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Success! Toryeb from Cambodia raised $446 to fund surgery to help him recover from a serious accident.

Toryeb
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  • $446 raised, $0 to go
$446
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Toryeb's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2022.

Photo of Toryeb post-operation

February 22, 2022

Toryeb underwent surgery to help him recover from a serious accident.

Toryeb had two corrective surgeries at our medical partner facility, Children’s Surgical Centre, which alleviated his pain and health issues. He remained at the hospital until his surgeons were confident he was healing properly, before returning home to his family. He hopes to find a job soon to support his family and ensure his son stays in school. Toryeb shared how grateful he is to be alive and reunited with his family.

Toryeb’s wife said: “I am very happy to see my husband better. He has less pain and will be able to do things by himself soon. Thank you to the donors for helping him so he can return home with us.”

Toryeb had two corrective surgeries at our medical partner facility, Children's Surgical Centre, which alleviated his pain and health issues...

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January 6, 2022

Toryeb is married with a fifteen-year-old son in grade eight. His wife is a rainy day rice farmer and grows potatoes to sell at the local market. Because there was not enough work for Toryeb to support his family in their rural province, he moved to Thailand for five years to be a hotel gardener.

Five months ago, Toryeb was climbing a tree at the hotel to cut branches that were tangled in electrical wires. He was electrocuted, lost consciousness, and suffered electrical burns to his hands and legs. He spent three months in and out of Thai hospitals and underwent amputations of some of his fingers, skin grafts, and treatment to help with his infections. He is now back in Cambodia and cannot walk and has a lot of pain. A neighbor told him to visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, for specialty burn treatment.

Now surgeons have met with Toryeb and developed a treatment plan to help him heal. His family needs help to pay for his care, which will cost $446.

Toryeb told us: “I thought I would die, but I am hopeful I will recover after this surgery and work again to support my family. It is important for my son to stay in school.”

Toryeb is married with a fifteen-year-old son in grade eight. His wife is a rainy day rice farmer and grows potatoes to sell at the local ma...

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Toryeb's Timeline

  • January 6, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Toryeb was submitted by Ellen Interlandi, Volunteer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • January 6, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Toryeb 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.

  • January 7, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Toryeb's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 27, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Toryeb's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 22, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Toryeb's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $446 for Toryeb's treatment
Hospital Fees
$86
Medical Staff
$353
Medication
$0
Supplies
$3
Labs
$3
Radiology
$1
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

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

Often, patients in need of an amputation have inadequate blood circulation in an area of the body, causing affected tissues to die and allowing infection to develop. Other causes include severe injury, severe burn, serious infection that does not improve with other treatments, or thickening of nerve tissue.

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

Without treatment, patients are in pain and have difficulty using the affected area of the body. It may be difficult to conduct daily activities, work, or attend school.

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

Severe injuries caused by traffic accidents or burns are common in Cambodia. Due to the limited availability of free treatment in Cambodia, injuries are ineffectively treated by Khmer traditional healers or not treated at all, causing symptoms to worsen over time.

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

What does the treatment process look like?

Amputation is the surgical removal of all or part of a limb or extremity. Surgeons remove all damaged tissue, leaving as much healthy tissue as possible. They smooth uneven areas of bone, seal blood vessels and nerves, and cut and shape muscles at the end of the limb.

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

Amputation improves quality of life for patients. It relieves major pain and prevents infection from spreading.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Amputation is a low-risk, effective surgery. However, complications may include blood clots and slow wound healing.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Access to affordable or free surgery is limited in Cambodia. Patients travel for as long as twelve hours to reach Children's Surgical Centre for free surgery. They arrive by bus, motorbike, or taxi with a family member.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Procedures that open blocked arteries may help restore blood flow. However, in the majority of cases, amputation is the only effective solution for healing.

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