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Tem from Cambodia raised $150 to help her see clearly.

Tem
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  • $150 raised, $0 to go
$150
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$0
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Fully funded
Tem's treatment was fully funded on October 28, 2014.

Photo of Tem post-operation

February 12, 2015

Tem received cataract surgery to restore her vision.

Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, shares, “Tem is so happy that she can see clearly again! And looks forward to being able to care for her grandchildren. She also is excited to being able to watch her favorite Khmer drama on TV again.”

Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, shares, "Tem is so happy that she can see clearly again! And looks forward to being able to...

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October 16, 2014

“When Tem’s eyesight was better she liked to read and watch Khmer drama on TV,” our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), tells us. Meet Tem, a 67-year-old woman from Cambodia! Tem has a mature cataract in her right eye which has blurred her vision.

CSC adds, “Tem began losing her vision a year ago. She can no longer work on the rice farm to support her family and relies on her daughter to care for her which means she also has to miss work.”

Tem’s treatment will improve her eyesight and prevent blindness. Tem says, “I am looking forward to being able to move around on my own and go anywhere!” With $150, we can fund Tem’s cataract surgery and ensure that she is able to return to work and become independent again!

“When Tem’s eyesight was better she liked to read and watch Khmer drama on TV,” our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), tells...

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Tem's Timeline

  • October 16, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tem was submitted by Erin Bourgois at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • October 16, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tem 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.

  • October 27, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tem's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 28, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tem's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Tem. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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Sein

Sein is a 35-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her son, daughter and her husband in a village in Thaton Township, Mon State. Sein’s husband is a driver and she is a homemaker. Four years ago, Sein experienced severe back pain with a fever. She went to the private clinic in Thaton where she received an ultrasound and was admitted for five nights. She shared that no one explained her diagnosis to her, but she received some pain medication and an intravenous line which made her feel better. Her symptoms disappeared after that, but in June 2019, her back pain returned. She also has jaundice of her eyes and the color of her urine is bright yellow. She started having a high fever and this time she felt that her back pain was very severe. Sein went to Yangon for treatment but after she was told that she needed surgery, she could not afford to pay for it. In early January 2020, she talked with her friend who works in Mae Sot, Thailand about her problem, and her friend suggested that she come to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). On January 6th, Sein and her husband came to MTC, where she received some medications after she was examined by the medic. The medic at MTC referred her to Watsi Medical Partner's Care Center Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation. There she received an ultrasound as well as a blood test. After that the doctor recommended a computed tomography (CT) scan, which is planned for February 28th. Currently, Sein still experiences back pain as well as lower abdominal pain and tightness. If she sits or walks for a longer period of time, the pain worsens. Doctors want Sein to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Sein's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 28th. Sein said, “When I am in pain, I cannot do washing and other household chores. My husband has to help me with all this and he also has to accompany me which affects his income for our family.”

7% funded

7%funded
$32raised
$382to go
Ian

We met with eleven-year-old Ian in the hospital ward as he was admitted for a skin traction after he fell from a tree and broke his left hand. His mother sat beside him helplessly while she watched her only son in pain. It took me time for his mother to talk as she was feeling very disturbed and stressed because of her son's condition. She was trying to help him sit up but he couldn’t because of his fractured hand. Ian was brought to the hospital accompanied by his parents. They walked for hours to get the nearest health facility where he was referred to our hospital for surgical review. On arrival, he had an x-ray done which showed that Ian had fractured his left supracondylar. Ian is the third born child in a family of five. He is the eldest son of Christine and Isaac. They are a humble family who is struggling financially and often lack food for their children. Ian's father is a farmer and his mother is a housewife. They live in a two-roomed mud house in upcountry of Kenya. Ian's father, who is a maize farmer says that his farming is not doing well due to poor rains in the area and he has not been getting good yields in recent years. Medical examination shows that Ian needs urgent surgical intervention for his hand, but his family is unable to raise money for their son’s surgery apart from $30 that they collected from friends and family. His family is requesting our prayers and financial support for Ian’s treatment enable him use his hand. Christine, Ian’s mother says, “It is painful to see my son cry in pain. I hope he will receive treatment soon. All I want is to see him happy.”

40% funded

40%funded
$307raised
$456to go

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