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Success! Reaksa from Cambodia raised $231 to fund mass removal surgery.

Reaksa
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  • $231 raised, $0 to go
$231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Reaksa's treatment was fully funded on June 22, 2021.

Photo of Reaksa post-operation

July 1, 2021

Reaksa underwent mass removal surgery.

Reaksa will follow-up with post-op medications, rest for several days, then be able to resume her normal activities. She is excited to play with her friends again and return to school, as she no longer suffers from ear pain, fever, or the ear discharge that she was self-conscious of.

Her mother shared, “We are relieved that Reaksa has recovered from her ear infection and is healthy again. It is important for her to go to school every day. We will no longer have to spend money on medication that didn’t even help her get better.”

Reaksa will follow-up with post-op medications, rest for several days, then be able to resume her normal activities. She is excited to play ...

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May 20, 2021

Reaksa is an 11-year-old student who is in the third grade at a school in her village. Her father works in construction and her mother works in a factory. She also has one brother. In her free time, Reaksa enjoys playing with her brother and playing at her friend’s house nearby.

One month ago, a preauricular sinus pit infection developed on Reaksa’s right ear. She experiences pain and discharge from the wound. Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Reaksa to receive treatment. Her family traveled to CSC’s care center and on May 20th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, they need help to raise $231 to fund this procedure.

Reaksa’s parents shared that they hope the infection will go away and their daughter will be free of pain.

Reaksa is an 11-year-old student who is in the third grade at a school in her village. Her father works in construction and her mother works...

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Reaksa's Timeline

  • May 20, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 20, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Reaksa 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 22, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Reaksa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 22, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Reaksa's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 1, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Reaksa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $231 for Reaksa'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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