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Success! Mom from Cambodia raised $300 to treat glaucoma and cataracts.

Mom
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Mom's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2015.

Photo of Mom post-operation

January 21, 2016

Mom received vision-restoring treatment of her cataracts and glaucoma.

“Mom’s surgery went well. She has been instructed to apply eye drops daily to protect herself from infection,” reports our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre.

Mom shares, “I feel so happy that my eye can see everything clearly and is not so painful. Now I can help my family do some work at the farm field and do house work, and I can help my child take care of my grandchild at home. I also can easily go outside too.”

"Mom's surgery went well. She has been instructed to apply eye drops daily to protect herself from infection," reports our medical partner, ...

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December 14, 2015

“Mom is married with one son, two daughters, and five grandchildren,” our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), tells us. “She works as a rice farmer. In her free time she visits the pagoda to listen to the monks pay, does housework, and visits her relatives.”

Mom has glaucoma in addition to a cataract in each eye. While cataracts cause a filmy layer to form over the eye lens, glaucoma affects the eye’s optic nerve. By inducing high pressure in the inner-eye, glaucoma can lead to eye damage and ultimately vision loss.

With constant discomfort and poor vision, Mom finds herself restricted from being able to go places by herself or do work alone. By itself, a cataract can lead to slowly deteriorated vision. In combination with glaucoma, Mom’s condition puts her at risk of experiencing total blindness if left untreated.

For $300, doctors at CSC can treat Mom’s glaucoma and remove her cataracts during a two-part process. First, to prevent Mom from losing her sight completely, doctors will perform a surgery to create a channel in her eye to drain the excess fluid. She will also be provided with medication to help reduce pressure within her inner eye.

Once recovered from her first surgery, Mom will return to the hospital to receive an operation to remove her cataracts and restore her sight.

After both operations, Mom will regain both her vision and independence, and can enjoy her life without risk of permanent eye damage.

“Mom is married with one son, two daughters, and five grandchildren,” our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), tells us. “She ...

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Mom's Timeline

  • December 14, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 14, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mom 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.

  • December 24, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mom's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 25, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mom's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 21, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mom's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Gladys

Gladys is a strong, hardworking mother from Kenya who is raising her five children on her own. Her oldest child is 14 years old, while her youngest is only three. To support her family, she works as a casual laborer plucking tea. She currently lives in a single-room rental house, which costs Ksh.1200 (~10 USD) per month. Gladys shares that her income is inconsistent and not enough to cover her needed medical treatment. She also does not have active medical coverage and currently has a large accrued bill due to her recent hospital admission. Recently, Gladys was involved in a road traffic accident that caused several fractures. One of the fractures she sustained in this accident was of her left tibia. As a result of this injury, she is currently unable to walk. In order to properly heal her fracture, she must undergo an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) procedure. She also has facial fractures, which will require another ORIF later the same week. However, undergoing an ORIF for her fractured tibia is the current priority. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 8th, Gladys will undergo fracture repair surgery so she can walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure. Gladys says, “I cannot walk and my face is in pain. I am the only breadwinner of the family, and I cannot work if my leg is broken. All my five children depend on me for upkeep and survival. I need this treatment to get back on my feet.”

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