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Manor is a 31-year-old teacher from Cambodia who needs $273 to fund surgery to remove a mass in his throat.

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January 23, 2023

Manor is a 31-year-old teacher from Cambodia. He is single, lives in Kandal province, and has nine siblings. He lives with and supports his elderly mother. When not teaching at the local school, he likes to read history books and help translate letters.

For the past five years, he has had a mass slowly growing on the right side of his neck. Doctors have determined he has a goiter in his thyroid. The thyroid is a small gland located in the neck that makes hormones. Due to the growing mass, he has difficulty breathing and feels tension and fullness in his throat. He often feels fatigued from lack of sleep and has headaches.

On January 24th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass, removing the tension in his throat, and allowing him to breathe with greater ease. Manor needs help raising $273 to fund his procedure.

He said: “I hope that after this treatment I will get better from this disease. I want the tension in my throat to stop and not feel tired.”

Manor is a 31-year-old teacher from Cambodia. He is single, lives in Kandal province, and has nine siblings. He lives with and supports his ...

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Manor's Timeline

  • January 23, 2023

    Manor was submitted by Ellen Interlandi, Stakeholder Relations at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • January 24, 2023

    Manor was scheduled to receive 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.

  • January 30, 2023

    Manor's profile was published to start raising funds.


    Manor is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD

    Awaiting Manor's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $273 for Manor's treatment
Hospital Fees
Medical Staff
  • 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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