Success! Somaly from Cambodia raised $292 to fund cataract surgery.

Somaly
$292
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Somaly's treatment was fully funded on January 9, 2017.
  • Somaly's story
  • Somaly's update
December 21, 2016

Photo of Somaly post-operation

February 2, 2017

Somaly underwent successful cataract surgery.

Somaly's lens aspiration treatment went well for both eyes. Her vision has improved. Somaly's mother says, "I am happy that my daughter c...

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Somaly's Timeline

  • December 21, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Somaly was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • December 22, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Somaly 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 29, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Somaly's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 9, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Somaly's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 2, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Somaly's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

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Linn is a 50-year-old woman from Burma. She is divorced and lives with her mother and son in Karen State - a conflict area near the border of Burma and Thailand. She works as a shop vendor, selling steamed sticky rice with chicken and pork, and her mother is retired. Her 12-year-old son is in the fifth grade in Burma. Linn also cultivates vegetables in her garden and usually cooks meals using them. Linn enjoys watching movies in her free time, but she has not been able to do so for a while now. One year ago, Linn began to experience blurred and double vision. Currently, Linn cannot read, see, or walk well and requires a caregiver to assist her with daily activities. These symptoms have made it increasingly difficult for her to see clearly. Linn was diagnosed with retinal detachment, a condition in which the retina pulls away from the supportive tissue in the eye, resulting in vision loss. If left untreated, she could lose vision completely. Linn is scheduled to undergo surgery to reattach her retina. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), requests $1,500 to cover her procedure and care costs. After her surgery, Linn's vision will hopefully be restored, and she will resume her daily activities comfortably. Linn expressed, "I am very pleased to receive help and I am relieved that I can also stay at BCMF's patients' house in Chiang Mai. I wish for the success of my eye surgery. After recovery, I hope to restart my previous business again."

$932raised
$568to go