Success! Voeun from Cambodia raised $253 to fund cataract surgery.

Voeun
$253
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Voeun's treatment was fully funded on February 23, 2023.
  • Voeun's story
  • Voeun's update
October 4, 2022

Photo of Voeun post-operation

February 28, 2023

Voeun underwent cataract surgery.

Voeun was discouraged because she could not see well enough to help her daughter at home or cook for her grandchildren. A villager told her ...

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Voeun's Timeline

  • October 4, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 4, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Voeun 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.

  • October 9, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Voeun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 23, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Voeun's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 28, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Voeun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Damaris is a tea picker from Kenya. She is 32 years old, the mother of four children, and separated from her husband. Damaris never went to school due to financial constraints of her family. Now, two of her children are in secondary school and two are in primary school. The money she earns is used to pay for her children's school fees and to buy food for her children. Damaris inherited a small piece of land from her parents where she grows maize, sukuma wiki (similar to kale or collard greens), and beans for home consumption. A lump began growing on Damaris's neck in 2004. She has never received any medical treatment due to a lack of money. The mass has grown larger, and now impinges on her nerve, causing occasional numbness in her right arm and hand. While in church recently, Damaris learned that a visiting physician/general surgeon was offering free consultation. Damaris sought an examination. An ultrasound was done, and it was determined that Damaris had a large cystic mass which the doctor recommended should be removed. Surgeons through our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can provide the services Damaris needs. She traveled to AMH's care center Maua Hospital and on February 13th, surgeons will remove the mass. Following the surgery, there should be a release of pressure and the numbness and pain caused by the mass should be relieved. Damaris is not able to pay the hospital bill and appeals for support. She is seeking help to raise $529 to fund this surgery. Damaris says, "I kindly request for your support."

$210raised
$319to go