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Narin is an active eight-year-old boy from Cambodia who needs $273 to fund ear surgery to remove a stone from his ear.

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August 9, 2022

Narin is an active eight-years-old boy from Cambodia who is in 2nd grade. Some of his favorite activities include riding his bike, playing with friends, watching cartoons, and enjoying his favorite meal: chicken soup and orange juice! He has an older sister who is in 5th grade. Narin’s parents work as farmers to support their two children.

Three months ago, Narin put a small stone inside his ear. This has caused his ear to become infected and in pain. In order to alleviate his symptoms and prevent future health complications, the stone must be removed.

Narin and his family traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On August 9th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, will remove the foreign object. Now, Narin’s family needs help raising $273 to fund this procedure.

Narin shares that he hopes the stone can be removed and his ear pain will stop.

Narin is an active eight-years-old boy from Cambodia who is in 2nd grade. Some of his favorite activities include riding his bike, playing w...

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Narin's Timeline

  • August 9, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 9, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Narin was scheduled to receive 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.

  • August 9, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Narin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Narin is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Narin's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $273 for Narin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$36
Medical Staff
$186
Medication
$0
Supplies
$43
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 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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