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Thai from Cambodia raised $150 to restore his clear vision.

Thai
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  • $150 raised, $0 to go
$150
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$0
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Fully funded
Thai's treatment was fully funded on January 11, 2015.

Photo of Thai post-operation

March 17, 2015

Thai received treatment to restore his vision.

Thai’s surgery was a success! His doctor at Children’s Surgical Centre writes, “Thai’s second surgery was a success and his eyesight has been restored now that both cataracts have been removed! He looks forward to being able to care for his grandchildren and visiting the pagoda on his own to listen to the monks pray.”

Thai's surgery was a success! His doctor at Children's Surgical Centre writes, "Thai's second surgery was a success and his eyesight has bee...

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December 25, 2014

Say hi to Thai, an 82-year-old man in Cambodia who has five children and six grandchildren. Thai has a mature cataract in his right eye which affects his vision.

Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), explains, “Thai had a successful surgery to remove the cataract in his left eye but for his vision to be fully restored the remaining cataract in his right eye will also need to be removed.”

For $150, Thai will receive the surgery he needs to see clearly again. CSC tells us, “He likes listening to the monks praying and is looking forward to being able to go to the pagoda on his own if his eyesight is restored. Thai also looks forward to taking care of his grandchildren.”

Let’s help Thai get his eyesight back and achieve these goals!

Say hi to Thai, an 82-year-old man in Cambodia who has five children and six grandchildren. Thai has a mature cataract in his right eye whic...

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Thai's Timeline

  • December 25, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Thai was submitted by Erin Bourgois at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • December 25, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Thai 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.

  • January 7, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thai's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 11, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Thai's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Thai. Read the update.

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