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Ban from Cambodia raised $150 to remove a mature cataract in his eye.

Ban
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  • $150 raised, $0 to go
$150
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ban's treatment was fully funded on October 1, 2015.

Photo of Ban post-operation

October 11, 2015

Ban received treatment to restore his vision.

“Ban can now he can see everything clearer than before. He can do any work at his home and can find another job to earn money to support his family,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). “He can go to the pagoda and join in any ceremony.”

CSC continues, “He feels very happy and so thankful to his doctor and all staff at CSC.”

"Ban can now he can see everything clearer than before. He can do any work at his home and can find another job to earn money to support his...

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September 22, 2015

Meet Ban, a 67-year-old man from Cambodia. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), reports, “Ban is married with three sons, five daughters, and seven grandchildren, and he spends his free time listening to the monks praying at the pagoda.”

Two months ago Ban developed a mature cataract in his left eye—a clouding of the lens that often occurs due to old age. Since Ban has developed the cataract, “He has been unable to watch TV or go to pagoda, and he worries about his left eye becoming blind as it is getting harder for him to do work, go to pagoda and join ceremonies, or go anywhere that far by himself,” CSC explains.

Ban needs cataract surgery to replace the cloudy lens in his eye with a clear, artificial implant. This procedure costs $150 and will allow Ban “to see clearly out of his left eye again” and fully regain his sight.

CSC continues, “Ban wants to see everything clearly again so he can find a job to earn money to support his family, easily go to the pagoda, and go places by himself.”

Meet Ban, a 67-year-old man from Cambodia. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), reports, “Ban is married with three sons, ...

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Ban's Timeline

  • September 22, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 23, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ban 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.

  • October 01, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ban's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 01, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ban's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 11, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Ban. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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