zoe hofeller
zoe's Story

zoe joined Watsi on September 7th, 2015. 15 other people also joined Watsi on that day! zoe's most recent donation supported Meng, a grandfather from Cambodia, for surgery to restore his vision.


zoe has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 3 countries.

All patients funded by zoe

Meet Meng, a 61-year-old grandfather from Cambodia. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) reports, “Meng is married with four children and three grandchildren.” CSC explains, “Meng has cataracts in both of his eyes that severely blur his vision. He finds it really hard to see far away and can’t go outside and drive his moto to go places.” Cataracts are a condition that occurs when proteins develop on the lens of the patient’s eyes, making the lenses cloudy and impairing vision. If the cataracts are not treated, the cloudiness increases over time and eventually results in total blindness. Meng is already experiencing the effects of the cataracts worsening. CSC tells us, “He likes to spend his days watching and listening to the news now that his eyesight is too bad for him to do work.” To save his sight, Meng needs surgery. In a short procedure, doctors will surgically remove the clouded lens and replace it with a new, artificial lens. Each eye is treated separately to ensure they are healing properly. Once Meng receives surgery on his left eye, he will be given 1-2 weeks to recover before he returns to the operating center to have surgery on the other eye. Being unable to work makes difficult for Meng to collect the money to pay for his procedure. However, with our support of $225, Meng will be able to receive the treatment he needs to have his sight restored. This money will cover the surgical costs, and hospital stay. Meng is excited to have the procedure and get back to enjoying his freedom. CSC shares, “He is most looking forward to driving his moto wherever he wants and picking his grandchildren up from school.”

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