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Success! Theng from Cambodia raised $231 to fund a mass removal.

Theng
100%
  • $231 raised, $0 to go
$231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Theng's treatment was fully funded on June 17, 2020.

Photo of Theng post-operation

June 20, 2020

Theng underwent a mass removal.

Theng’s surgery was successful. The mass was removed from his armpit, and now his wound will be checked and cleaned every two days until it has fully healed. Our Medical Partner CSC staff have also planned follow-up appointments every 3 months afterward to ensure he is healing and developing well. After recovering, Theng will no longer experience pain in his arm and will have increased range of motion.

Theng’s mother said, “I want to thank the CSC doctors again for helping my son. I was so worried about his pain before, but now I see that he will heal well, and will be strong and happy.”

Theng's surgery was successful. The mass was removed from his armpit, and now his wound will be checked and cleaned every two days until it ...

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May 8, 2020

Theng is a 2-month-old baby boy from Cambodia. His parents are rice farmers. Theng is the youngest with two older siblings in his family, a ten-year-old brother and a six-year-old sister.

When he was born, Theng developed a painful mass in his armpit. It gets bigger and bigger every day, causing Theng to have redness and swelling.

Theng and his mother traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On May 8th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Theng needs help to raise $231 to fund this procedure.

Theng’s mother said, “He often cries from pain, so I am always worrying about him. Once the doctor removes the mass, his pain will be gone.”

Theng is a 2-month-old baby boy from Cambodia. His parents are rice farmers. Theng is the youngest with two older siblings in his family, a ...

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Theng's Timeline

  • May 8, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Theng was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • May 08, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Theng 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.

  • May 11, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Theng's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 17, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Theng's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 20, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Theng's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $231 for Theng'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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.