Success! Dav from Cambodia raised $696 to fund surgery for nerve damage so he can return to work.

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Dav's treatment was fully funded on June 27, 2022.
  • Dav's story
  • Dav's update
March 7, 2022

Photo of Dav post-operation

July 10, 2022

Dav underwent surgery for nerve damage so he can return to work.

Dav had extensive nerve transfer surgery after injuring his shoulder. His surgery went well, and he’s doing light therapy as he begins the l...

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Dav's Timeline

  • March 7, 2022

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

  • March 7, 2022

    Dav 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.

  • March 10, 2022

    Dav's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 27, 2022

    Dav's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 10, 2022

    Dav's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

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Rose is a 62-year-old widow with two fully grown children. She lost her husband four years ago. Rose owns a small business where she sells sand and also performs garden maintenance for a small fee. Rose gets support from both children, who are married with children themselves now. She lives with her second-born child in a three-bedroom house without water and electricity. Rose likes doing house chores and enjoys eating nsima, a culinary tradition of Malawi, made from maize flour with vegetables. In 2014, Rose started experiencing pain when she swallowed. She visited the hospital near her home, where she was treated. The treatment worked for awhile until December of last year when her daughter noticed that Rose's neck was swollen on the right side. In March, Rose noticed that the swelling was getting larger and also causing consistent pain. Rose decided it was time to visit Kamuzu Central Hospital in Malawi where a scan revealed her mass had grown substantially and was stemming from the right thyroid lobe. Her doctor diagnosed her with a goiter and determined that surgery would be needed. Due to her financial challenges, Rose could not afford the surgery. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. Rose met with a surgeon who confirmed her diagnosis and the need for surgical intervention called a thyroidectomy, which removes part or all of the thyroid gland. Rose believes the surgery will help her to get better and prevent her symptoms from impacting her day to day life, and allow her to focus on how good her life is. She was able to contribute $10 toward her care and is grateful to all to help her raise the $1,015 needed. Rose said, “Thank you donors for supporting me, I want to live my normal life.”

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