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Success! Lyly from Cambodia raised $220 to fund a mass removal procedure.

Lyly
100%
  • $220 raised, $0 to go
$220
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lyly's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2018.

Photo of Lyly post-operation

December 17, 2018

Lyly underwent a mass removal procedure.

Lyly has returned home after a successful operation. Lyly’s lip tumor has been removed, and she will be able to go about her daily life with confidence.

Her mother says, “I am happy that my daughter is looking and feeling better. Thank you.”

Lyly has returned home after a successful operation. Lyly's lip tumor has been removed, and she will be able to go about her daily life with...

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December 5, 2018

Lyly is a second grade student from Cambodia. She has two younger sisters. She likes to read, watch TV, and go for walks.

Four years ago, Lyly developed a hemangioma (a small benign tumor) on her upper lip. She traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On December 6, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Lyly needs help to raise $220 to fund this procedure.

Her mother says, “I hope my daughter is not shy anymore after the operation and feels good about her looks.”

Lyly is a second grade student from Cambodia. She has two younger sisters. She likes to read, watch TV, and go for walks. Four years ago,...

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Lyly's Timeline

  • December 5, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lyly was submitted by Christine Jacobson, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • December 06, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lyly received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. 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 06, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lyly's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 17, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lyly's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 30, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lyly's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $220 for Lyly'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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.