Success! Ath from Cambodia raised $253 to fund cataract surgery so she can live a more independent life.

Ath
$253
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$0
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Fully funded
Ath's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2022.

Ath's story

June 14, 2022

Ath's Timeline

  • June 14, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ath was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • June 14, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Ath 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.

  • June 16, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ath's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ath's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    Ath's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre is in progress.

Funded by 2 donors

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Shinka is a 6-year-old boy from Kenya. He is the last born in a family of seven children. His father, who was the sole breadwinner of the family passed away in 2017 after a short illness. To provide for the family, the eldest son, who finished his high school studies last year, sells milk to earn some money. Sometimes the earnings are not much, and they have to rely on family members for financial support. The family does not have medical coverage and is not able to raise the money needed to pay for Shinka's surgery. In May of last year, Shinka started experiencing some difficulty when passing urine. At some point, he had stopped going to school for a few weeks. His mother shared Shinka's condition with his uncle who took him to a local health center for review. Shinka was examined and referred to our facility. When he came with his uncle for examination, doctors were able to diagnose his condition and also found a condition called cryptorchidism that first requires a bilateral orchidopexy surgery. If left untreated, Shinka has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Shinka will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on January 11th. AMHF is requesting $646 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Shinka’s uncle says, “We are very much worried as a family about Shinka’s condition. His studies are affected, and we want him to go back to school as soon as possible.”

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