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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
raised
$0
to go
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.

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Funded by 9 donors

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Peace

Peace is a 60-year-old farmer and a mother of seven children. She is also widowed as her husband unfortunately passed away this year in May due to cancer of the stomach. Peace works incredibly hard to support and take care of her children by earning a living from the coffee and banana plantation that her husband left her with. In addition, she weaves millet baskets and mats earning her an extra income. However, she shared that due to her age, poor eyesight hinders her from weaving now. For a year now, Peace has been experiencing issues of stomach pain, backache, general body weakness paralysis, excessive bleeding, and great discomfort. At first, she thought it was simple abdominal pain and attended the clinic. She was misdiagnosed and given urinary tract infection treatment but was not relieved of her pain. Since then, Peace has been diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus to help her heal. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $219 to fund Peace's surgery. She is scheduled to undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner’s care center on August 5th. Once recovered, Peace will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Peace says: “I hope that once I am given financial support, my surgery will be possible, I will get well and continue with farming because my children are still in school and they need my support because they have no one else.”

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$107raised
$112to go

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