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

Veasna
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  • $390 raised, $0 to go
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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, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • September 02, 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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