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Leak is a 31-year-old mother from Cambodia who needs $231 to fund mass removal surgery.

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May 11, 2021

Leak is a 31-year-old mother who has been married for three years and has two daughters. Leak’s husband works in construction.

Leak first noticed a mass on her left foot in 2010. She had surgery at a government hospital a few years ago, but the mass has grown back larger than before. After a biopsy, her mass was diagnosed as an angiofibroma soft tissue malformation. Leak experiences swelling and pain.

Fortunately, Leak traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On May 11th, surgeons at Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Leak needs help to raise $231 to fund this procedure.

Leak shared, “I hope this treatment will help me return home and be able to take care of my children again.”

Leak is a 31-year-old mother who has been married for three years and has two daughters. Leak's husband works in construction. Leak first...

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Leak's Timeline

  • May 11, 2021

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

  • May 11, 2021

    Leak 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.

  • May 12, 2021

    Leak's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 24, 2021

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


    Leak is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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