Success! Thi from Cambodia raised $331 to fund eye surgery.

Thi
$331
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Thi's treatment was fully funded on August 25, 2023.
  • Thi's story
  • Thi's update
March 1, 2023

Photo of Thi post-operation

May 5, 2023

Thi underwent eye surgery.

Thi and his family traveled to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), for his eye muscle surgery. The surgery went well, and...

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Thi's Timeline

  • March 1, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Thi was submitted by Anne Mcmurrey, Stakeholder Relations Staff at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • March 1, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Thi 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.

  • March 4, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 5, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Thi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 25, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Thi's treatment was fully funded.

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$375raised
$345to go