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Veha is a toddler from Cambodia who needs $231 to fund removal of a mass in his nose.

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April 20, 2020

Veha is a 3-year-old boy from Cambodia and the only child in his family. His mother is a construction worker and his father is a tuk tuk driver. Veha enjoys reading cartoon books, playing games, and watching TV.

One month ago, he developed a mass in his left nostril, and over time it has become increasingly painful and produces a foul odor. In addition to the bad smell, he experiences nasal obstruction. His family traveled three hours to bring him to the hospital for care.

Veha traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On April 20th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Veha needs help to raise $231 to fund this procedure.

“I hope that doctor will perform the surgery successfully so my son’s nose will not cause him pain anymore,” Veha’s father said.

Veha is a 3-year-old boy from Cambodia and the only child in his family. His mother is a construction worker and his father is a tuk tuk dri...

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Veha's Timeline

  • April 20, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Veha was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • April 20, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Veha 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.

  • April 20, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Veha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 18, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Veha's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Veha is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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