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Success! Srey Pin from Cambodia raised $299 to fund surgery to heal her hand.

Srey Pin
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Srey Pin's treatment was fully funded on November 24, 2022.

Photo of Srey Pin post-operation

December 1, 2022

Srey Pin underwent surgery to heal her hand.

Srey and her family traveled for two and a half hours to CSC, where surgeons removed her extra thumb. She rested for a few days at the hospital to make sure the incision was healing well, and then she returned to her province. Her pain is minimal, and she is anxious to return to school soon. When her hand heals, she said she will be happy to show off her beautiful fingers!

Her mother said: “We are grateful Srey had this surgery. Neighbouring children made fun of her, and she became shy. Now she is happier and looks forward to playing with friends. Thank you for helping to pay for this surgery so that she can grow to be a confident young girl.”

Srey and her family traveled for two and a half hours to CSC, where surgeons removed her extra thumb. She rested for a few days at the hospi...

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October 20, 2022

Srey Pin is an energetic 3-year-old toddler. She has two older brothers, who are 15 and 10 years old. They are students at a public school. Srey Pin is too young to attend school, so she stays at home with her parents, who are farmers. She enjoys being with her brothers, running around the house, eating fried chicken, and drinking fresh milk!

Srey Pin was born with polydactyly of her right hand. This means that she has an extra thumb. Thumb duplication happens before a baby is born. When a baby’s hands are first forming, they are shaped like mittens. Then the fingers split. An extra split can result in thumb duplication. Although in some cultures an extra thumb is considered lucky, Srey Pin’s mother would like it removed so that Srey Pin will not have self-esteem issues about her extra thumb and it won’t get in the way of her using her hand to everyday tasks.

On October 20th, surgeons will perform a polydactyly repair procedure to remove the extra digit. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $299 to fund this procedure. After surgery, her right hand will look like her left hand and Srey Pin can look forward to a full, healthy life.

Her mother said: “I hope Srey Pin can easily use her hand and children will not make fun of her when she goes to school.”

Srey Pin is an energetic 3-year-old toddler. She has two older brothers, who are 15 and 10 years old. They are students at a public school. ...

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Srey Pin's Timeline

  • October 20, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 20, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Srey Pin 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.

  • October 25, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Srey Pin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 24, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Srey Pin's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Srey Pin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Treatment
Polydactyly Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $299 for Srey Pin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$47
Medical Staff
$201
Medication
$0
Supplies
$43
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients with polydactyly have more than five fingers per hand or five toes per foot.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients have difficulty using their hands or walking. In addition, many patients feel uncomfortable about the appearance of the condition.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

This condition may be caused by increased exposure to chemicals. According to local doctors, the proportion of babies born with disabilities and congenital deformities in eastern Cambodia (bordering Vietnam) is more than 50 times higher than in other parts of the country. Though the reason for the higher rate has not officially been confirmed, it is generally thought to result from the use of Agent Orange, a dioxin-containing defoliant, by U.S. forces during the Vietnam War.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The extra digit is removed, and the hand or foot is reconstructed.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Patients will experience improved mobility and function, reduced pain, and increased self-esteem and confidence.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

The treatment usually results in a good outcome. If a patient’s condition is particularly difficult, surgeries are scheduled during visits by hand specialists from Singapore and Hong Kong. In addition, our medical partner belongs to a hand and upper limb-specific telemedicine group. A network of specialists from around the world can offer opinions about difficult cases.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

The healthcare system in Cambodia is underdeveloped. Cambodians rely on government hospitals, which are often ill-equipped and lack capacity and expertise for standard surgical care.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There is no alternative.

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