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Thay from Cambodia raised $150 so he can see clearly.

Thay
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  • $150 raised, $0 to go
$150
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Thay's treatment was fully funded on October 28, 2014.

Photo of Thay post-operation

February 12, 2015

Thay received cataract surgery to restore his vision.

Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, shares, “Thay is so happy that his surgery was a success and that he can see clearly again! He looks forward to being able to help his daughter in her Khmer noodle shop to earn an income for the family.”

Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, shares, "Thay is so happy that his surgery was a success and that he can see clearly again!...

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October 16, 2014

Meet Thay, a 73-year-old grandfather from Cambodia! Thay has eight grandchildren and enjoys listening to the news on the radio. Several months ago, Thay’s vision began to blur due to mature cataracts in both of his eyes.

Since experiencing vision impairment, Thay has had to depend on help from his family. According to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, “Thay has difficulty walking and moving around on his own.” The team adds, “He needs his daughter to help care for him which means she has less time to work and care for the rest of the family.”

Thay’s treatment will improve his eyesight and prevent blindness. Thay is excited to regain his vision, explaining, “I hope the surgery is a success so I can help my daughter in [making] noodle soup.”

For $150, we can fund Thay’s cataract surgery and prevent further vision loss! Let’s help Thay gain access to the medical care he needs to improve his vision so that he may return to the kitchen with his daughter soon!

Meet Thay, a 73-year-old grandfather from Cambodia! Thay has eight grandchildren and enjoys listening to the news on the radio. Several mont...

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Thay's Timeline

  • October 16, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Thay was submitted by Erin Bourgois at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • October 16, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Thay 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 21, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thay's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 28, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Thay's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Thay. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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Harriet

Harriet is a smallscale farmer and a mother of four. She was able to complete school up to the 6th grade, then could not proceed with education due to limited financial support from her family. Her husband is a casual laborer finding work where he can around their village. They own a two-room mud house for shelter. Their family's eldest is 13 years old and in primary school class three while the last born is 5 years old and in baby junior class. Harriet shared that sustaining her family has been hard for her and her husband. During her free time, she enjoys working on her farm whenever she is not doing her household chores. About four months ago, Harriet began to experience troubling symptoms, including severe lower abdominal pains and immediately went to seek medical attention at Rushoroza hospital. She was diagnosed with a ruptured appendicular abscess. This is a complication of acute appendicitis which results from the invasion of the appendix by bacteria following an obstruction. It was managed and the doctors advised her to return after a while for appendicectomy but she has not been able to afford the surgery cost. Currently, Harriet has completely stopped farming due to severe pain. If her surgery is not done, Harriet is at risk of suffering a recurring appendicular abscess and could live a very poor quality of life. Her family however cannot afford the surgery charges. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Harriet receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a curative laporotomy on November 11th at our medical partner's care center. This procedure will cost $284 and Harriet and her family need your support. Harriet says, “I hope to live a better life after the surgery because I have been in so much pain. I will resume farming as soon as I get better.”

15% funded

15%funded
$45raised
$239to go

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