Success! Nathalia from Bolivia raised $1,500 to fund life-changing cardiac surgery to heal a condition she has had since birth.

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Nathalia's treatment was fully funded on December 22, 2022.
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July 26, 2022

Photo of Nathalia post-operation

January 9, 2023

Nathalia underwent life-changing cardiac surgery to heal a condition she has had since birth.

Nathalia underwent a successful cardiac surgery which should now enable her to lead a full, long life with no further risks from her heart c...

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Nathalia's Timeline

  • July 26, 2022

    Nathalia was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • July 27, 2022

    Nathalia received treatment at Hospital del Niño Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uría in Bolivia. 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.

  • July 27, 2022

    Nathalia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 22, 2022

    Nathalia's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 9, 2023

    Nathalia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Songheng works in a textile factory and lives with his parents, who are rice farmers, in Kandal province. He has a brother who lives in the family home and a married sister who lives nearby. When not working, Songheng enjoys listening to music with friends. Songheng operates machinery in a textile factory, stitching together fabrics that eventually find their way into clothing sold around the globe. On January 11th, his hand slipped while cutting through a thick piece of fabric with a mechanical saw. The sharp blade tore through his left arm, severing the radial nerves in his wrist. He was taken to a local hospital for surgical repair, but doctors told him they were unable to suture the radial nerves in his hand that are crucial for movement and sensation. Songheng is unable to use his left hand and feels constant burning in his thumb due to the damage to his nerves. He cannot work and is worried that he is unable to contribute to the family finances. Without proper treatment, he might never fully regain function in his hand. The hospital directed him to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre. Skilled surgeons at CSC have achieved positive results for patients in removing damaged nerve or tendon sections, reconnecting healthy nerve ends, or implanting a piece of nerve/tendon from another part of the body. These procedures can repair the damage, and attempt to restore as much function as possible. With limited finances, Songheng needs help with the $572 cost of the procedure, which will cover medications, surgery, post-operative care, and physiotherapy. His surgery is scheduled for February 16th. Songheng said: "I am hopeful the doctors can fix my hand so I can work again and have no pain."

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