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Success! Bunleap from Cambodia raised $483 to fund fracture repair surgery so he can return to his studies free of pain.

Bunleap
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$483
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Fully funded
Bunleap's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2022.

Photo of Bunleap post-operation

January 16, 2023

Bunleap underwent fracture repair surgery so he can return to his studies free of pain.

Bunleap had successful surgery with our medical partner at Children’s Surgical Centre to repair his fractured elbow. He spent several days in the hospital for staff to observe his healing progress, then he was able to happily return home. He will remain in a cast and sling for four to six weeks and start rehabilitative exercises to increase strength in his arm as he heals. Bunleap hopes to use his arm again soon to help his family in the store, work hard in school, and play football with his friends.

Bunleaps mother said: “We were very worried about Bunleap because he was in so much pain and could not do anything. He will use his arm again soon, and be able to stay in school to pursue a career in IT. Thank you to the people who helped him with this surgery and to the hospital staff for fixing his arm.”

Bunleap had successful surgery with our medical partner at Children's Surgical Centre to repair his fractured elbow. He spent several days i...

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August 8, 2022

Bunleap is a 16-year-old student from Cambodia who is in tenth grade. He excels in math and would like to pursue a career in the IT field when he is older. Bunleap is the youngest in a family of three children. To support their family, his parents manage a local grocery in front of their house.

One week ago, Bunleap was playing football with his friends and sustained a fracture to his elbow. He is currently experiencing pain, swelling, and bruising. Because of his injury, he is unable to use his hand.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On August 8th, Bunleap will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $483. This procedure will hold the fractured bone fragments together, allowing for optimal healing.

Bunleap said, “I hope that the pain will stop and I will be able to use my hand again.”

Bunleap is a 16-year-old student from Cambodia who is in tenth grade. He excels in math and would like to pursue a career in the IT field w...

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Bunleap's Timeline

  • August 8, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 8, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bunleap 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.

  • August 8, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bunleap's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 30, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bunleap's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 16, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bunleap's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $483 for Bunleap's treatment
Hospital Fees
$70
Medical Staff
$318
Medication
$0
Supplies
$87
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 in need of open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgeries experience painful fractures or recurrent dislocations. Usually, these injuries result from traffic accidents or other trauma injuries.

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

Living with an abnormal or deformed bone limits function and can interfere with daily activities. It is also extremely painful.

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

Due to lack of helmet usage and weak enforcement of traffic laws, there is a high rate of traffic accidents in Cambodia. This causes many of the fractures and bone dislocations our medical partner sees.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

The deformed or abnormal bone is broken and correctly aligned, and any fragments are fixed. Following the realignment of the bone, metal plates, pins, rods, wires, or screws are attached to the bone for stabilization as the internal fixation.

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

Patients will experience restored function and mobility and reduced pain. Patients regain independence and return to work, school, and family life.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Complications from this surgery are rare but include infection, nerve damage, blood clots, and tissue irritation from the hardware.

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

Rural Cambodians often self-medicate or seek treatment from traditional healers because they cannot afford hospital treatment. Many patients are referred to CSC by word of mouth.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative care for this treatment.

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Vanna

Vanna is a 38-year-old former construction worker from Cambodia. He is married and has a five-year-old son who has just started public school. His wife works in a local lamp factory. He enjoys reading the news, fishing, and playing football with friends In July of 2021, Vanna was in a motor vehicle accident in which he suffered loss of consciousness, trauma/paralysis to his right shoulder, and a fractured humerus. He had a fracture repair of his humerus done, and spent over a month in hospital. But he has also been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his right side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. Vanna has no movement of his right shoulder due to trapezius nerve damage and cannot bend his elbow or move his fingers. He is unable to work to support his young family and is in chronic pain. Vanna traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. This is the only center in the whole country where this treatment is available. On September 29th, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he hopes to use his shoulder and arm again to find a job in construction. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. Vanna said: "After surgery, I hope my right shoulder will have movement, I have no pain, and can work for my family again."

67% funded

67%funded
$479raised
$230to go

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