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Reth from Cambodia raised $405 so she can speak and eat without pain.

Reth
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  • $405 raised, $0 to go
$405
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$0
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Fully funded
Reth's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2014.

Photo of Reth post-operation

March 17, 2015

Reth received surgery to treat a painful jaw deformity.

The operation was a success!

“The patient will have no pain in her jaw and will be able to open and close her mouth as she use to do,” Reth’s doctors tell us.

“I want to thank all of the docs and nurses at CSC and I am so happy with the quality of my care,” says Reth.

The operation was a success! "The patient will have no pain in her jaw and will be able to open and close her mouth as she use to do," Re...

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December 9, 2014

“Reth is looking forward to not having any pain when she speaks or eats,” says our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). Meet Reth, a 52-year-old grandmother in Cambodia who has a jaw deformity.

Reth has five daughters and six grandchildren. “She very much likes having her grandchildren around the house and looking after them. She also enjoys listening to traditional Khmer songs on the radio,” CSC tells us.

“Ten years ago Reth broke her jaw, and it healed improperly, making it so she cannot open her mouth to eat or speak without pain,” shares CSC. As a result of her condition, Reth must depend upon her husband for support.

$405 will fund the surgery and post-operative care Reth needs to repair her jaw. “She will be able to fully open her mouth and will not be in pain after she is healed from surgery,” says CSC. Let’s help Reth regain her health!

"Reth is looking forward to not having any pain when she speaks or eats,” says our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). Meet R...

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Reth's Timeline

  • December 9, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Reth was submitted by Harrison Wallace at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • December 9, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Reth 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.

  • December 25, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Reth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 28, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Reth's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Reth. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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Ann is a 45-year-old woman from a remote area in Kiambu County of Kenya. She is married and they have four children. Ann takes care of their house and children without a source of income and her husband works as a driver. What he earns is just enough to cater to their family needs and children's education. Transportation is a great challenge where they live. To come to the hospital today, Ann left her house at 4 a.m. to make it to Nazareth Hospital by the morning time. Since the age of four, Ann started having on-and-off bouts of tonsillitis. Two of her children, as well as other family members, have already undergone tonsillectomy, but she has not yet managed to be healed. Over the past year, she has been repeatedly needing to go to the hospital and has had many injections. She has been experiencing neck pain, swollen and infected tonsils, headaches, and earaches. The ENT surgeon has advised her to have her tonsils removed. Ann’s husband has coverage under a national health insurance plan, but her surgery was not approved for support. Our Medical Partner African Mission Healthcare is now helping to raise $565 to cover her treatment. "Our insurance is currently having issues, but I can’t wait to have the tonsils removed. They have disrupted my normal life and the injections are too many and even more painful than the tonsils. I am pleading for support so that I can get over this problem, to regain my normal life, and take care of my family," said Ann.

26% funded

26%funded
$148raised
$417to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Ann

Ann is a 45-year-old woman from a remote area in Kiambu County of Kenya. She is married and they have four children. Ann takes care of their house and children without a source of income and her husband works as a driver. What he earns is just enough to cater to their family needs and children's education. Transportation is a great challenge where they live. To come to the hospital today, Ann left her house at 4 a.m. to make it to Nazareth Hospital by the morning time. Since the age of four, Ann started having on-and-off bouts of tonsillitis. Two of her children, as well as other family members, have already undergone tonsillectomy, but she has not yet managed to be healed. Over the past year, she has been repeatedly needing to go to the hospital and has had many injections. She has been experiencing neck pain, swollen and infected tonsils, headaches, and earaches. The ENT surgeon has advised her to have her tonsils removed. Ann’s husband has coverage under a national health insurance plan, but her surgery was not approved for support. Our Medical Partner African Mission Healthcare is now helping to raise $565 to cover her treatment. "Our insurance is currently having issues, but I can’t wait to have the tonsils removed. They have disrupted my normal life and the injections are too many and even more painful than the tonsils. I am pleading for support so that I can get over this problem, to regain my normal life, and take care of my family," said Ann.

26% funded

26%funded
$148raised
$417to go