Success! Ken from Cambodia raised $292 to fund a cataract surgery.

Ken
$292
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$0
to go
Fully funded
Ken's treatment was fully funded on June 1, 2017.
  • Ken's story
  • Ken's update
February 1, 2017

Photo of Ken post-operation

March 7, 2017

Ken underwent cataract surgery.

Ken's eye cataract was successfully removed from his left eye, and clear vision has been restored. Following the operation, he was given eye...

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Ken's Timeline

  • February 1, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ken was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • February 1, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ken 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.

  • February 13, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ken's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 7, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ken's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 1, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ken's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

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$767raised
$168to go