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Success! Sokim from Cambodia raised $385 to fund clubfoot surgery.

Sokim
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  • $385 raised, $0 to go
$385
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sokim's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2020.

Photo of Sokim post-operation

October 14, 2020

Sokim underwent clubfoot surgery.

Sokim’s procedure was successful. She will need to wear a cast for one month, then keep her foot in a brace for a short while. Once she has fully recovered, her foot and ankle joint will develop normally. When she gets older she will be able to walk, play, and run without difficulty.

Sokim’s mother said, “I am so happy about the surgery, and I am thankful to you for helping my daughter. I hope she will enjoy playing with her friends when she gets older.”

Sokim's procedure was successful. She will need to wear a cast for one month, then keep her foot in a brace for a short while. Once she has ...

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August 4, 2020

Sokim is a newborn baby from Cambodia. She is only one month old. Her parents are farmers from Ratanakiri province and has one older sibling.

Sokim has clubfoot on both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.

Sokim traveled 10 hours to seekcare from our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). There, surgeons will perform an achilles tendon lengthening procedure on August 4th. CSC is requesting $385 to fund Sokim’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, her feet will be able to develop normally, so that she will be able to walk easily.

Sokim’s mother shared, “I want to see my daughter walk and run and play with her friends, so I am glad that we have the opportunity for this treatment.”

Sokim is a newborn baby from Cambodia. She is only one month old. Her parents are farmers from Ratanakiri province and has one older sibling...

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Sokim's Timeline

  • August 4, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 04, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sokim 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.

  • August 05, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sokim's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 14, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sokim's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 30, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sokim's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
Clubfoot Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $385 for Sokim's treatment
Hospital Fees
$34
Medical Staff
$303
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
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 with clubfoot experience difficulty walking, as the affected foot or feet are rotated internally at the ankle.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients with clubfoot walk on the side of their feet or ankles, making it difficult for them to walk, run, or use stairs. It can also be difficult to conduct daily activities, such as working or going to school. Patients may also experience decreased self-confidence due to the appearance of the condition.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Access to affordable or free surgery is limited in Cambodia, so the prevalence of children with clubfoot is higher than in developed countries.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

If a patient is too old to receive clubfoot correction through casts, braces, or other treatments, he or she will undergo surgery. The patient may undergo a soft tissue release surgery, a tendon transfer surgery, a triple arthrodesis, or an Ilizarov correction procedure.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The ankle is corrected and aligned so the patient can walk normally on the soles of his or her feet. This improves mobility and function.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Treatment for idiopathic newborn clubfeet has a high success rate. In contrast, syndromic newborn clubfeet have a high recurrence rate and may require further surgery later in life. For neglected clubfeet in older patients, surgery is needed and is usually effective.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Access to affordable or free surgery is limited in Cambodia. Patients travel from as many as 12 hours away to reach our medical partner for free surgery. They travel with family members.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Most of the clubfoot cases our medical partner sees are neglected cases. The patient may have never received treatment, may have received unsuccessful treatments, or may have a reoccurring condition. By the time the patient arrives at our medical partner, there are no alternatives.

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77% funded

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$1,002raised
$298to go

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