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Success! Ra from Cambodia raised $225 for surgery to restore his vision.

Ra
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  • $225 raised, $0 to go
$225
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ra's treatment was fully funded on November 27, 2015.

Photo of Ra post-operation

December 20, 2015

Ra received successful cataract surgery.

Ra underwent a short, vision-restoring procedure and is recovering well. “Ra can see clearly now. He has been instructed to apply eye drops daily to protect his eye from infection,” reports our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre.

“I feel happy that I can see everything better than before,” Ra says. “I can do my work at the farm field and I can easily go anywhere outside.”

Ra underwent a short, vision-restoring procedure and is recovering well. "Ra can see clearly now. He has been instructed to apply eye drops ...

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November 2, 2015

Meet Ra, a 35-year-old man from Cambodia. Ra is a rice farmer, and is married without children. “He enjoys fishing and watching boxing on TV,” says our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC).

“Two years ago Ra developed a cataract in each eye. This causes him blurred vision, irritation, and tearing,” shares CSC.

Cataracts occur when the lens inside the eye becomes cloudy from age or trauma, and if left untreated, can lead to decreased vision and even blindness. Ra tells CSC, “I can’t do my work well or walk outside easily. It is difficult to recognize faces.”

Ra and his wife traveled four hours to seek medical attention for Ra at CSC.

$225 will fund surgery to remove both of Ra’s cataracts. CSC reports after the procedure, “Ra will be able to see clearly again.” Cataract surgery consists of removing the cloudy lens and placing a clear lens implant in its place.

Ra shares, “I hope my eyes can see everything clear again because I want to do my work on the farm very well. I want to one day open a shop for selling fruit.”

Meet Ra, a 35-year-old man from Cambodia. Ra is a rice farmer, and is married without children. "He enjoys fishing and watching boxing on TV...

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Ra's Timeline

  • November 2, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ra was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • November 03, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ra 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.

  • November 25, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ra's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 27, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ra's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 20, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ra's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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