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Success! Napha from Cambodia raised $273 to fund ear surgery.

Napha
100%
  • $273 raised, $0 to go
$273
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Napha's treatment was fully funded on April 29, 2022.
May 9, 2022

Napha underwent ear surgery.

Napha and her parents traveled eight hours over rough provincial roads to reach the Children’s Surgical Centre. She was understandably frightened to be introduced to so many new faces, but her parents were thankful for the procedure that removed the beads from her ear. With her treatment being a success, Napha can hear again, her pain is gone, and she was able to return home with her parents. Her future is bright and she should have no residual issues with her ears.

Her father said: “We are relieved that Napha will have no problems with her hearing, and has no infection. We want to thank the CSC staff for their help and thank the donors who helped to pay for our daughter’s care.”

Napha and her parents traveled eight hours over rough provincial roads to reach the Children's Surgical Centre. She was understandably frigh...

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April 7, 2022

Napha is a 19-month-old girl and she has an older brother who is five. Napha’s parents are both farmers. She likes to play with toys and dice at home.

Three days ago Napha gestured to her ear to her father and looked like she was in pain and began crying. He learned that she put small black beads in her ear that can not be removed easily. She is in pain and the area is red. Another villager told her father about our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) as another child had a similar problem fixed there.

Napha’s family traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On April 7th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, their family needs help to raise $273 to fund this procedure.

Napha’s father told us, “I hope my daughter can get well and her pain goes away.”

Napha is a 19-month-old girl and she has an older brother who is five. Napha's parents are both farmers. She likes to play with toys and dic...

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Napha's Timeline

  • April 7, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 7, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Napha 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.

  • April 11, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Napha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 29, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Napha's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 9, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Napha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $273 for Napha'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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