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Chan from Cambodia raised $375 to get healthy.

Chan
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  • $375 raised, $0 to go
$375
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$0
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Fully funded
Chan's treatment was fully funded on February 5, 2014.

Photo of Chan post-operation

February 12, 2015

Chan received joint replacement surgery to treat his severe osteoarthritis.

Chan was appreciative and happy to be back on his feet. “I like to work a lot to help my family,” he said.

Chan was appreciative and happy to be back on his feet. "I like to work a lot to help my family," he said....

December 18, 2013

Chan was recently hospitalized with severe pain in his right knee. The pain is a result of osteoarthritis and complications from a motorbike accident he was in two years ago. Without treatment, he’ll live with this pain for the rest of his life.

A joint replacement surgery can help Chan get back on his feet. His son and grandchild also depend on him for support, so it’s important that he can live an active and productive life.

For $375, we can fund Chan’s surgery so he can start working again to support his family!

Chan was recently hospitalized with severe pain in his right knee. The pain is a result of osteoarthritis and complications from a motorbike...

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Chan's Timeline

  • December 18, 2013
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Chan was submitted by Anne McMurrey at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • December 19, 2013
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chan 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.

  • January 30, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 05, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chan's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Chan. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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Aung

Aung is a 15-year-old novice monk from Hpa-An. He lives with other monks in the monastery. His parents own a piece of land where his father and oldest brother grow vegetables and fruits for sale. The family also grows vegetables for their own consumption. He was born with encephalocele and it was the size of a fingerprint. It grew bigger over the years and was the same size for the last three years before receiving surgery in 2015. He also suffers from hydrocephalus and he received ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP) in 2016. Two months ago, Aung developed headaches and his head has grown bigger on the right side. At that time, his father bought medicine from the pharmacy to reduce his headaches. He took it for two days, but he did not feel better. Later on, his father took him to Hpa-An hospital where he received a blood test and x-ray. The doctor suggested his father to take him to Yangon but his father returned to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Mae Sot instead of going to Yangon. On February 25th, he arrived at MTC and he was referred to Watsi Medical Partner's Care Center Mae Sot Hospital to be seen the next day. At MSH, the doctor recommended a CT scan, which Watsi donors have also generously supported, and with these results Aung's father was told that doctors need to replace Aung's VP shunt as the previous shunt from 2016 is blocked. Aung’s father said, “I am very worried for him as he is my son and I hope that he will be healthy as soon as possible. In the future, I want him to be a monk for the rest of his life. Because I know my other older sons will not take good care of him as he is not a healthy boy. If he stays at the temple, he can be able to sleep and eat regularly."

85% funded

85%funded
$1,278raised
$222to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Aung

Aung is a 15-year-old novice monk from Hpa-An. He lives with other monks in the monastery. His parents own a piece of land where his father and oldest brother grow vegetables and fruits for sale. The family also grows vegetables for their own consumption. He was born with encephalocele and it was the size of a fingerprint. It grew bigger over the years and was the same size for the last three years before receiving surgery in 2015. He also suffers from hydrocephalus and he received ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VP) in 2016. Two months ago, Aung developed headaches and his head has grown bigger on the right side. At that time, his father bought medicine from the pharmacy to reduce his headaches. He took it for two days, but he did not feel better. Later on, his father took him to Hpa-An hospital where he received a blood test and x-ray. The doctor suggested his father to take him to Yangon but his father returned to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Mae Sot instead of going to Yangon. On February 25th, he arrived at MTC and he was referred to Watsi Medical Partner's Care Center Mae Sot Hospital to be seen the next day. At MSH, the doctor recommended a CT scan, which Watsi donors have also generously supported, and with these results Aung's father was told that doctors need to replace Aung's VP shunt as the previous shunt from 2016 is blocked. Aung’s father said, “I am very worried for him as he is my son and I hope that he will be healthy as soon as possible. In the future, I want him to be a monk for the rest of his life. Because I know my other older sons will not take good care of him as he is not a healthy boy. If he stays at the temple, he can be able to sleep and eat regularly."

85% funded

85%funded
$1,278raised
$222to go