Success! Chheng from Cambodia raised $1,087 to fund knee replacement surgery.

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Fully funded
Chheng's treatment was fully funded on November 6, 2020.
  • Chheng's story
  • Chheng's update
January 5, 2020

Photo of Chheng post-operation

February 2, 2020

Chheng underwent knee replacement surgery.

Chheng is recovering well from surgery. She is doing light physiotherapy as her mobility continues to improve. She will continue her exercis...

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Chheng's Timeline

  • January 5, 2020

    Chheng was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • January 6, 2020

    Chheng 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.

  • January 7, 2020

    Chheng's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 2, 2020

    Chheng's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 6, 2020

    Chheng's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 29 donors

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Originally from Burma, Cherry is a 34-year-old woman who lives with her father's cousin and her two cousins in Tak Province, Thailand. Her two cousins are students, while Cherry is a homemaker. Her father's cousin runs her own small business, selling everything from makeup to food online or through her friends. They work hard to support their family. In the beginning of 2023, Cherry began to experience troubling symptoms, including swollen neck and discomfort when swallowing food. She was diagnosed with thyroid goiter. The thyroid is the gland located in front of your neck and produces thyroid hormones. These hormones are responsible for functions such as metabolism, growth and other bodily functions. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is helping Cherry receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on January 24th at Mae Sot General Hospital. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. She and her family need help raising $1,500 for her treatment. Cherry said, "I feel stressed about my condition. Since I heard that my family who lives in Burma have now become displaced, I have felt more stressed and I am worried about them. I want to get treatment and recover soon so that I can look for a job and support my family back home. Thank you to all the donors and the organisation Burma Children Medical Fund for being willing to help me by paying for my treatment cost."

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