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Success! Sensokha from Cambodia raised $518 to fund mobility-restoring leg surgery.

Sensokha
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  • $518 raised, $0 to go
$518
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Sensokha's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2020.

Photo of Sensokha post-operation

July 9, 2020

Sensokha underwent mobility-restoring leg surgery.

Sensokha’s surgery was successful. A pin was fixed in her ankle to repair the fracture, which will now heal normally. The doctors have recommended that she avoid putting any weight on her leg for one month. After that, she will start a physiotherapy program. Once her leg is fully recovered, she will be able to walk easily again, and ride her bike.

Sensokha shared, “My leg is feeling much better already, and there is no pain. I feel like I will heal quickly, so I want to work hard in the therapy program.”

Sensokha's surgery was successful. A pin was fixed in her ankle to repair the fracture, which will now heal normally. The doctors have recom...

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June 1, 2020

Sensokha is a 69-year-old retired public school teacher from Cambodia. Sensokha was married for 50 years and shared a son and daughter with her husband. Unfortunately, ten years ago her son was killed in a motorcycle robbery. In the past three months she also lost her daughter and husband to heart disease and hypertension, respectively. Now she lives alone and her neighbors help take care of her.

Three months ago she was in a bicycle accident. Sensokha fell off while riding and fractured her right ankle. First she sought treatment from a local Khmer healer but their traditional methods were not effective. Later, from another clinic, she received a painkiller injection which made her feel better briefly but her condition did not improve. It is painful for her to walk and difficult to go about her life.

When Sensokha learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On June 1st, surgeons at CSC will perform internal fixation of her ankle joint with a pin. Once the fracture heals after surgery she will be able to walk again without pain. Now, Sensokha needs help to fund this $518 procedure.

Sensokha says, “I hope my ankle will be better so I can do more things on my own and not be in so much pain.”

Sensokha is a 69-year-old retired public school teacher from Cambodia. Sensokha was married for 50 years and shared a son and daughter with ...

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Sensokha's Timeline

  • June 1, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 1, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sensokha 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.

  • June 2, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sensokha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 9, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sensokha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 21, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sensokha's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Joint Stabilization
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $518 for Sensokha's treatment
Hospital Fees
$119
Medical Staff
$351
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5

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Alex

Alex is a social seven-year-old boy and the oldest child in a family of three children. His parents rely on small scale farming for food and other basic needs. Alex has been diagnosed with left varus and right valgus on his legs. When Alex learned to walk, his parents noticed his condition and they thought it would subside as he got older. The larger bone, or tibia, in his left calf is misaligned with the larger bone in his thigh, or femur, while the bone at the knee joint of the right leg is angled out and away from the body's midline. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, Alex experiences pain and difficulty in walking. He has not yet joined school, mainly because the only school in his family's village is far from home and he cannot walk all the way there due to his condition. When Alex and his parents visited his grandfather, he was deeply concerned by Alex's condition and brought him to the care center of our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), for treatment. Alex is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on September 10th. Treatment will hopefully restore Alex's mobility, allowing him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decreasing his risk of future complications. Now, AMH, is requesting $880 to fund Alex's surgery. Alex’s grandfather shared, "I felt really bad seeing how my grandson‘s legs have been deformed. I know his parents are not financially stable and neither am I. I remember the team from your hospital that visited our village to educate us on treatable disability and the possibility of him getting treatment and I am hopeful that he will be well. Please help him."

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$240raised
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