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Pov is a rice farmer from Cambodia who needs $212 to fund surgery on her eyelids.

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December 19, 2019

Pov is a 66-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has six children, fifteen grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio in her spare time.

Three months ago, Pov developed entropion of the eyelids. This means that her eyelids are turned inwards, which causes her eyelashes to rub against her eyes. It is difficult for her to see and she often has pain, tearing, and blurry vision.

Pov traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On December 19th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a corrective procedure to repair her eyelids. Now, Pov needs help to raise $212 to fund this procedure.

“I hope that the irritation and tearing will go away and I will be able to see better and go outside on my own again,” shared Pov.

Pov is a 66-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has six children, fifteen grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the r...

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Pov's Timeline

  • December 19, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Pov was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • December 19, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Pov received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. 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.

  • December 19, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pov's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 27, 2019
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Pov's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Pov is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Entropion / Ectropion Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $212 for Pov's treatment
Hospital Fees
$57
Medical Staff
$115
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40

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Wai

Wai is a 14-year-old student from Thailand. He temporarily lives with his grandparents and great grandmother in Huay Ka Lote Village in Thailand, but Wai usually lives with his parents across the border in Burma. He came to visit his grandparents during his school break in mid-March 2020 after completing seventh grade, however, he was unable to return to his parents and home when Thailand closed it borders due to COVID-19. His parents are subsistence farmers and they also raise a few chickens, pigs, and goats to sustain their livelihood. When they need money to buy clothes or pay for healthcare, they sell some of their livestock. Meanwhile, his grandparents look after a landowner’s garden and land for 2,000 baht (approx. 67 USD) per month. The income that Wai’s grandparents earn from the landowner is just enough for their daily expenses. Wai is diagnosed with cataract and currently he has lost most of the vision in his right eye and is only able to see light. His right eye also looks red. Aside from that, he has no other symptoms and his eye does not hurt. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Wai. On June 16th, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Wai's natural lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. “I want to become a farmer when I grow up and follow in my parent’s footsteps, but I also want to become a nurse if I receive a chance to do so. I overheard my parents say that they don’t have enough money to continue supporting my studies once I graduate from grade eight, so I’m not so sure whether I’ll be able to continue my studies after next year,” said Wai.

79% funded

79%funded
$1,190raised
$310to go

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