Samuth underwent mass excision surgery to remove a lesion.
Samuth and her husband traveled to our medical partner CSC, where surgeons excised her lesion and used healthy skin from her back to repair the surgical site on her face. She will rest at the hospital for several days, and take antibiotics to ensure the surgery site does not get infected. She is hopeful the skin graft will cover the defect and it will heal well within several weeks. She is happy to be rid of the pain and the lesion, and looks forward to resuming her full life soon.
Samuth said: “I am so relieved the doctors were able to remove this on my face. I want to be able to go outside again without being ashamed of how my face looks, and look forward to visiting my pagoda and spending time with my family. Thank you to the surgeons who performed a miracle on my face, and to the donors who made it possible.”
Samuth and her husband traveled to our medical partner CSC, where surgeons excised her lesion and used healthy skin from her back to repair ...
Samuth is a 71-year-old grandmother. She proudly shared that she has been married to her husband for almost 50 years, and he works as a tuk-tuk driver. Together, the couple has one son, three daughters, and several grandchildren. Samuth spends her days keeping the house, helping to care for her grandchildren, and listening to monks pray on the radio.
For the past year, Samuth has had a dark lesion on her face. It has grown quickly over the past month. The lesion feels itchy, and she feels embarrassed to go outside. Her neighbor suggested that she visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for diagnosis and treatment.
Samuth traveled to CSC’s care center, where doctors diagnosed her with a likely basal cell carcinoma, which will need to be removed. Afterwards, a skin flap will be performed to repair the surgical incision site. On April 21st, surgeons will remove the lesion. Now, Samuth needs help to raise $273 to fund her procedure and care.
Samuth shared, “I hope that the lesion will be removed and will not grow back.”
Samuth is a 71-year-old grandmother. She proudly shared that she has been married to her husband for almost 50 years, and he works as a tuk-...