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Success! Sreng from Cambodia raised $220 to fund the removal of a mass.

Sreng
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  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sreng's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Sreng post-operation

July 10, 2017

Sreng underwent a mass removal procedure.

Sreng’s treatment for his right foot went well. Following the procedure, he was given pain medication and his sutures were removed one week later. His wounds have healed nicely. Sreng is now able to walk more easily than before.

Sreng’s wife says, “Thanks to the doctors and staff at CSC for helping my husband. Now his right foot is healed and he does not feel pain.”

Sreng's treatment for his right foot went well. Following the procedure, he was given pain medication and his sutures were removed one week ...

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June 15, 2017

Sreng is a 49-year-old seller from Cambodia who is married and has two daughters and two sons. In his free time, Sreng likes to listen to the news on the radio and watch TV.

About four years ago, Sreng developed a mass on his right foot, and the mass continues to increase in size. The mass has made it difficult for Sreng to walk, and he experiences pain.

Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $220 to fund the removal of the mass from Sreng’s foot. Sreng is scheduled to receive treatment on June 16, and the procedure will hopefully allow Sreng to walk easily again.

Sreng is a 49-year-old seller from Cambodia who is married and has two daughters and two sons. In his free time, Sreng likes to listen to th...

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Sreng's Timeline

  • June 15, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sreng was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • June 16, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sreng 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.

  • June 26, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sreng's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sreng's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sreng's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $220 for Sreng'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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Ma Nwe

Ma Nwe is a 33-year-old woman who lives with her husband and two daughters in Burma. Her eldest daughter goes to school, while she looks after the youngest daughter at home. Her husband is a day laborer, but unfortunately, due to economic difficulties brought on by COVID-19 and the military coup in Burma, her husband cannot find work every day. The income he earns is not enough to cover the family's daily expenses or pay for basic health care. Two weeks ago, Ma Nwe was boiling water and sitting near the stove while her daughter played nearby. Her daughter accidentally bumped into the pot on the stove, causing it to spill the boiling water on Ma Nwe's left foot. Right away, Ma Nwe ran cold water over her foot and applied chicken fat to her burnt skin. The next day, she went to see a traditional healer who applied medicine to her foot. However, her foot has become infected and she has developed an ulcer. She is in pain and has difficulty sleeping. Due to her injury, she cannot look after her daughters or do household chores. Ma Nwe's husband’s grandmother recommended that she visit our medical partner's care center. On September 2nd, Ma Nwe visited the care center of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), for treatment. There, the doctor examined her foot, drained her ulcer, and ordered a blood test. Since her foot is badly infected, the doctor recommended that she undergo a wound debridement as soon as possible. Ma Nwe will have the procedure on September 9th. Now, she needs help to raise $694 to fund her procedure and care. Ma Nwe shared, "I want to recover as quickly as possible so that I can be with my daughters again. I want to play with them."

45% funded

45%funded
$317raised
$377to go

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