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Nit from Cambodia raised $290 to correct her crossed eyes.

Nit
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  • $290 raised, $0 to go
$290
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Fully funded
Nit's treatment was fully funded on September 17, 2015.

Photo of Nit post-operation

September 22, 2015

Nit received treatment to correct her crossed eyes.

“Nit no longer has squints and her eye looks normal,” Nit’s doctor at Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) reports. “Nit’s mother says now she doesn’t have to be shy anymore because her eye looks normal and she looks pretty like the other girls. She will resume going to school.”

"Nit no longer has squints and her eye looks normal," Nit's doctor at Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) reports. "Nit's mother says now she d...

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September 1, 2015

A shy but imaginative young girl, Nit likes, “playing made up games with her friends,” says our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). The seven-year-old from Cambodia is in first grade and likes math.

Nit has a condition known as strabismus. This prevents her eyes from staying aligned, causing them to occasionally cross. Due to the misalignment, strabismus often makes the brain work harder, leading to eye strain and headaches. It can also affect overall vision.

Given her condition, Nit has become very shy with other children her age, particularly while at school. Additionally, strabismus can cause patients to tire easily, which may pose issues with schooling. Nit’s mother tells CSC, “her daughter’s studying is affected by her eye.”

With $290, Nit will receive strabismus surgery and realign her eyes. This is an effective and long term solution to Nit’s condition, allowing her eyes to function normally throughout her life. To support her recovery, Nit will remain in the hospital for three days after her surgery, giving her immediate access to any medical care she may need.

After treatment, “Nit won’t have a cross eye,” CSC says.

With surgery, Nit’s mother hopes that Nit will no longer “be shy with her friends.” Importantly—without strain on her eyes—Nit can also continue with her schooling more comfortably.

A shy but imaginative young girl, Nit likes, “playing made up games with her friends,” says our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre ...

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Nit's Timeline

  • September 1, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nit was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • September 1, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nit 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.

  • September 13, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nit's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 17, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nit's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 22, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Nit. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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