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Success! Kanha from Cambodia raised $220 to fund a mass removal.

Kanha
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kanha's treatment was fully funded on November 26, 2019.

Photo of Kanha post-operation

October 14, 2019

Kanha underwent a mass removal.

Kantha’s operation went well. Surgery will improve her quality of life by eliminating ear discomfort and prevent the growth of the mass. Surgery is also important to ensure she does not suffer from hearing loss. Her mom feels happy that she won’t have to miss any more school.

Kantha said, “I am so happy that the operation went well and I am able to hear again without any irritation in my ear.”

Kantha's operation went well. Surgery will improve her quality of life by eliminating ear discomfort and prevent the growth of the mass. Sur...

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September 4, 2019

Kanha is a fifth grade student from Cambodia. She likes to study Khmer and math, and hopes to become a doctor when she grows up.

She has had an ongoing infection in her ear for the past year, which has been growing in size. She experiences pain and fullness in her ear, and has difficult hearing others.

Kanha traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On September 5th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Kanha needs help to raise $220 to fund this procedure.

“I hope that my daughter will no longer have any pain and that she will be able to hear again after her surgery.” -Kanha’s Mother

Kanha is a fifth grade student from Cambodia. She likes to study Khmer and math, and hopes to become a doctor when she grows up. She has ...

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Kanha's Timeline

  • September 4, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kanha was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • September 05, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kanha received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. 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.

  • September 09, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kanha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 14, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kanha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 26, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kanha's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $220 for Kanha's treatment
Hospital Fees
$34
Medical Staff
$88
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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.