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Yi from Cambodia raised $225 for surgery to restore her vision.

Yi
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  • $225 raised, $0 to go
$225
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Yi's treatment was fully funded on September 8, 2015.

Photo of Yi post-operation

September 17, 2015

Yi received surgery to restore her vision.

“Yi can see clearly again,” Yi’s doctor at Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) reports. “Yi is excited to be able to see and help her daughter do the house work, take care of her grandchildren at home and go anywhere outside by herself.”

"Yi can see clearly again," Yi's doctor at Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) reports. "Yi is excited to be able to see and help her daughter ...

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August 19, 2015

Meet Yi, a 58-year-old woman from Cambodia. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), tells us, “Yi is married with a daughter and two grandchildren, and she spends her days doing housework and watching Thai dramas on TV.”

For a decade now, Yi has been living with cataracts in both of her eyes. This is a condition that can develop with age as the lens inside the eye becomes cloudy, and as it worsens it can lead to blindness. CSC says that Yi’s cataracts, “Really blur her vision and she finds it hard to do any work at home, difficult to go outside alone, and she thinks she will soon go blind.”

Yi’s vision can be restored with cataract surgery. This procedure costs $225 and will remove the cloudy lenses in both of her eyes and replace them with a clear implant. CSC tells us that with this surgery, “Yi will have clear vision.”

CSC continues, “After surgery Yi mainly wants to be able to do things independently and be able to go outside without any problems.” Yi’s goal is attainable with this surgery – let’s make it happen!

Meet Yi, a 58-year-old woman from Cambodia. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), tells us, “Yi is married with a daughter ...

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Yi's Timeline

  • August 19, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Yi was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • August 19, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yi 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 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 8, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yi's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Yi. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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