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Success! Vibol from Cambodia raised $600 to fund joint stabilization surgery so he can live pain-free.

Vibol
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  • $600 raised, $0 to go
$600
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Vibol's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2022.

Photo of Vibol post-operation

January 20, 2023

Vibol underwent joint stabilization surgery so he can live pain-free.

Vibol was fortunate to have surgery to alleviate his chronic pain. Surgeons removed the painful arthritic joint surfaces and fixed them together, with the aim that the bone will grow across and fuse the joint. Vibol was in the hospital for several days and spent time with the rehabilitative team learning to use crutches. He was given exercises to increase strength, weight-bearing, and flexion of his leg. Although it may be up to three months before he can put any weight on his ankle, he is relieved that the pain will be less and he will be able to walk again. Improving his mobility will help him find work to support his family.

Vibol said: I am thankful to the doctors for their skill and for listening to my problem. I want to thank the donors who support this hospital so that disabled people who cannot work have a good chance to walk and work again. My family is very grateful.

Vibol was fortunate to have surgery to alleviate his chronic pain. Surgeons removed the painful arthritic joint surfaces and fixed them tog...

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November 14, 2022

Vibol is a 38-year-old farmer from Cambodia. He is married and has one son and one daughter who are students at the local public school. He and his wife work as rice farmers and own several cattle. Vibol used to work in construction, but switched to farming after his accident. In his free time, he enjoys playing chess, fishing, and listening to the news on the radio.

Ten years ago, Vibol fell off of scaffolding while working in construction. He fractured his mandible and both legs in several places. He had an open reduction internal fixation procedure, but has developed subtalar arthritis secondary to the fracture of his left heel bone. He experiences chronic pain in the foot, is unable to walk well, and has difficulty helping his family.

When Vibol learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 14th, surgeons at CSC will perform a subtalar fusion of the left heel. After surgery, he will be able to walk without pain and work to support his family. Now, Vibol needs help raising $600 to fund his procedure and care.

Vibol shared, “I am in pain and feel helpless because I cannot do many things. I hope to walk again to support my wife and children.”

Vibol is a 38-year-old farmer from Cambodia. He is married and has one son and one daughter who are students at the local public school. He ...

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Vibol's Timeline

  • November 14, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 14, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Vibol 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.

  • November 17, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Vibol's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 28, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Vibol's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 20, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Vibol's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Joint Stabilization
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $600 for Vibol's treatment
Hospital Fees
$126
Medical Staff
$423
Medication
$0
Supplies
$43
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5

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