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Success! Vanny from Cambodia raised $225 to fund corrective surgery so she can see clearly and get back to school.

Vanny
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  • $225 raised, $0 to go
$225
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Vanny's treatment was fully funded on December 17, 2021.

Photo of Vanny post-operation

December 23, 2021

Vanny underwent corrective surgery so she can see clearly and get back to school.

Vanny and her parents traveled four hours for her surgery at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. Her surgery went well and should permanently correct her eye condition and relieve any symptoms. Vanny will rest for a few days and apply daily antibiotic drops to continue her healing. Her family is excited that she can also return to school and study hard for a bright future.

Vanny’s mother shared, “I feel very happy that my daughter’s eyes can see everything clear so she can go to school and feel good about how her eye looks. I am relieved to no longer worry about damage to her eye. Thank you to everyone who took care of Vanny.”

Vanny and her parents traveled four hours for her surgery at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre. Her surgery went well and shou...

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November 9, 2021

Vanny is a 5-year-old girl in the first grade. She lives with her parents in Svay Rieng Province in Cambodia. Her father is a taxi driver and her mother is a garment factory worker. Vanny is an only child. Outside of school, she likes to play with her friends and draw.

One year ago, Vanny developed an entropion of the eyelids. This means that her eyelids turn inward, causing her eyelashes to scrape the surface of her eyes. It is difficult for her to open her eyes, and the condition causing tearing and irritation.

Vanny’s family traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On November 9th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a corrective procedure to repair her eyelids. Now, their family needs help to raise $225 to fund this procedure.

Vanny’s mother said, “I am so glad my child can get this surgery and go back to school with peace and comfort.”

Vanny is a 5-year-old girl in the first grade. She lives with her parents in Svay Rieng Province in Cambodia. Her father is a taxi driver an...

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Vanny's Timeline

  • November 9, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 9, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Vanny 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 10, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Vanny's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 17, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Vanny's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 23, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Vanny's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

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Funded by 6 donors

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Treatment
Entropion / Ectropion Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $225 for Vanny's treatment
Hospital Fees
$57
Medical Staff
$128
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40

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Harriet

Harriet is a smallscale farmer and a mother of four. She was able to complete school up to the 6th grade, then could not proceed with education due to limited financial support from her family. Her husband is a casual laborer finding work where he can around their village. They own a two-room mud house for shelter. Their family's eldest is 13 years old and in primary school class three while the last born is 5 years old and in baby junior class. Harriet shared that sustaining her family has been hard for her and her husband. During her free time, she enjoys working on her farm whenever she is not doing her household chores. About four months ago, Harriet began to experience troubling symptoms, including severe lower abdominal pains and immediately went to seek medical attention at Rushoroza hospital. She was diagnosed with a ruptured appendicular abscess. This is a complication of acute appendicitis which results from the invasion of the appendix by bacteria following an obstruction. It was managed and the doctors advised her to return after a while for appendicectomy but she has not been able to afford the surgery cost. Currently, Harriet has completely stopped farming due to severe pain. If her surgery is not done, Harriet is at risk of suffering a recurring appendicular abscess and could live a very poor quality of life. Her family however cannot afford the surgery charges. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Harriet receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a curative laporotomy on November 11th at our medical partner's care center. This procedure will cost $284 and Harriet and her family need your support. Harriet says, “I hope to live a better life after the surgery because I have been in so much pain. I will resume farming as soon as I get better.”

59% funded

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$170raised
$114to go

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