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Success! Leng from Cambodia raised $220 to fund a mass removal procedure.

Leng
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Leng's treatment was fully funded on December 17, 2018.

Photo of Leng post-operation

December 17, 2018

Leng underwent a mass removal procedure.

Leng’s operation went well. Surgery will improve his quality of life by eliminating discomfort and pain. He will be able to breathe and eat well again.

He says, “I am very happy with the results of the operation. I can open my mouth without pain now.”

Leng's operation went well. Surgery will improve his quality of life by eliminating discomfort and pain. He will be able to breathe and eat ...

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December 3, 2018

Leng is a rice farmer from Cambodia. He has one brother and two sisters. He likes to go for walks, play sports, and listen to music.

For six years, he has had a mass in his maxilla and mandible. The mass is painful and growing in size. He experiences pain and discomfort.

Leng traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On December 4, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Leng needs help to raise $220 to fund this procedure.

He says, “I hope the operation goes well so I can eat easily and look better than now.”

Leng is a rice farmer from Cambodia. He has one brother and two sisters. He likes to go for walks, play sports, and listen to music. For ...

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Leng's Timeline

  • December 3, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Leng was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • December 04, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Leng 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.

  • December 04, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Leng's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 17, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Leng's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 17, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Leng's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $220 for Leng's treatment
Hospital Fees
$34
Medical Staff
$88
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$55
  • 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.