Success! Jhon from Bolivia raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

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Fully funded
Jhon's treatment was fully funded on January 12, 2024.
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December 30, 2023

Photo of Jhon post-operation

February 23, 2024

Jhon underwent heart surgery.

Jhon's surgery was a success! During surgery, doctors closed the hole in Jhon's heart with a patch and removed the muscular blockage from th...

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Jhon's Timeline

  • December 30, 2023

    Jhon was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • January 4, 2024

    Jhon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 12, 2024

    Jhon's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 17, 2024

    Jhon received treatment at Hospital del Niño Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uría in Bolivia. 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.

  • February 23, 2024

    Jhon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

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Oun is a 58-year-old grandmother. She and her husband are farmers in a rural area about two and a half hours from the capital Phnom Penh. They are parents to two sons and one daughter and proud grandparents of three grandchildren. In her free time, she likes to watch Khmer dramas on TV. Oun has spent the majority of her life outside, which has exposed her to sunny, dusty, sandy, and windy conditions which has contributed to her condition. Seven years ago, Oun developed a pterygium in her right eye, which is a non-cancerous growth of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage, wind or dust and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. This causes her irritation and burning. The condition has significantly impacted her vision. It is difficult for her to engage in social activities, read, watch television, or even recognize faces. When Oun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. Oun needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $225. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for March 8th. Oun said, "I hope after surgery my eye will not be red or irritated. I hope to have no worry and go back to planting rice."

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