Shonali's Story

Shonali joined Watsi on April 15th, 2013. 71 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Shonali's most recent donation traveled 8,200 miles to support Barok, a toddler from Ethiopia, to fund corrective surgery.


Shonali has funded healthcare for 40 patients in 12 countries.

All patients funded by Shonali

Khoun is a 45-year-old farmer who is married with two sons and one daughter. He likes to cut bamboo to make fishing tools, water the vegetables in his garden, and relax at home in his free time. Khoun heard about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, from his brother, who lives in Phnom Penh. He traveled for four hours with his wife to reach CSC for treatment. On August 18, 2016, Khoun fell from his motorbike and sustained multiple injuries. He went to a nearby military hospital the next day, and surgeons performed an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) procedure of his tibia and hands to heal his fractures. An ORIF procedure often involves the insertion of steel rods, screws, or plates to keep a fracture stable during healing. Khoun first came to CSC on October 26, 2016 with complications of infection in both hands at the wound sites. Surgeons performed a debridement procedure to remove the damaged and infected tissue. Unfortunately, the infection progressed. He returned on November 7, 2016 for surgeons to amputate the fourth finger on one of his hands. Khoun currently is being seen at CSC to continue his treatment. He is still unable to use his hand, and he is in pain. The surgeons are now recommending he have an arthroplasty procedure of the metacarpophalangeal joint of his fifth finger of his right hand. The total cost of the procedure is $450, and covers medications, supplies, and four days of inpatient care. Khoun's procedure is scheduled for May 3, 2017. After surgery, his pain will be relieved and he will more easily be able to do his work.

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