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Veasna from Cambodia raised $390 to remove a protrusion from his nose.

Veasna
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Fully funded
Veasna's treatment was fully funded on September 24, 2015.

Photo of Veasna post-operation

October 11, 2015

Veasna received surgery remove the protrusion from his nose.

“Veasna tells us he is happy to have no pain and is excited to return home,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). “He is excited to play with his friends, brothers and sisters, and to return to school.”

Veasna is grateful to the doctors and says, “Thanks to all the CSC staff and donors for their help.”

"Veasna tells us he is happy to have no pain and is excited to return home," shares our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). "...

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September 2, 2015

Veasna is an 11-year-old Cambodian second grader who has a brother and three sisters. According to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, “he likes eating fish and meat and likes to play outside with his friends.”

Veasna has a meningoencephalocele (MEC) on the ridge of his nose, which is a sac of fluid or tissue that protrudes through his skull to create a visible bump. Because of the bump on his face, Veasna feels very shy in public and at school.

If left untreated, the protrusion could lead to various health complications when Veasna is older and it may interfere with his vision, tear ducts, and sinuses.

$390 will fund a surgery to remove the bump on his nose and repair the hole with a bone graft to reconstruct the area. Additionally, these funds will cover post-operation care from a physical therapist and a two week stay at the hospital.

After surgery, Veasna will no longer worry about the bump on his nose and will feel more comfortable at school.

Veasna is an 11-year-old Cambodian second grader who has a brother and three sisters. According to our medical partner, Children's Surgical ...

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Veasna's Timeline

  • September 2, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Veasna was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • September 2, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Veasna received treatment. 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 24, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Veasna's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 24, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Veasna's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 11, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Veasna. Read the update.

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Funded by 3 donors

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$502to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Tablut

Tablut is playful a eight-year-old boy from Burma. In his free time, he enjoys playing football with his friends and hunting with a slingshot in the jungle. He lives with his parents and four sisters in a village near the border in Karen State, Burma. During the day, Tablut and his sisters go to school in the village, while his parents work as agricultural day laborers. They also grow rice for their family to eat, as well as raise chickens and pigs. Together they earn 5,000 baht (approx. 166 USD) per month. The income they earn is just enough to cover their monthly expenses and they cannot afford to pay for other costs that come up including basic health care. On April 26th, Tablut and his friends climbed up a mango tree to pick mangoes, however, Tablut slipped and fell out of the tree, fracturing his right leg. Right away his thigh looked deformed, and he experienced a lot of pain. His friends ran to get his mother who carried him on her back to a nearby clinic where he was admitted for four days. There the medic wrapped his right thigh in a bandage and gave him medication for his pain. While admitted, his pain lessened but his thigh became swollen and he began to develop a fever which caused him extensive pain and an inability to sleep. His mother was told by the medic that they would arrange transportation to take him to a hospital. On April 31st, Tablut and his mother were brought to our medical partner's care center Maharaja Nikon Chiang Mai Hospital (CMH). There, he received an x-ray confirming that his right thigh was fractured. In early May he underwent surgery to place an external fixation device onto his right thigh. Initially, after surgery his pain lessened, however as time has gone on the pain and swelling have returned and he's once again began to develop fevers at night, as well as blisters on his leg where the external fixation device is attached. Currently, he cannot shower by himself, and cannot move his right leg or walk anywhere without the help of his mother. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Tablut will undergo surgery on June 17th to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. After surgery, Tablut's pain will finally subside and he will be able to walk, play, and go back to school to be with his sisters and friends. Our medical partner is asking for $1,500 to fund Tablut's surgery and medical care. His mother said, “Now I am miserable. I want my child to receive surgery quickly so that we can go home. I worry for him and I also worry about my other children who were left behind [at home]. There is flooding in my village, and I am worried that they will go to the river to swim. Thinking about both Tablut and my other children, I can’t sleep at night nor eat. The school will reopen soon, but I have not saved any money for my children’s school fees yet. I want him to go to school when he recovers.”

66% funded

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