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Sarin from Cambodia raised $809 to help her recover from a knife attack and enable her to hear again.

Sarin
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Fully funded
Sarin's treatment was fully funded on January 17, 2015.

Photo of Sarin post-operation

March 17, 2015

Sarin received surgery to address facial injuries and hearing loss that were the result of a knife attack.

The operation was a success!

“The patient will have a better looking face, and it won’t be painful for her to swallow. She will have better hearing,” Sarin’s doctors tell us. “Sarin is happy that she can go home and not be in pain or have a deformity with her face. Her daughter is glad her mom can open her mouth more easily, has no pain, and can hear better already.”

The operation was a success! "The patient will have a better looking face, and it won't be painful for her to swallow. She will have bett...

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December 31, 2014

“When I’m not working as a nurse, I enjoy cleaning my house and cooking for my kids,” Sarin, a 55-year-old woman from Cambodia, tells us. Sarin raises three children by herself, as her husband passed away a few years ago.

“Two months ago, after getting into an argument, Sarin was attacked by someone with a large knife,” our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, writes. “She has pus consistently coming out of her ear as well as hearing loss and other facial injuries.”

Sarin has been diagnosed with left facial nerve palsy, meaning that the muscles on that side of her face do not receive the necessary signals in order to function properly. Essentially, they have become paralyzed.

Her paralysis is irreversible. But fortunately, there is a surgery that can remove the infected part of Sarin’s ear, help her hear well again, and let her move on with her life. The surgery costs $810, more than she can afford to pay. Let’s help her out!

“When I’m not working as a nurse, I enjoy cleaning my house and cooking for my kids,” Sarin, a 55-year-old woman from Cambodia, tells us. Sa...

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Sarin's Timeline

  • December 31, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sarin was submitted by Harrison Wallace at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • January 1, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sarin 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.

  • January 9, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sarin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 17, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sarin's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Sarin. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

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Mercy

Mercy is a hard working 46-year-old mom who lives with her two grown children. Because she is long separated from her husband, Mercy has taken care of their children by herself, doing whatever work she can find to support her family. Currently, her daughter is unemployed, while her son works doing jobs for a small hotel in their village. In May, Mercy was injured by a neighbor after a disagreement. She sustained an open fracture of her tibia/fibula, resulting in pain and difficulty walking. Mercy requires surgery to heal the fracture, to prevent an infection of the bone in her leg, and to avert other complications which might cause her to lose the use of her leg. Fortunately Mercy went to Nazareth Hospital, where a surgeon reviewed her case, and advised her to have surgery. However, Mercy and her children cannot raise the required fee for her medical care. Surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, can help. On May 26th, Mercy will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation, at Nazareth Hospital. After treatment, Mercy will be able to walk and to work again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure. Mercy said: “I use my legs and my strength to work and make ends meet. My leg is very important for me. I am pleading for assistance so that I may have surgery and be well again so that I can resume my work to support my family.”

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$588raised
$461to go

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