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Success! Savin from Cambodia raised $231 to fund mass excision surgery.

Savin
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  • $231 raised, $0 to go
$231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Savin's treatment was fully funded on December 20, 2021.

Photo of Savin post-operation

December 23, 2021

Savin underwent facial surgery.

Savin traveled five hours for specialty surgeons at our medical partner CSC to remove the tumour and improve his diminishing eyesight. He’s remained at the hospital to ensure the stitches remained intact as his wound heals. Eye surgeons will check his vision to make sure there was no damage to his eye. Although it will take several months for Savin to fully recover, his symptoms can be managed and he is optimistic he can return to work and care for his father.

Savin said: “I’m so thankful that I was able to receive this treatment. It is important for me to care for my father, and this surgery will help me have better health to work and make money to support our living. Thank you to the surgeons and the people who donated so I could have this surgery.”

Savin traveled five hours for specialty surgeons at our medical partner CSC to remove the tumour and improve his diminishing eyesight. He's ...

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November 29, 2021

Savin is a 26-year-old seller of car materials who lives in Siem Reap province in Cambodia. He is the youngest child in his family, and he has three brothers and three sisters. His brothers and sisters are all married, while he lives with his elderly father. Savin has neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder of the nervous system which causes tumors to grow on nerves. Sadly, his mother died from the same condition many years ago.

Savin has had several congenital tumors since he was born, and some are large and growing in size. The mass in his right orbital region was removed in 2015, but it has since returned. The mass is irritating and is affecting his vision. He is uncomfortable being in public because people stare at him. Doctors have determined that Savin needs to undergo surgery to remove the mass.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Savin to receive treatment. On November 30th, surgeons at CSC will remove the mass. Now, Savin needs help raising $231 to fund his procedure and care.

Savin shared that he hopes the mass can be removed and it will be easier for him to see.

Savin is a 26-year-old seller of car materials who lives in Siem Reap province in Cambodia. He is the youngest child in his family, and he h...

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Savin's Timeline

  • November 29, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 30, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Savin 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.

  • December 1, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Savin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 20, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Savin's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 23, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Savin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $231 for Savin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$34
Medical Staff
$99
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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