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Success! Sovannary from Cambodia raised $353 to fund clubfoot repair.

Sovannary
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  • $353 raised, $0 to go
$353
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sovannary's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Sovannary post-operation

September 19, 2018

Sovannary underwent clubfoot repair.

Sovannary’s surgery went well and she’s been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her foot. Surgery will allow Sovannary to greatly improve her quality of life and allow her to walk and live without pain.

Her mother says, “I am so happy that my daughter feels more comfortable walking, running, and sitting down. Thank you.”

Sovannary's surgery went well and she's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in her foot. Surgery w...

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September 10, 2018

Sovannary is a seventh grade student from Cambodia. She has four sisters and five brothers. She is the youngest in the family. She likes to listen to classical music and go for walks in her free time.

Sovannary has clubfoot of her right foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.

Fortunately, Sovannary traveled two hours to visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). There, surgeons will perform a clubfoot repair procedure on September 11. CSC is requesting $353 to fund Sovannary’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to walk easily..

Her mother says, “I hope my daughter doesn’t have difficulty walking.”

Sovannary is a seventh grade student from Cambodia. She has four sisters and five brothers. She is the youngest in the family. She likes to ...

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Sovannary's Timeline

  • September 10, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sovannary was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • September 11, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sovannary 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.

  • September 13, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sovannary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 19, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sovannary's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 05, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sovannary's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Clubfoot Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $353 for Sovannary's treatment
Hospital Fees
$34
Medical Staff
$271
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
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 with clubfoot experience difficulty walking, as the affected foot or feet are rotated internally at the ankle.

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

Patients with clubfoot walk on the side of their feet or ankles, making it difficult for them to walk, run, or use stairs. It can also be difficult to conduct daily activities, such as working or going to school. Patients may also experience decreased self-confidence due to the appearance of the condition.

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

Access to affordable or free surgery is limited in Cambodia, so the prevalence of children with clubfoot is higher than in developed countries.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

If a patient is too old to receive clubfoot correction through casts, braces, or other treatments, he or she will undergo surgery. The patient may undergo a soft tissue release surgery, a tendon transfer surgery, a triple arthrodesis, or an Ilizarov correction procedure.

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

The ankle is corrected and aligned so the patient can walk normally on the soles of his or her feet. This improves mobility and function.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Treatment for idiopathic newborn clubfeet has a high success rate. In contrast, syndromic newborn clubfeet have a high recurrence rate and may require further surgery later in life. For neglected clubfeet in older patients, surgery is needed and is usually effective.

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

Access to affordable or free surgery is limited in Cambodia. Patients travel from as many as 12 hours away to reach our medical partner for free surgery. They travel with family members.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Most of the clubfoot cases our medical partner sees are neglected cases. The patient may have never received treatment, may have received unsuccessful treatments, or may have a reoccurring condition. By the time the patient arrives at our medical partner, there are no alternatives.

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