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Nairorie is one of 23,273 patients whose healthcare has been funded by Watsi donors.

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Leakhen is a bright and hardworking 12-year-old girl. She and her brother live with their parents, who are rainy day farmers, in Takeo province in Cambodia. Leakhen enjoys playing with her brother, reading books, and doing homework. When she grows up, Leakhen would like to be a teacher. Leakhen was born with congenital scoliosis. Congenital scoliosis is the presence of an abnormal curvature of the spine. The curvature causes the spinal column to bend left or right. Leakhen is not able to stand up straight or expand her lungs, which causes her frequent fatigue and chronic pain. Because of the stress that scoliosis places on the vital organs of adolescents and their ability to grow, active treatment is required. If not corrected, she could experience progressive weakness, numbness, or a loss of coordination. Leakhen is embarrassed to go places because of her condition. She has had two previous surgical procedures, and surgeons have determined that she needs a revision of her spinal rod to help her heal. Leakhen and her family traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On September 17th, she will undergo a revision of her spinal rod. During this procedure, surgeons will implant and expand a rod to allow her to continue to grow normally. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. This support will help her feel confident and be active like other children her age. Leakhen said, "I hope that my spine will look better and I can play with other children."

66%funded
$990raised
$509to go
How it works
1

Patient seeks care

Nairorie's mother brings her to one of our medical partners. Nairorie's family cannot afford to pay for the care she needs.

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2

Patient learns about Watsi

Nairorie and her mother learn about Watsi from a member of our medical partner's staff, who asks if they would like to share their story with the world.

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3

Medical partner submits patient to Watsi

Nairorie’s profile is submitted to us. After we review and approve the case, the medical partner may begin providing care before Nairorie's profile is posted or funded.

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Donors fund patient care

We post the profile for donors to begin funding Nairorie's care. 100% of donations fund care.

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5

Donors receive patient updates

Our medical partner submits a post-treatment update on Nairorie, and we send it to her donors. We transfer the funds raised to our medical partner to support the cost of her care.

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