Success! Sophea from Cambodia raised $216 to fund pterygium eye surgery.

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Fully funded
Sophea's treatment was fully funded on December 16, 2020.
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  • Sophea's update
April 30, 2020

Photo of Sophea post-operation

June 30, 2020

Sophea underwent pterygium eye surgery.

Sophea's surgery was successful! Her pterygium was removed and she has been discharged with eyedrops and a followup appointment. Once the sw...

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Sophea's Timeline

  • April 30, 2020

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

  • April 30, 2020

    Sophea received 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.

  • May 1, 2020

    Sophea's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 30, 2020

    Sophea's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 16, 2020

    Sophea's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

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Mary is a 53-year-old who has been a widow since 2010 raising her two kids with challenges. Her older son has autism and requires full time attention. Her last-born daughter recently graduated from college and does not have a source of income yet. Mary lives in her ancestral home. She has not been able to pay her monthly insurance medical premiums so does not have coverage and has been relying on her relatives to support her medical bills. Mary feels in pain and uncomfortable. She has been having stomach pains for the last six months. She went to a local government hospital in central Kenya and was treated for amoeba and stomach pains. She was relieved for a short while, but the pains recurred. Almost a month later the pain increased and was accompanied by vomiting. She opted to visit Kijabe Hospital, where she was reviewed and the pain was controlled. She was requested to do a colonoscopy and other tests to get a detailed diagnosis. Since she was feeling better after the review, she did not follow up on the plan due to financial constraints. However, six months later the symptoms recurred and she came back in January. Her tests and a biopsy revealed cancer in the colon that needs urgent attention as it is life threatening. Mary has now been scheduled for a right hemicolectomy procedure. One side of the infected colon (large intestine) will be removed to avoid metastasis. Sadly, she is financially constrained. Her friends at home have requested time, two months, to be able to find the required amount for the surgery. This is a long period considering the case is cancerous. She appeals for support so she can undergo treatment now. Our medical partner is requesting $1,074 to fund her surgery and help her fight the cancer. Mary says, “I have been in pain for over six months now. I thought it would be relieved, but the diagnosis is now shockingly cancer. I need this surgery to stop the disease.”

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