Success! Touch from Cambodia raised $253 to fund cataract surgery so she can see clearly again.

Touch
$253
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Touch's treatment was fully funded on March 9, 2024.
  • Touch's story
  • Touch's update
September 4, 2023

Photo of Touch post-operation

March 12, 2024

Touch underwent cataract surgery so she can see clearly again.

Touch and her husband made the two-hour trip to CSC with the hope that her vision could be improved. After surgery, she returned to her prov...

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Touch's Timeline

  • September 4, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 4, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Touch 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.

  • September 6, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Touch's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 9, 2024
    FULLY FUNDED

    Touch's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 12, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Touch's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Hein is a four-year-old boy living in Burma with his parents and sister. His mother is a homemaker while his father works as a second-hand motorbike broker to provide for their family. The family faces financial struggles and Hein's grandparents often step in to offer financial assistance during times of need. Hein's sister is a student, while he stays at home with his mother. When Hein was two years old, his mother noticed that he had a small lump on his right eyelid. He rubbed his eyes frequently, experienced discomfort and sometimes woke up with his eye swollen. His mother took him to a nearby hospital in 2022 and he was given some eye drops and an antibiotic. The doctor further suggested that Hein’s mother take him to an ophthalmology hospital, which specializes in eye care, for further investigation. However, due to security concerns stemming from the civil war and the high costs associated with the journey, Hein's mother was unable to make the trip. As time passed, Hein's condition deteriorated, with increased swelling and itchiness. Presently, his right eye is painful, showing signs of redness and swelling. Hein's mother brought him to our medical partner's care center for treatment. On March 25th, Hein is scheduled for a cyst excision procedure that will provide him relief and improve his vision and eye movement. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund the procedure. Hein’s mother said, "I have been trying my best to seek treatment for him, and even though I cannot afford it, I hoped to find a way for him to get treated. I want him to grow up like other children and enjoy his life. As a mother, I always want the best for him, and I want to support his future ambitions. I am so happy to learn that my son's medical treatment will be supported by donors. I am happy and relieved, and I hope that Hein's condition will be cured."

$727raised
$773to go