Success! Mun from Cambodia raised $398 to fund cataract surgery.

Mun
$398
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mun's treatment was fully funded on August 6, 2019.
  • Mun's story
  • Mun's update
April 29, 2019

Photo of Mun post-operation

May 3, 2019

Mun underwent cataract surgery.

Mun has returned home after a successful operation. As per her doctor's instructions, she had one eye done, and will need to return in a few...

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Mun's Timeline

  • April 29, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 30, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mun 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.

  • May 3, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 3, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 6, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mun's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

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$368raised
$647to go