Success! Nun from Cambodia raised $483 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Nun
$483
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Fully funded
Nun's treatment was fully funded on April 6, 2024.
  • Nun's story
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October 19, 2023

Photo of Nun post-operation

April 8, 2024

Nun underwent fracture repair surgery.

Nun's femur repair surgery and post-op physiotherapy went well. The bone is aligned and with physiotherapy, he will regain strength to impro...

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Nun's Timeline

  • October 19, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nun was submitted by Ellen Interlandi, Stakeholder Relations at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • October 20, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nun 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.

  • October 24, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 6, 2024
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nun's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 8, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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