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Sokcheat is a vegetable seller from Cambodia who needs $465 to fund fracture repair surgery.

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October 14, 2021

Sokcheat is a 45-year-old widow and mother of two. She has a 16-year-old son and an 18-year-old daughter. Sokcheat is a vegetable seller, and she enjoys listening to the news on the radio.

One year ago, Sokcheat was in a motor vehicle accident that fractured her left foot. It is difficult for her to walk and she’s in pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On October 14th, Sokcheat will undergo a fracture repair procedure, and CSC is requesting $465 to fund the entirety of Sokcheat’s surgery and care. This procedure will allow Sokcheat to walk easily again.

Sokcheat said, “I hope I can walk without pain again after my surgery. I want to go back to selling vegetables to earn money for my children’s studies.”

Sokcheat is a 45-year-old widow and mother of two. She has a 16-year-old son and an 18-year-old daughter. Sokcheat is a vegetable seller, an...

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Sokcheat's Timeline

  • October 14, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 14, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Sokcheat was scheduled to receive 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.

  • October 15, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sokcheat's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Sokcheat is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $465 for Sokcheat's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$311
Medication
$0
Supplies
$81
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 in need of open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgeries experience painful fractures or recurrent dislocations. Usually, these injuries result from traffic accidents or other trauma injuries.

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

Living with an abnormal or deformed bone limits function and can interfere with daily activities. It is also extremely painful.

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

Due to lack of helmet usage and weak enforcement of traffic laws, there is a high rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia. This causes many of the fractures and bone dislocations our medical partner sees.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

The deformed or abnormal bone is broken and correctly aligned, and any fragments are fixed. Following the realignment of the bone, metal plates, pins, rods, wires, or screws are attached to the bone for stabilization as the internal fixation.

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

Patients will experience restored function and mobility and reduced pain. Patients regain independence and return to work, school, and family life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Complications from this surgery are rare but include infection, nerve damage, blood clots, and tissue irritation from the hardware.

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

Rural Cambodians often self-medicate or seek treatment from traditional healers because they cannot afford hospital treatment. Many patients are referred to CSC by word of mouth.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative care for this treatment.

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