Success! Mao from Cambodia raised $253 to fund cataract surgery in her left eye.

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Mao's treatment was fully funded on October 8, 2022.
  • Mao's story
  • Mao's update
May 4, 2022

Photo of Mao post-operation

October 16, 2022

Mao underwent cataract surgery in her left eye.

Mao was glad she took the advice of her relatives to have her cataract removed. She traveled with her daughter to CSC, where she had succes...

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Mao's Timeline

  • May 4, 2022

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

  • May 4, 2022

    Mao 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 5, 2022

    Mao's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 8, 2022

    Mao's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 16, 2022

    Mao's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

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Faith is a 24-year-old woman from the Rift valley in Kenya who has had epilepsy since 2018. On December 15th, 2023 she had a convulsive episode and fell on an open flame in her kitchen. She sustained third degree burns on her right arm and was rushed to the nearest hospital. She was admitted for three days and received IV fluids, pain medication, and wound care before going home. Since her injuries did not improve, she went to Kapsowar Hospital and was diagnosed with third degree burns from her right elbow to her hand. She had no sensation in her forearm and fingers, no range of motion of the wrist and elbow, and was experiencing discharge and swelling. She also had exposed tendons and blood clots. Faith was scheduled for a procedure to remove the dead tissue from her arm, then for amputation of her second, third, fourth and fifth fingers in order to salvage the hand. At this point, it was determined she needed a further procedure and skin graft of her arm, along with major reconstruction in order to promote healing. Faith is the youngest in a family of six children. She could not finish her schooling due her epilepsy. Her parents are farmers working on two acres of land growing maize, beans and potatoes to provide for the needs of their children. Faith is not insured since she is over age and not covered by parents’ insurance. Her parents are unable to afford Faith's surgery and they thought she would be covered by the insurance. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,089 to fund Faith's surgery. Faith said, “I have been in a lot of pain especially when having daily dressing changes, please help me so that I get well soon and be free from this pain.”

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