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Success! Soursdey from Cambodia raised $231 to fund a procedure to remove a mass on her right leg.

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Soursdey's treatment was fully funded on March 7, 2021.

Photo of Soursdey post-operation

March 9, 2021

Soursdey underwent a procedure to remove a mass on her right leg.

Surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) removed the exostosis, which reduced Soursdey’s pain and the deformity of her femur. Now, Soursdey is actively working with the physiotherapy team to regain strength and help the surgical site heal properly. Her stitches were removed fourteen days after surgery, and she has now returned to school! Her parents are very happy she no longer has pain and she can resume her activities. She would like to be a high school teacher when she is older.

After the surgery, Soursdey shared with us, “I am happy that I can walk well after surgery with no pain. I can go back to school and can help my mother with housework and cooking.”

Surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) removed the exostosis, which reduced Soursdey's pain and the deformity of ...

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December 22, 2020

Soursdey is an 18-year-old student from Cambodia. She has one brother and three sisters. Soursdey’s parents are farmers who grow rice and raise chickens. Her three older siblings are married, and her younger sister is a 10th grade student.

Two years ago, Soursdey developed exostosis, or a benign growth of bone on top of existing bone, on her right femur. The mass has grown over time, and it has become more physically noticeable. It causes Soursdey to feel pain whenever she stands or walks.

Soursdey traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On December 21st, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the growth. Now, Soursdey’s family needs help to raise $231 to fund her procedure.

Soursdey shared, “I really hope this surgery can fix this problem so I can walk and move without pain.”

Soursdey is an 18-year-old student from Cambodia. She has one brother and three sisters. Soursdey's parents are farmers who grow rice and ra...

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Soursdey's Timeline

  • December 21, 2020

    Soursdey 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.

  • December 22, 2020

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

  • December 23, 2020

    Soursdey's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 7, 2021

    Soursdey's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 9, 2021

    Soursdey's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
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  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $231 for Soursdey's treatment
Hospital Fees
Medical Staff
  • 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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