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Heab from Cambodia raised $150 to restore her eyesight.

Heab
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  • $150 raised, $0 to go
$150
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Heab's treatment was fully funded on December 20, 2014.

Photo of Heab post-operation

March 17, 2015

Heab received treatment to restore her eyesight.

Heab’s doctor at Children’s Surgical Centre writes, “Heab is so relieved that the pterygium on her eye has been removed and she can see more clearly and has less pain. She looks forward to returning to work, planting crops to support her family. And is grateful for this new start.”

Heab's doctor at Children's Surgical Centre writes, "Heab is so relieved that the pterygium on her eye has been removed and she can see more...

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November 27, 2014

“I’m embarrassed about the way my eye looks,” shares Heab from Cambodia. A 42-year-old farmer and mother of three, Heab has poor vision because of a pterygium in her left eye.

A pterygium is a non-cancerous growth that starts in the conjunctiva of the eye. In Heab’s case, this growth has resulted in redness, burning and itching in her eye.

“[The pterygium] makes it hard for Heab to work as a farmer, planting crops to support her family,” our medical partners at Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) report. After meeting with Heab, the staff at CSC would like to provide comprehensive surgical treatment for the pterygium, along with follow-up care and medication to reduce the pain in Heab’s eye. The procedure will also improve her eyesight.

For $150, we can help Heab return to work with clear vision and freedom from pain. Let’s help Heab support her children and see them grow into young adults!

“I’m embarrassed about the way my eye looks,” shares Heab from Cambodia. A 42-year-old farmer and mother of three, Heab has poor vision beca...

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Heab's Timeline

  • November 27, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Heab was submitted by Erin Bourgois at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • November 27, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Heab 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.

  • December 16, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Heab's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 20, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Heab's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Heab. Read the update.

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Funded by 3 donors

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Samuel

Samuel is a hardworking laborer getting jobs whenever he can to earn a living. He's a 37-year-old single man who hails from Kawaida Village in Kenya. His parents separated many years back, and his mother has brought their family up single-handedly. He shared that their family has lived a very difficult life making it hard for them to acquire an education. Samuel lives with his mother in a single rented house. He does mechanic jobs when available while his mother sells fruits at the roadside near their home. On the evening of September 8th 2021, as Samuel was going home, he was hit by a motorbike. He sustained an open fracture of his left tibia. He was taken to Kiambu County Hospital where the wound was treated and later the doctor advised them to have a fracture surgery. His mother could not afford the cost and took him home. Last week, our medical partner's Community Health Worker heard about Samuel and brought him to the hospital for possible support. He has pain, difficulty walking, and has been fully depending on his mother. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 28th, Samuel will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). The surgery will rid him of the pain, bring healing, and eventually, Samuel will be able to walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure. Samuel says, “It is now almost 2 months, I have had pain and difficulties going anywhere and I have to fully depend on my mother. I am also worried that my leg could be amputated if I don't get treated in time. I plead for help so that I can be independent and go back to work and support my mother.”

94% funded

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$996raised
$53to go

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