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Success! Porn from Cambodia raised $465 to fund a fracture repair so he can walk easily again.

Porn
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Porn's treatment was fully funded on March 26, 2021.

Photo of Porn post-operation

March 23, 2021

Porn underwent a fracture repair so he can walk easily again.

Porn underwent a repair of his fractured hip at Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). Two days after the surgery, Porn was able to start physiotherapy to regain strength and flexibility in his hip joint. His doctors look forward to seeing his improvement when he returns for a follow-up visit in a few months. Porn’s family is relieved because they were not able to work before he came to CSC for his surgery. Now, Porn will return to school, and hopes to play football again soon with his friends.

Porn’s family shared, “We are happy that he can resume many activities and he can return to school.”

Porn underwent a repair of his fractured hip at Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). Two days after the surgery, Porn was able to start physiot...

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January 11, 2021

Porn is a 16-year-old who helps his family in the fields. He has two brothers and is the youngest in his family. Both his brothers are married. In his free time, he likes listen to music.

On December 21st, 2020, he was in a motor vehicle accident that caused an intertrochanteric (femoral neck) fracture of his femur. Porn went to a private clinic for treatment, but still his pain did not resolve. He has now come to Watsi’s Medical Partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) and the medical team found that he needs an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) of his intertrochanteric fracture. It is difficult for him to walk and he is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at CSC can help. On January 11th, Porn will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will help him walk easily again.

Porn shared with us that he hopes that he can recover quickly and return to his job.

Porn is a 16-year-old who helps his family in the fields. He has two brothers and is the youngest in his family. Both his brothers are marri...

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Porn's Timeline

  • January 11, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Porn was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • January 11, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Porn 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.

  • January 11, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Porn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 23, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Porn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 26, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Porn's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $465 for Porn'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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Victor

Victor is a student and the oldest of six in his family who live together in a grass thatched house. His parents are farmers in the village, and they grow maize and beans for their family’s upkeep. Victor was born with a complete absence of fingers on his left hand, which has forced him to learn how to do all tasks with his right hand including cooking and laundry. On March 11th, 2021, eighteen-year-old Victor was injured in a motorcycle road traffic accident. He was a passenger when the motorcycle slid on mud and fell. He sustained an injury on his lower leg, and his leg was placed in a cast shortly after the accident. A few weeks later, his condition worsened and his wounds started having signs of infection. His parents brought him to the hospital, where doctors conducted an X-ray which revealed a left tibia-fibula fracture. Victor is in pain and unable to walk. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 25th, Victor will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After healing, Victor will be able to walk again and engage in his normal activities. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,014 to fund this procedure and his family has been able to contribute $100. Victor is a diligent student, and he scheduled his surgery to begin after he sits for his final exams. He says, “I would have wished to undergo the surgery as soon as possible but I am sitting for my exams this coming week. My prayer is that I won’t be in so much pain so that I can sit for my exams comfortably.” Victor’s mother is appealing to anyone reading his son's story to help her raise money for a successful surgery.

75% funded

75%funded
$764raised
$250to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Victor

Victor is a student and the oldest of six in his family who live together in a grass thatched house. His parents are farmers in the village, and they grow maize and beans for their family’s upkeep. Victor was born with a complete absence of fingers on his left hand, which has forced him to learn how to do all tasks with his right hand including cooking and laundry. On March 11th, 2021, eighteen-year-old Victor was injured in a motorcycle road traffic accident. He was a passenger when the motorcycle slid on mud and fell. He sustained an injury on his lower leg, and his leg was placed in a cast shortly after the accident. A few weeks later, his condition worsened and his wounds started having signs of infection. His parents brought him to the hospital, where doctors conducted an X-ray which revealed a left tibia-fibula fracture. Victor is in pain and unable to walk. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 25th, Victor will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After healing, Victor will be able to walk again and engage in his normal activities. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,014 to fund this procedure and his family has been able to contribute $100. Victor is a diligent student, and he scheduled his surgery to begin after he sits for his final exams. He says, “I would have wished to undergo the surgery as soon as possible but I am sitting for my exams this coming week. My prayer is that I won’t be in so much pain so that I can sit for my exams comfortably.” Victor’s mother is appealing to anyone reading his son's story to help her raise money for a successful surgery.

75% funded

75%funded
$764raised
$250to go