Success! Leang Sim from Cambodia raised $253 to fund cataract surgery to improve her vision.

Leang Sim
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Leang Sim's treatment was fully funded on March 30, 2023.
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  • Leang Sim's update
November 14, 2022

Photo of Leang Sim post-operation

April 10, 2023

Leang Sim underwent cataract surgery to improve her vision.

Leang Sim assumed she would suffer from poor vision for the rest of her life until a villager told her about Children's Surgical Centre and ...

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Leang Sim's Timeline

  • November 14, 2022

    Leang Sim was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • November 14, 2022

    Leang Sim 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.

  • November 17, 2022

    Leang Sim's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 30, 2023

    Leang Sim's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 10, 2023

    Leang Sim's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

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Elicy is a 40-year-old married mother of four children aged between two and twenty years. She used to work part-time, doing laundry in people’s homes but due to her illness, she is unable to continue working. Her husband is a casual worker. They live in a rented house that costs about $4.75 per month. Elicy loves spending time with her husband and enjoying local meals. In 2019, Elicy observed swelling near her belly button region that was causing discomfort during her daily tasks. She sought medical attention at a nearby hospital and was diagnosed with an umbilical hernia, a condition where tissue protrudes through a weakened spot in the abdominal wall, creating a bulge near the navel. Surgery was recommended, but she had to return home and wait for the opportunity to undergo treatment. By the end of 2023, the swelling and pains had worsened, and her physical laundry work was exacerbating the symptoms. At the hospital, she was recommended rest and advised to avoid strenuous activities while awaiting surgery, which significantly impacted her earnings. Earlier this month, she decided to visit our medical partner's care center, Partners in Hope Medical Center, where the diagnosis of umbilical hernia was confirmed, requiring surgical intervention. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Elicy receive treatment. On March 19th, surgeons at PIH will perform a hernia repair surgery providing her the opportunity for a healthier, pain-free life. Now, Elicy needs help to fund this $575 procedure. Elicy says, “I can’t wait to be well again, my husband needs my support to provide for the family.”

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