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Success! Ling from Cambodia raised $224 to fund the removal of a mass.

Ling
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  • $224 raised, $0 to go
$224
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ling's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Ling post-operation

June 20, 2017

Ling underwent the removal of a mass.

Ling’s cyst removal treatment went well. Following the procedure, she was given pain medication to take as needed. Her wounds have healed nicely and she does not experience any pain. Ling feels that she looks better than before.

Ling says, “I am very surprised with the results of the surgery. I feel happy and I don’t feel pain. Thanks to all of the doctors for helping me.”

Ling's cyst removal treatment went well. Following the procedure, she was given pain medication to take as needed. Her wounds have healed ni...

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April 28, 2017

Ling is a 17-year-old farmer. She has six siblings, and she enjoys cooking for her parents in her spare time.

Ling was born with a mass above her left eyebrow. The mass has grown in size and causes her discomfort and mild pain.

On April 28, Ling will undergo surgery to remove the mass. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is asking for $224 in donations to help Ling pay for her surgery.

Ling is a 17-year-old farmer. She has six siblings, and she enjoys cooking for her parents in her spare time. Ling was born with a mass a...

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Ling's Timeline

  • April 28, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ling was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • April 28, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ling 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 9, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ling's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 20, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ling's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ling's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $224 for Ling's treatment
Hospital Fees
$132
Medical Staff
$79
Medication
$5
Supplies
$8
  • 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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.