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Success! Rida from Cambodia raised $231 to fund corrective surgery for a birth condition.

Rida
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  • $231 raised, $0 to go
$231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Rida's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2021.

Photo of Rida post-operation

December 28, 2021

Rida underwent corrective surgery for her birth condition.

Rida was a brave girl and had surgery by specialty surgeons who made sure her lip would heal. She will stay in the hospital until surgeons are sure the hemangioma won’t grow back, then she can return to her province for her lip to fully heal. Her parents are hopeful her mouth will look normal and she can go to school when she is older without problems.

Her mother said: “we’re grateful that Rida will look like other children again, and they will not make fun of her. She can go to school and her lip won’t bleed. Thank you to the staff and the people who helped my daughter have this surgery.”

Rida was a brave girl and had surgery by specialty surgeons who made sure her lip would heal. She will stay in the hospital until surgeons a...

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December 7, 2021

Rida is an active 18-month-old toddler. She has a 5-year-old sister, and her parents sell clothes at the local market in Phnom Penh. Rida enjoys playing with her sister and watching cartoons on TV. Her favorite meal is fried chicken and milk.

Rida’s parents noticed a mass growing on her upper lip since she was 5-months-old. Even though her parents took her to get treatment at a local hospital, the mass continues to grow. About a month ago Rida bumped her lip and now it is worsening.

Rida’s family visited our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for treatment. Surgeons at CSC determined that Rida has hemangioma, a birth condition that can be healed through surgery. On December 8th, surgeons will remove the mass. CSC is requesting $231 to fund Rida’s procedure.

Rida’s parents shared that they hope that the mass will be removed quickly and safely, and she will look like other children as she grows up.

Rida is an active 18-month-old toddler. She has a 5-year-old sister, and her parents sell clothes at the local market in Phnom Penh. Rida en...

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Rida's Timeline

  • December 7, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 8, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rida 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.

  • December 13, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rida's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 21, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rida's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 28, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rida's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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