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Success! Kea from Cambodia raised $518 to fund joint stabilization surgery so he can get back to work.

Kea
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  • $518 raised, $0 to go
$518
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kea's treatment was fully funded on December 16, 2021.

Photo of Kea post-operation

October 13, 2021

Kea underwent joint stabilization surgery so he can get back to work.

Kea had successful surgery to fuse and heal his ankle. This treatment will allow him to walk normally again after recovery. He’s working with the physiotherapy team to help his gait and improve his strength. Mostly, he’s relieved that he no longer has to take pain medication and can return to work.

Kea’s wife said: “I am happy Kea will be able to return to work once his ankle is healed. He has not been able to walk for many months, and it is hard for him to stay home. Thank you to the CSC team for helping my husband support our family again.”

Kea had successful surgery to fuse and heal his ankle. This treatment will allow him to walk normally again after recovery. He's working wit...

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September 8, 2021

Kea is a 47-year-old construction worker. He’s married and has two children, including a nine-year-old son in fourth grade and a 13-year-old daughter in eighth grade. Both of his children study hard in their school and his wife works as a seller at a local market.

In March 2021, Kea fell about two meters from a roof during work and dislocated his ankle. After the accident, he tried a Khmer traditional treatment, but it did not help him heal. He experiences pain while walking and he is unable to work. Kea takes pain medication to ease his symptoms, but he needs additional treatment.

When Kea learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On September 8th, surgeons at CSC will perform an ankle fusion with screws and plates so that he is no longer in pain and can use his ankle again. Now, Kea needs help to fund this $518 procedure.

Kea shared, “I hope that I can stop taking pain medication and return to work.”

Kea is a 47-year-old construction worker. He's married and has two children, including a nine-year-old son in fourth grade and a 13-year-old...

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Kea's Timeline

  • September 8, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 8, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kea 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.

  • September 9, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kea's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 13, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kea's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 16, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kea's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Joint Stabilization
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $518 for Kea's treatment
Hospital Fees
$119
Medical Staff
$351
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5

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Vicheka

Vicheka is the eldest of two children in her family and loves her younger sister who is three years old. Their family lives in Preah Vihear near the Thai border of Cambodia. Her father is a soldier and her mother is a potato farmer. At school, she is fond of math and Khmer literature and would like to be a teacher when she is older. She likes reading books, painting, playing with her little sister, and taking walks with her parents. When Vicheka was five, she was diagnosed with scoliosis of the spine—a sideways curvature of the spine that most often is diagnosed in adolescents. She has uneven shoulders, a bump in her lower back, difficulty standing up straight, and shortness of breath. It has become difficult for her to breathe, she tires easily, and she is having difficulty walking. This can be very difficult for young girls, they are often hidden at home because other children make fun of the way they look. A neighbor told her parents about our medical partner Children's Surgical Centre, so they traveled over 10 hours for a diagnosis and surgery. Surgeons plan to put in expanding rods along her spine. The expanding rods will allow her to grow and keep her spine from curving further, which could cause her more health problems if left untreated. Their family needs $1,500 for the surgery, which will cover medications, implants, and post-operative care. Vicheka said, "I hope the doctors can fix my spine so I can play with my friends and my back will be straight. I want to continue in school but it is hard for me to keep up, and I miss school."

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73%funded
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$400to go

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