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Success! Sophin from Cambodia raised $465 to fund fracture repair surgery to use her hand again.

Sophin
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Sophin's treatment was fully funded on December 16, 2021.

Photo of Sophin post-operation

December 22, 2021

Sophin underwent fracture repair surgery to use her hand again.

Sophin traveled over 7 hours to receive care at Children’s Surgical Centre. She had a successful fracture repair surgery and is now recovering at home. This surgery will allow Sophin to continue working as a farmer to support her family.

Sophin said: “Thank you to the staff for helping to fix my hand. I want to be useful to my family, help take care of my grandchildren, and have no more pain.”

Sophin traveled over 7 hours to receive care at Children's Surgical Centre. She had a successful fracture repair surgery and is now recoveri...

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October 19, 2021

Sophin is a 56-year-old farmer. She’s married and has one son and two grandchildren. Sophin lives with her husband who is also a rice farmer.

In July 2021, Sophin fell from a coconut tree and fractured her left hand. After the accident, she sought treatment from a Khmer traditional healer but her condition did not improve. It is difficult for her to use her hand and she is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On October 19th, Sophin will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. After the procedure, Sophin will be able to live more comfortably and her fracture will be able to finally heal.

Sophin shared, “I hope I can use my left hand after surgery so I can get back to my life.”

Sophin is a 56-year-old farmer. She's married and has one son and two grandchildren. Sophin lives with her husband who is also a rice farmer...

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Sophin's Timeline

  • October 19, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 19, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sophin 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 20, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sophin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 16, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sophin's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 22, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sophin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $465 for Sophin'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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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Davis

Davis is a bright young man from Uganda. He is the thirdborn in a family of five children, all ranging in age from 15 to 30. His parents are small-scale farmers, and they own a three-room mud house for shelter. Davis completed secondary school class four, but he did not proceed because he wanted to prioritize and take care of his health before returning to his studies. For over five years, Davis has dealt with a right inguinal hernia. The hernia started as a small, painless swelling, but it has progressively increased in size. His parents initially were not concerned because Davis continued with his home duties per usual and was still very active. However, due to the swelling's noticeable increase in size, Davis has become very worried about the health complications his hernia can cause if it is not treated promptly. If left untreated, not only will the growth continue to grow, but he will also be at risk of strangulation and intestinal obstruction. Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center on August 13th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $170 to fund Davis's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Davis says, “I want and hope to live a normal life again through surgery and be able to take my studies to a higher level. I want to become a strong and educated man in future who is able to help others.”

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