of the condition.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Access to affordable or free surgery is limited in Cambodia, so the prevalence of children with clubfoot is higher than in developed countries.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

If a patient is too old to receive clubfoot correction through casts, braces, or other treatments, he or she will undergo surgery. The patient may undergo a soft tissue release surgery, a tendon transfer surgery, a triple arthrodesis, or an Ilizarov correction procedure.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The ankle is corrected and aligned so the patient can walk normally on the soles of his or her feet. This improves mobility and function.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Treatment for idiopathic newborn clubfeet has a high success rate. In contrast, syndromic newborn clubfeet have a high recurrence rate and may require further surgery later in life. For neglected clubfeet in older patients, surgery is needed and is usually effective.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Access to affordable or free surgery is limited in Cambodia. Patients travel from as many as 12 hours away to reach our medical partner for free surgery. They travel with family members.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Most of the clubfoot cases our medical partner sees are neglected cases. The patient may have never received treatment, may have received unsuccessful treatments, or may have a reoccurring condition. By the time the patient arrives at our medical partner, there are no alternatives.

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