Success! Sopheak from Cambodia raised $265 to fund a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.

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Sopheak's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2023.
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September 6, 2023

Photo of Sopheak post-operation

January 11, 2024

Sopheak underwent tonsil surgery.

After a successful operation, Sopheak spent the night in the hospital and will now rest at home as he heals. Sopheak can return to school an...

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Sopheak's Timeline

  • September 6, 2023

    Sopheak was submitted by Menglong Sok, Manager, Administration at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • September 6, 2023

    Sopheak 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.

  • September 13, 2023

    Sopheak's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 25, 2023

    Sopheak's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 11, 2024

    Sopheak's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Residing in Kampong Thom province alongside her parents, two brothers, and two sisters, Sine's family earns their livelihood from the nearby rice paddies. Sine's favorite food is Khmer noodle soup, and she finds she loves Cambodian Studies. During her free time, she engages in reading and enjoys playing with her siblings. When she grows up, she wants to attend a prestigious university and ultimately pursue a career as a doctor. Sine was born with a hairy nevus - a type of birthmark characterized by a darkly pigmented, often raised patch of skin covered with hair. These birthmarks can vary significantly in size and appearance, ranging from small and barely noticeable to larger and more prominent. Hairy nevi are present at birth and are caused by an overgrowth of pigment cells in the skin. While most hairy nevi are harmless, larger ones may carry a slightly increased risk of developing into skin cancer, particularly melanoma. As Sine has gotten older, her insecurities around her birthmark have led to her missing a lot of school. In the pursuit of a solution, Sine and her mother traveled to Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre, the care center of our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) for treatment. The doctors at CSC devised a treatment plan for Sine. On November 15th, 2023, Sine is scheduled for a partial removal of the nevus, with a follow-up in six months for additional planning and removal. Skilled surgeons at CSC will conduct the initial operation, employing skin grafting from her scalp to excise part of the nevus. This intervention aims to restore Sine's confidence, enabling her to resume regular school attendance, and to minimize her future health risks. CSC is requesting $726 to help fund the cost of this transformative procedure for Sine. Her mother shared, "I hope she can feel better and will want to play with her friends."

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