Mao is a 60-year-old grandmother from Cambodia who needs $253 to fund cataract surgery so that she may see clearly.

Mao
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Mao's story

September 6, 2023

Mao's Timeline

  • September 6, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mao was submitted by Panha Im, IT Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • September 6, 2023
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Mao was scheduled to receive 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.

  • September 13, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mao's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Mao is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    Mao's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre is in progress.

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