Sabas from Tanzania raised $960 to relieve pain in his knee and allow him to walk again.

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Sabas's treatment was fully funded on April 23, 2015.
  • Sabas's story
  • Sabas's update
April 9, 2015

Photo of Sabas post-operation

May 20, 2015

Sabas received surgery to relieve pain in his knee and allow him to walk again.

"I am so happy with my new knee!" says Sabas. "I cannot wait to be at home and more mobile." "Sabas will now be able to mobilize without ...

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Sabas's Timeline

  • April 9, 2015

    Sabas was submitted by Esupat Kimerei, Rehab Surgery Project Assistant Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 13, 2015

    Sabas's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 14, 2015

    Sabas 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.

  • April 23, 2015

    Sabas's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 20, 2015

    We received an update on Sabas. Read the update.

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Oun is a 58-year-old grandmother. She and her husband are farmers in a rural area about two and a half hours from the capital Phnom Penh. They are parents to two sons and one daughter and proud grandparents of three grandchildren. In her free time, she likes to watch Khmer dramas on TV. Oun has spent the majority of her life outside, which has exposed her to sunny, dusty, sandy, and windy conditions which has contributed to her condition. Seven years ago, Oun developed a pterygium in her right eye, which is a non-cancerous growth of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage, wind or dust and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. This causes her irritation and burning. The condition has significantly impacted her vision. It is difficult for her to engage in social activities, read, watch television, or even recognize faces. When Oun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. Oun needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $225. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for March 8th. Oun said, "I hope after surgery my eye will not be red or irritated. I hope to have no worry and go back to planting rice."

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