Success! Oun from Cambodia raised $253 to fund cataract surgery in her eye so that she can be more independent.

Oun
$253
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$0
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Fully funded
Oun's treatment was fully funded on May 23, 2023.
  • Oun's story
  • Oun's update
January 2, 2023

Photo of Oun post-operation

May 31, 2023

Oun underwent cataract surgery so that she can be more independent.

It was difficult for Oun to spend her days inside the house due to light sensitivity from her cataract, and she could not do what she normal...

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Oun's Timeline

  • January 2, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Oun was submitted by Ellen Interlandi, Stakeholder Relations at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • January 3, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Oun 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.

  • January 9, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Oun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 23, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Oun's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 31, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Oun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

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