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Leng from Cambodia raised $250 to get healthy.

Leng
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  • $250 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Leng's treatment was fully funded on June 24, 2013.

Photo of Leng post-operation

Leng received surgery to correct strabismus (a condition causing one eye to be physically misaligned).

The operation, known as a squint correction, went very well! Leng’s impairment has been corrected and her vision is already improved. She reports that work in the garment factory has become easier for her since the operation. Leng also no longer feels embarrassed when having conversations.

When asked to sum up how she’s feeling, Leng simply says, “Perfect, thank you!”

The operation, known as a squint correction, went very well! Leng's impairment has been corrected and her vision is already improved. She re...

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Leng, a 30-year-old mother from Cambodia, noticed something wrong with her vision about a year ago.

Diagnosed with strabismus, Leng suffers from a condition that causes one of her eyes to be physically misaligned. This impairment has hurt both Leng’s vision and confidence – she says it’s become hard to have conversation with anyone without feeling embarrassed by her eye.

An employee of a garment factory, Leng prides herself on her skills as a seamstress, and enjoys making clothes for herself and her family in her spare time.

Leng’s surgery, a procedure known as a squint correction, would cost $250. It would correct her impairment, restoring Leng’s sight and self-confidence.

Leng, a 30-year-old mother from Cambodia, noticed something wrong with her vision about a year ago. Diagnosed with strabismus, Leng suff...

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Leng's Timeline

  • June 24, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Leng's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 24, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Leng's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Leng. Read the update.

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Funded by 1 donor

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Philomena

Philomena was diagnosed with ARM at birth. With this condition, the little one was found to lack an anal opening and instead was passing stool through her vagina. A few hours after birth, Philomena, one in a set of twins, was noted to have a distended abdomen. The doctor quickly checked on the baby and discovered she lacked an anal opening. To keep Philomena from getting a fistula, the doctors put in a colostomy at three days. Philomena’s parents paid for this through some family savings they had. When they left for home, Philomena’s twin sister developed a persistent cough which was later found to be a hole in the heart. "I have never felt this drained ever in my life. Since I gave birth I am always in hospitals with either one of my two babies,” says Philomena’s mother. Due to lack of finances, Philomena’s parents shared their plight with their church members and one of them advised that they visit Watsi Partner Care Center BethanyKids Hospital. At BethanyKids a surgery to create an anal opening has been recommended. If not treated, Philomena will not lead a normal life and will be forced to use a colostomy for life. The surgery is a cost Philomena’s parents cannot bear. Philomena’s father is a carpenter while her mother closed her grocery store to tend to the children. Together they have five children with three currently in school. With very limited income and having exhausted their savings, Philomena’s parents are not able to raise the funds needed. They had defaulted on paying the national health insurance premiums as they could not keep up, but they’ve been advised to try to maintain this coverage in the future given their family's health needs. “Please help us. It is quite a stressful time for us but we believe we will come from it as victors,” says Philomena’s mother.

64% funded

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$458raised
$250to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Philomena

Philomena was diagnosed with ARM at birth. With this condition, the little one was found to lack an anal opening and instead was passing stool through her vagina. A few hours after birth, Philomena, one in a set of twins, was noted to have a distended abdomen. The doctor quickly checked on the baby and discovered she lacked an anal opening. To keep Philomena from getting a fistula, the doctors put in a colostomy at three days. Philomena’s parents paid for this through some family savings they had. When they left for home, Philomena’s twin sister developed a persistent cough which was later found to be a hole in the heart. "I have never felt this drained ever in my life. Since I gave birth I am always in hospitals with either one of my two babies,” says Philomena’s mother. Due to lack of finances, Philomena’s parents shared their plight with their church members and one of them advised that they visit Watsi Partner Care Center BethanyKids Hospital. At BethanyKids a surgery to create an anal opening has been recommended. If not treated, Philomena will not lead a normal life and will be forced to use a colostomy for life. The surgery is a cost Philomena’s parents cannot bear. Philomena’s father is a carpenter while her mother closed her grocery store to tend to the children. Together they have five children with three currently in school. With very limited income and having exhausted their savings, Philomena’s parents are not able to raise the funds needed. They had defaulted on paying the national health insurance premiums as they could not keep up, but they’ve been advised to try to maintain this coverage in the future given their family's health needs. “Please help us. It is quite a stressful time for us but we believe we will come from it as victors,” says Philomena’s mother.

64% funded

64%funded
$458raised
$250to go