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Samai from Cambodia raised $100 to restore her vision.

Samai
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  • $100 raised, $0 to go
$100
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$0
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Fully funded
Samai's treatment was fully funded on August 12, 2014.

Photo of Samai post-operation

February 12, 2015

Samai received cataract surgery to restore her vision.

Her operation was a success!

Our medical partner writes, “Samai is very happy that she can see clearly again thanks to the successful surgery.”

“I am excited that I can return to working on the farm to support my family,” says Samai. “I am especially looking forward to being able to take care of my house.”

Her operation was a success! Our medical partner writes, "Samai is very happy that she can see clearly again thanks to the successful sur...

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July 20, 2014

Samai is a 62-year-old woman living in Cambodia. She is a mother to one daughter and three grandsons, and enjoys spending her time listening to monks at the pagoda near her home. But blurriness in her vision due to a cataract has prevented her from caring for her family and working on her farm.

A cataract has been developing in Samai’s right eye for about two years, causing her vision to gradually decline and making her depend on her daughter to help move her around the house.

For only $100, we can provide Samai with a cataract extraction surgery that would remove the damaged lens fibers and restore her vision. By preventing her vision from declining further, Samai will have the chance to go back to work and take care of her family!

Samai is a 62-year-old woman living in Cambodia. She is a mother to one daughter and three grandsons, and enjoys spending her time listening...

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Samai's Timeline

  • July 18, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Samai received treatment. 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.

  • July 20, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Samai was submitted by Erin Bourgois at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • August 11, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samai's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 12, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samai's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Samai. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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Selinah

Selinah is a 31-year-old nun from Uganda. She serves as a nun under Our Lady of Fatima Rushoroza and is currently posted to the formation house of the Missionaries of Africa. She does not receive salary for her services apart from a small allowance for personal use. She is the fifth born in a family of 10 and her parents are small-scale farmers. For three years, Selinah has been experiencing lower abdominal pains. She was treated for a bacterial infection with no change in symptoms. She has also had several medications from different medical centers. None of them helped, and in the last year her condition has worsened. She can no longer stand comfortably for long because she has pains extending to her lower body. Selinah has challenges getting out of bed due to this pain. Selinah has been diagnosed with leiomyoma and endometrial hyperplasia. If not treated, she is at a risk of endometrial carcinoma and other severe complications like anaemia. Selinah has sought financial support from her congregation, but shared that they are unable to meet the surgery cost because of the number of congregants affected by COVID-19. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $319 to fund Selinah's surgery. On September 4th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Selinah will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Sister Selinah says, “My condition has generally affected my duties and life as a nun. Given treatment, I will be able to do all my day to day duties and be able to develop my congregation. I will continue serving the Lord by helping others where I can.”

40% funded

40%funded
$130raised
$189to go

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