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Success! Sreyna from Cambodia raised $487 to fund leg surgery following an accident.

Sreyna
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$487
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$0
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Fully funded
Sreyna's treatment was fully funded on June 30, 2022.

Photo of Sreyna post-operation

July 11, 2022

Sreyna underwent leg surgery following an accident.

Sreyna was reluctant to return to the hospital but she felt embarrassed she could not walk well. It was important for her to have this surgery to avoid any future problems with her gait and her hip. Our medical partner’s team at CSC put her and her grandmother at ease, and she had successful surgery. She spent a few days in the hospital and worked with the physiotherapy team to learn how to walk again after her cast is removed. Sreyna is looking forward to school and being able to run and play with her friends. This will help her in the future to be confident and active as she grows older.

Sreyna’s grandmother said: “Thank you to the CSC staff and the donors who helped so her leg can be ok again. We are very happy Sreyna was able to have surgery so her leg will be normal, and other children will not make fun of her. Sreyna loves school and this will give her confidence to excel.”

Sreyna was reluctant to return to the hospital but she felt embarrassed she could not walk well. It was important for her to have this surge...

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May 12, 2022

Sreyna is a 9-year-old girl who is living with her grandmother. Sreyna’s mother works in a garment factory in another province, and sends money to Sreyna’s grandmother for her care. Sreyna enjoys school, and is hoping to become an accountant. She also likes playing with her friends, reading, painting, and watching cartoons, and her favorite meal is a traditional Khmer noodle dish that her grandmother makes for her.

In June 2021, Sreyna was hit by a car while riding her bike home from school, and her left leg was severely injured. Her family took her to a local hospital, where she received medical care and a skin graft. A year later, as a result of her injury and treatment, Sreyna’s left leg is shorter than her right leg, she has limited range of motion of her ankle, and she has a large scar. She has difficulty walking, and she can’t keep up with her friends when running and playing. Her grandmother shared that she is worried it is also impacting her confidence.

A neighbor suggested our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, for treatment so Sreyna and her grandmother traveled there hoping for care. Now surgeons plan to do a series of procedures on Sreyna’s leg, which should enable her to walk and run and to keep up with her friends when they play. They are raising $487 to fund Sreyna’s medical care, which is scheduled for May 12th at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre.

Sreyna’s grandmother said: “I hope Sreyna’s leg will be fixed so she can walk without a limp and be active like other children.”

Sreyna is a 9-year-old girl who is living with her grandmother. Sreyna's mother works in a garment factory in another province, and sends mo...

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Sreyna's Timeline

  • May 12, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 12, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sreyna 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.

  • May 16, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sreyna's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 30, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sreyna's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 11, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sreyna's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release Surgery
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $487 for Sreyna's treatment
Hospital Fees
$70
Medical Staff
$366
Medication
$0
Supplies
$43
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Contractures are permanently shortened muscles or joints that occur most commonly in the elbow, ankle, knee, hip, and shoulder. As the muscle is unable to stretch, the affected area has considerably limited movement. Other symptoms include pain and inflammation.

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

The inability to move the affected area impacts mobility and can reduce the patient’s ability to perform daily tasks independently.

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

Trauma is a major cause of contractures, and road traffic accidents—particularly with motorcycles—are pervasive in Cambodia. In addition, the longer that the contracture goes without treatment, the less chance there is of motion recovery; the lack of many surgical centers in Cambodia means that patients do not often present early for treatment.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Contracture release surgery aims to remove or cut the thickened scar tissue (fascia) and procedures vary depending on the joint affected. There are three main ways of treating a contracture: open fasciotomy, which cuts the fascia by cutting open the overlying skin; needle fasciotomy, which cuts through the fascia using a needle and without opening the skin; and open fasciectomy, which removes the fascia.

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

Surgical treatment of contracture restores movement to the affected area, allowing patients increased function and reduced pain.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

The surgery carries a small risk of infection and of damage to nearby tendons, blood vessels, and nerves. Postoperative complications include loss of flexion and hematoma.

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

While some treatment for contractures can be available locally, certain contractures need surgery to restore motion. Affordable surgical care is not very accessible, and so patients travel as much as twelve hours to reach Children's Surgical Centre for free surgery, arriving by bus, motorbike, or taxi.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Physical therapy, splinting, and other exercises may be able to increase movement if the contracture is only in the muscles; joint contractures and contractures that do not respond to other treatments may require a surgery to restore function of the affected area.

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Shee

Shee is a bright and caring 12-year-old girl from Thailand who likes to play the piano, listen to music, and help her caregiver garden with her friends. She lives with 30 students, including her younger brother, in the dormitory of Has Thoo Lei Learning Centre. She is currently in fifth grade, and her brother is in third grade. Both her and her brother's dormitory fees, including food and accommodations, are funded by a Christian nonprofit organization called Compassion Thailand. Both of her parents currently live in Burma and work as subsistence farmers. Her father also works as a day laborer. Shee's parents support her and her brother with their school fees and pocket money. For the past two years, Shee has dealt with femoral hernias. As a result of her condition, she experiences pain in her right groin, as well as pain and discomfort when she sits for a long period of time. When she plays with her friends or is active, the bulge increases in size. Her condition has progressively worsened, and she has had to miss school frequently as a result. Fortunately, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Shee's hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 22nd. Once completed, she will hopefully be able to live more comfortably. Shee says, “I want to become a nurse when I grow up one day and help people in my community who are sick and need my help.”

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$1,007raised
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