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Success! Katoeurrina from Cambodia raised $231 to fund ear surgery and return to school.

Katoeurrina
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  • $231 raised, $0 to go
$231
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Katoeurrina's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2021.

Photo of Katoeurrina post-operation

December 27, 2021

Katoeurrina underwent ear surgery and can return to school.

Katoeurrina was very brave for her surgery, and under anesthesia, the beans were successfully removed from her ear. Her mother will instill ear drops to ease the pain and the full feeling she had will disappear. She had some pain from the inflammation but managed to smile for the CSC team before their family left to return home. Katoeurrina will rest for a few days and then be able to return to school.

Her parents said: “we are relieved her ear will be better. Now she wants to return to school and participate without any pain or hearing difficulty. She can grow up well like other children. Thank you to the people who funded the surgery and hope that they continue to help Cambodians who need help.”

Katoeurrina was very brave for her surgery, and under anesthesia, the beans were successfully removed from her ear. Her mother will instill ...

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December 14, 2021

Katoeurrina is a bright, young student from Cambodia. Her father is a motorcycle taxi driver and her mother sells soft drinks. Katoeurrina has four other siblings—two brothers and two sisters. When she is not in school, she loves to play with her friends.

Two days ago, while playing with friends, one of them put several dried beans in Katoeurrina’s right ear. Her father tried to remove the beans but was unsuccessful. Her ear canal feels full, she has pain, some bleeding, and cannot hear clearly now. She cries frequently and does not want to go to school.

Katoeurrina’s family traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On December 14th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now their family needs help to raise $231 to fund this procedure.

Her mother said: “I hope my daughter’s ear will be better, that she goes back to school, and will learn not to put things in her ears.”

Katoeurrina is a bright, young student from Cambodia. Her father is a motorcycle taxi driver and her mother sells soft drinks. Katoeurrina h...

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Katoeurrina's Timeline

  • December 14, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Katoeurrina was submitted by Ellen Interlandi, Volunteer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • December 14, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Katoeurrina 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 15, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Katoeurrina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 21, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Katoeurrina's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 27, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Katoeurrina's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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