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Success! Phors from Cambodia raised $465 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Phors
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  • $465 raised, $0 to go
$465
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Phors's treatment was fully funded on May 23, 2021.

Photo of Phors post-operation

April 26, 2021

Phors underwent fracture repair surgery.

Phors had an intricate, but successful, surgical procedure to repair his unstable fractured mandible during which small screws and plates were inserted to set the fracture. After a few days of antibiotics and post-operative care, Phors was able to return home to continue his smooth recovery. Phors was thankful he was able to receive this treatment and will be able to open his jaw soon. He looks forward to eating solid food again and return to work to help support his family.

Phor’s mother shared, “I’m so happy to see my son doing fine. Thank you to the staff at Children’s Surgical Centre for your help.”

Phors had an intricate, but successful, surgical procedure to repair his unstable fractured mandible during which small screws and plates we...

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April 8, 2021

Phors is a 21-year-old construction worker–the youngest in his family with two brothers and two sisters. Phors lives at home with his parents. His mother is a cleaner and his father is a farmer. When he is not building houses, Phors enjoys playing football, listening to music, and playing games on his phone.

On March 28th, Phors was in a motor vehicle accident and fractured his left mandible and right femur. It is difficult for him to open his mouth or eat ever since.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, can help. On April 8th, Phors will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will help him to use his mouth easily again and be on the road to recovery and healing.

Phors shared, “I hope I can return to work without pain and will be able to easily eat or drink.”

Phors is a 21-year-old construction worker--the youngest in his family with two brothers and two sisters. Phors lives at home with his paren...

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Phors's Timeline

  • April 8, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 8, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Phors 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.

  • April 8, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Phors's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Phors's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 23, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Phors's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
ORIF / External Fixation / Fracture
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $465 for Phors's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$311
Medication
$0
Supplies
$81
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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71% funded

71%funded
$239raised
$94to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Peace

Peace is a primary school teacher. She is currently teaching grade 5 and proudly works as the headteacher at her school. Peace shared that her husband died in 1997 and left her family a three-room, semi-permanent home. She is a mother of 5 children. Her firstborn child is 34-years-old and married, while her last born is 24-years-old and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in education. Peace has worked hard to raise her children and shared that she raised the school fees for her children through manageable loans that she paid over time. In April 2020, Peace began to experience troubling symptoms, including neck pains accompanied by periodic difficulty breathing and swallowing. While at church, her friend noticed that her neck was swelling, especially whenever she tried to sing or speak, and advised her to see a doctor. Currently, Peace develops a cough every morning and suffers from airway obstruction. She is a talented singer and enjoys singing at church but has been greatly affected by her current condition. She visited the hospital at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), for review. Doctors diagnosed her condition as a toxic goiter, which requires surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. On December 14th, Peace will undergo a thyroidectomy at AMHF's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. AMHF is requesting $333 to fund Peace’s procedure. Peace shared, “I hope to get relieved of the goiter and the complications I am currently facing so that I may be able to continue teaching comfortably.”

71% funded

71%funded
$239raised
$94to go