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Success! Sokunkanha from Cambodia raised $518 to fund mobility-restoring knee surgery.

Sokunkanha
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  • $518 raised, $0 to go
$518
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sokunkanha's treatment was fully funded on December 11, 2020.

Photo of Sokunkanha post-operation

December 14, 2020

Sokunkanha underwent mobility-restoring knee surgery.

Sokunkanha’s surgery went well! She will continue to receive care as her knee heals and will start a physiotherapy program to ensure that she develops normal movement of her joint. Once she has completely recovered, she will finally be able to walk with ease and move in comfort.

Sokunkanha’s parents said, “We are grateful that our daughter will walk normally, and then she can go to school. We also are happy to see that she will enjoy her playtime again.”

Sokunkanha's surgery went well! She will continue to receive care as her knee heals and will start a physiotherapy program to ensure that sh...

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September 29, 2020

Sokunkanha is a 3-year-old girl from Cambodia. Sokunkanha has two older brothers who are in the 3rd grade. Her father is a factory worker and her mother is a farmer. Sokunkanha enjoys playing with toys with her brothers, painting, watching TV, and spending time outside with her mother.

One year ago Sokunkanha received multiple injections in her right thigh as a treatment for bronchitis. After the injections, her mother noticed she was having trouble walking and running. Standing for long periods causes Sokunkanha pain and she is unable to walk easily.

When Sokunkanha’s family learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, they traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On September 29th, surgeons at CSC will perform a right patella realignment to realign the patella of her right knee allowing her to walk easily again. Now, Sokunkanha’s family needs help to fund this $518 procedure.

Sokunkanha’s mother said, “I hope her knee and leg will be fixed now so she does not have to have more surgeries later on to fix this problem.”

Sokunkanha is a 3-year-old girl from Cambodia. Sokunkanha has two older brothers who are in the 3rd grade. Her father is a factory worker an...

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Sokunkanha's Timeline

  • September 29, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 29, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sokunkanha 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.

  • October 1, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sokunkanha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 11, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sokunkanha's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 14, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sokunkanha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
Joint Stabilization
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $518 for Sokunkanha's treatment
Hospital Fees
$119
Medical Staff
$351
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5

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Taw

Taw is a 43-year-old teacher who lives with her family in the refugee camp. Taw and her husband work at the same school and their daughter is also enrolled there in the nursery program. In her free time, Taw enjoys singing and reading with her students. Taw also loves to grow vegetables around her house, and she is very proud that the vegetables she grows are organic. Growing her own vegetables also helps to reduce her household expenses. Last month, Taw was walking home with a branch from a banana tree she had just cut down to cook for dinner. That afternoon it was drizzling and the dirt road was slippery. Taw slipped and fell onto her left arm, breaking both bones in her left forearm. With the help of Watsi donors, she underwent surgery to insert a metal rod into her forearm at the end of August at Chiang Mai Hospital. A few days after her surgery, Taw's wound got an infection and the doctor had to perform another surgery to remove the rod from her arm. Once the infection cleared up with the help of antibiotics, the doctor scheduled another surgery to have the rod reinserted into Taw's arm to finally help her heal. Taw’s left arm is still in pain. She is in pain whenever she sits down, and the pain increases when she moves her arm. If she lies down and puts her left arm on a pillow, she feels better. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Taw will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for September 7th and will cost $1,500. After the procedure, Taw will no longer be in pain and she will be able to go back home and see her family. She will be able to teach again and garden like before. Taw said, "I really miss my family and my daughter. I hope that I will receive proper treatment and be able to go back home again soon."

57% funded

57%funded
$868raised
$632to go

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