Success! Phally from Cambodia raised $430 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Phally
$430
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Fully funded
Phally's treatment was fully funded on March 14, 2019.
  • Phally's story
  • Phally's update
January 8, 2019

Photo of Phally post-operation

January 23, 2019

Phally underwent fracture repair surgery.

Phally's surgery went well and he's been working with the physiotherapy team to improve the mobility and function in his leg. Surgery will a...

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Phally's Timeline

  • January 8, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 9, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Phally 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 9, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Phally's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 23, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Phally's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 14, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Phally's treatment was fully funded.

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