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Nov from Cambodia raised $150 so he can be independent once again.

Nov
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  • $150 raised, $0 to go
$150
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nov's treatment was fully funded on December 26, 2014.

Photo of Nov post-operation

March 17, 2015

Nov received treatment to restore his vision.

Nov’s surgery was a success! His doctor at Children’s Surgical Centre writes, “Nov is so happy that his eyesight has been restored and he can see clearly again thanks to a successful surgery! He looks forward to helping care for his family and that he can easily go anywhere on his own now - like visiting the pagoda.”

Nov’s surgery was a success! His doctor at Children’s Surgical Centre writes, “Nov is so happy that his eyesight has been restored and he ca...

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December 8, 2014

“I feel bored and unproductive and wish I could help out more around the house and on the farm,” says Nov. Meet Nov, an 81-year-old man in Cambodia with mature cataracts in both eyes. He and his wife live on a farm two hours from the capital.

“For five years Nov has been partially blind because of his cataracts,” says our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). Because of his vision loss, “Nov relies on his nephew to care for him. This make Nov sad [as] he can’t even do the little stuff anymore,” CSC shares with us.

$150 will fund the cataract treatment necessary to improve Nov’s eyesight and prevent blindness.

Let’s help Nov regain his vision and his independence!

"I feel bored and unproductive and wish I could help out more around the house and on the farm," says Nov. Meet Nov, an 81-year-old man in C...

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Nov's Timeline

  • December 8, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 8, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nov 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.

  • December 25, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nov's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 26, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nov's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Nov. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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Ni

Ni lives with her mother & four siblings in Yangon, Burma. Her two younger sisters work in a clothing factory, while her mother and one brother are homemakers. Her other brother works as a driver assistant. Ni works in a factory that produces alcohol and in her free time, she enjoys watching television with her family. She also enjoys teaching English to their neighbor's children on the weekends. In July 2019, Ni started to experience chest pain and difficulty breathing. She went to a hospital in Yangon and was told she might have a problem with her kidney. When she did not feel any better after taking medication for a month, she went to another hospital in Yangon. She received multiple diagnostic tests and was told that her kidney is healthy but she has a heart condition. After receiving an echocardiogram, she was diagnosed with atrial septal defect (ASD). The doctor told her she would need heart surgery, but Ni told the doctor she could not afford to pay for it. Ni received medication and went back home. Unfortunately, she was unable to go back to the hospital for follow up because the hospital closed after the country's military coup. Due to the deteriorating security condition in their area, Ni’s family decided to go back to their village near Mandalay. Around her village, she could not find a pharmacy that sold her medication. When her family finally traveled back to Yangon she was feeling better and decided not to purchase more of the special medication she needed. Then in January, Ni felt like she could not breathe well, and experienced chest pain and rapid breathing again. She went to a hospital, where the doctor referred her to Pun Hlaing Hospital. After she undergoing more diagnostic tests, the doctor told her she would need to receive surgery costing 9,000,000 kyats (approx. $9,000 USD). When she told the doctor she could not afford to pay for it, the doctor gave her the phone number of a nurse who may be able to help. When Ni called the nurse, the nurse told her about our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) who is now helping Ni access treatment. On March 13th she will undergo cardiac surgery to close the Atrial Septal Defect. Currently, Ni has chest pain and difficulty breathing. Sometimes, she has rapid breathing at night. She cannot sleep well because she is always worried about her condition. Ni shared, "I am very scared to receive surgery but if I do not receive this treatment, I will not live a long life. I am so happy to receive treatment and I would like to say thank you so much to all the donors."

71% funded

71%funded
$1,078raised
$422to go

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