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Success! Chy Vorn from Cambodia raised $413 to fund corrective surgery.

Chy Vorn
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$413
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$0
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Fully funded
Chy Vorn's treatment was fully funded on May 21, 2019.

Photo of Chy Vorn post-operation

May 15, 2019

Chy Vorn underwent corrective surgery.

Chy Vorn’s operation went well, and she will work with the physiotherapist to improve movement in her leg. Surgery will allow Chy Vorn to walk normally and she is excited to go back home and play with her friends.

Chy Vorn's operation went well, and she will work with the physiotherapist to improve movement in her leg. Surgery will allow Chy Vorn to wa...

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April 28, 2019

Chy Vorn is a three-year-old girl from Cambodia. She has one older brother, and she likes to play with her toys and go for walks with her family.

When she was two years old, she received an injection in her thigh that was poorly administered, resulting in the contracture of her knee. She is unable to fully extend her knee.

When Chy Vorn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for five hours seeking treatment. On April 29, surgeons at CSC will perform a quadricepsplasty procedure of her right leg to help her walk and bend her knee normally. Now, Chy Vorn needs help to fund this $413 procedure.

Her mother says, “I hope that my daughter’s surgery goes well so I don’t have to worry about her condition and she will be able to walk like normal.”

Chy Vorn is a three-year-old girl from Cambodia. She has one older brother, and she likes to play with her toys and go for walks with her fa...

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Chy Vorn's Timeline

  • April 28, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 29, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chy Vorn 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.

  • May 03, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chy Vorn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 15, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chy Vorn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 21, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chy Vorn's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Quadriceplasty
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $413 for Chy Vorn's treatment
Hospital Fees
$65
Medical Staff
$141
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$164
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

After trauma, fracture, or complication from an intramuscular injection, fibrosis may occur in the quadriceps muscle of the thigh. In other words, the muscle's connective tissue may thicken and scar. Patients will experience limited range of motion in their legs. Some may find walking painful, and some may not be able to bend their knees at all. Surgeons perform a quadriceplasty to release the fibrosis and to improve mobility and the range of flexion of the knee.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Quadriceps fibrosis causes severe stiffness in the knee and makes it difficult for the patient to walk, sit, climb stairs, or ride a motorcycle—the primary form of transportation in Cambodia.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Almost 50% of Cambodians live on $2 a day. Due to Cambodia’s underdeveloped medical system, access to basic healthcare is out of reach for most people. Rural Cambodians self-medicate or rely on local traditional healers, further complicating conditions. Poorly trained health care providers are dispatched to rural and poor parts of Cambodia to offer free vaccinations to children. Most cases seen by our medical partner are the result of poorly administered vaccines.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Surgeons release the fibrosis tissue and adhesion tissue. In some cases, after the fibrosis tissue is released, another procedure called a V-Y plasty is needed to lengthen the muscle.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

A quadriceplasty helps the patient regain flexibility in the knee. The patient can resume daily life without pain and return to work, school, and other activities.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

The treatment is effective if proper physiotherapy follows the operation.

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. Even if patients can afford to go to a local clinic for treatment, they might receive poor care and physiotherapy. Patients usually learn about CSC by word of mouth or are referred from other hospitals.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

If quadriceps fibrosis is diagnosed early, a patient can be treated effectively with physiotherapy.

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Shadrack

Shadrack is a three year old boy from Tanzania and the second-born child in a family of three children. He is a friendly and playful boy who is happy and smiling most of the time. Shadrack was born with deformed legs, the right leg had been affected at the foot missing all the toes and is bent inward while the left was missing the lower part from below his knee. This condition has made it difficult and painful for Shadrack to walk, he mostly moves using his knees which has caused him to have wounds most of the time. Shadrack received surgery in November 2019 so he will be able to use prosthetics on the amputated leg to walk. He now needs treatment for his right leg and club foot. This treatment will enable Shadrack to walk better using both his legs and he will not be subjected to stigma as he is growing up. Shadrack’s mother heard about our Watsi partner from an outreach team that visited their village and Shadrack’s mother brought him for help. Shadrack’s mother is a small scale farmer who strives to provide for Shadrack and his siblings on her own since her husband abandoned her after the birth of their last born. She is not able to afford Shadrack’s surgery, she needs help. Fortunately, Shadrack traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on January 3rd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Shadrack's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk more easily. Shadrack’s mother says, “Please help my son so that he is able to walk without difficulty.”

51% funded

51%funded
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