Hong is grandmother from Cambodia who needs $444 to fund fracture repair surgery for her hip.

Hong
$100
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$344
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Hong's story

May 15, 2024

Hong's Timeline

  • May 14, 2024
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Hong 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.

  • May 15, 2024
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 15, 2024
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hong's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Hong is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

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

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