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Success! Tonghor from Cambodia raised $231 to fund an excision surgery to remove stones from his ear.

Tonghor
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  • $231 raised, $0 to go
$231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tonghor's treatment was fully funded on November 17, 2021.

Photo of Tonghor post-operation

November 25, 2021

Tonghor underwent an excision surgery to remove stones from his ear.

Tonghur had a smooth operation, and the foreign bodies were removed from his right ear. He will rest for several days, and avoid using cotton buds or getting any water in his ear. His pain has disappeared, and he can now hear again. He promised his family he would not put anything else in his ear.

His mother said: “I am relieved the stones were removed from his ear. He can hear again and he tells me that he has no more pain. Thank you to the staff at CSC for helping my son, and to everyone who helped pay for his surgery.”

Tonghur had a smooth operation, and the foreign bodies were removed from his right ear. He will rest for several days, and avoid using cotto...

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November 11, 2021

Tonghor is very active three-year-old boy. He lives with his parents, who work as farmers, and his two brothers. He is learning to ride a bike and likes to play football with his brothers for fun.

About a week ago, his parents discovered pieces of crushed stone in Tonghor’s right ear. His has a feeling of fullness in his ear, and experiences pain and hearing loss.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Tonghor receive treatment. He and his family traveled to to CSC where, on November 11th, surgeons will remove the foreign body from his ear. Now, Tonghor and his family need help raising $231 to fund his procedure and care.

His mother shared, “I don’t know how the stones got in his ear, but I hope they can be removed so he can hear again and not be in pain.”

Tonghor is very active three-year-old boy. He lives with his parents, who work as farmers, and his two brothers. He is learning to ride a bi...

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Tonghor's Timeline

  • November 11, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tonghor was submitted by Ellen Interlandi, Volunteer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • November 11, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tonghor 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.

  • November 11, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tonghor's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 17, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tonghor's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 25, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tonghor'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 $231 for Tonghor's treatment
Hospital Fees
$34
Medical Staff
$99
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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