Success! Chean from Cambodia raised $253 to fund cataract surgery.

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Fully funded
Chean's treatment was fully funded on September 24, 2023.
  • Chean's story
  • Chean's update
March 9, 2023

Photo of Chean post-operation

October 9, 2023

Chean underwent cataract surgery.

Chean's surgery was successful and he can see clearly again! He has to rest for a few days and use prescription eye drops to make sure his ...

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Chean's Timeline

  • March 9, 2023

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

  • March 9, 2023

    Chean 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 13, 2023

    Chean's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 24, 2023

    Chean's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 9, 2023

    Chean's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

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Innocent is an outgoing and hardworking lady, who is 49 years old. She and her husband and three school age children live in Uganda. Because Innocent was orphaned, she didn't have the opportunity to pursue her education beyond primary school. Today she farms, primarily to produce food crops for the family's consumption, while selling any surplus to help generate some income. Her husband is a builder, who is also engaged in farming. One year ago, Innocent began to experience troubling symptoms, including shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, heart palpitations with high blood pressure, and fatigue on walking even a short distance. Due to limited finances, she tried using local herbs and traditional cutting, with the hope that she would improve, but nothing has worked to alleviate her symptoms. A friend with whom she shared her concerns referred Innocent to the hospital in Nyakibale, where tests and scans were performed. Innocent was diagnosed with bilateral goiter, which impacts the thyroid gland's production of hormones critical to Innocent's metabolism, growth, and other bodily functions. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Innocent receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on December 28th at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale, during which surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252, and Innocent and her family need your help to raise the money. Innocent says: “I believe with your support I will be able to be operated on and will finally be relieved from all these symptoms I’ve been having.”

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