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Success! Hun from Cambodia raised $225 for vision-restoring cataract surgery.

Hun
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  • $225 raised, $0 to go
$225
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Hun's treatment was fully funded on November 23, 2015.

Photo of Hun post-operation

December 10, 2015

Hun received surgery to restore her vision.

“Hun’s cataract removals went well. She has been instructed to apply eye drops daily to protect her eyes from infection,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).

“I can see everything clearer than before and walk anywhere by myself,” Hun says. “I feel very happy that I can see everything very much clearer than before; and now I can help my family to do some house work, take care of my grandchild and easily walk places by myself.”

"Hun's cataract removals went well. She has been instructed to apply eye drops daily to protect her eyes from infection," shares our medical...

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October 30, 2015

Hun is an 80-year-old mother and grandmother living in Cambodia. She and her husband have one son, one daughter, and five grandchildren. According to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), Hun enjoys visiting the pagoda to meditate and listen to the monks pray.

Three years ago, Hun developed a cataract in each eye. A cataract is the clouding of the eye lens, making it difficult or impossible to see.

CSC explains, “The cataracts cause her to be partially blind and afraid of the sunshine.” Approximately 19,000 of the 28,000 Cambodians who become blind annually lose sight because of cataracts alone.

With $225, Hun will receive a small incision cataract surgery. Both of Hun’s old eye lenses will be removed and replaced with artificial implants.

After this operation, Hun will be able to see clearly once again.

“I want to see everything clearly again so I can walk anywhere by myself, see the faces of everyone clearly, and help my family take care of the grandchildren at home,” Hun adds.

Hun is an 80-year-old mother and grandmother living in Cambodia. She and her husband have one son, one daughter, and five grandchildren. Acc...

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Hun's Timeline

  • October 30, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Hun was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • October 30, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hun 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.

  • November 20, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 23, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hun's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 10, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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