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Success! Pov from Cambodia raised $212 to fund surgery on her eyelids.

Pov
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  • $212 raised, $0 to go
$212
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Pov's treatment was fully funded on October 31, 2020.

Photo of Pov post-operation

December 27, 2019

Pov underwent surgery on her eyelids.

Pov’s operation went smoothly and she has returned home. Her eye is a little bit swollen after surgery, but she’s been given drops to reduce inflammation and prevent infection. Following surgery, Pov’s eyes have been corrected, improving her vision and confidence.

“I am so happy that my surgery was successful and that I am feeling much better and no longer have any irritation, itchiness, or tearing,” Pov shared.

Pov's operation went smoothly and she has returned home. Her eye is a little bit swollen after surgery, but she's been given drops to reduce...

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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.

  • December 19, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Pov 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.

  • December 19, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pov's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 27, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Pov's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 31, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pov's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Bakandema

Bakandema is a 79-year-old man who runs a small banana plantation, which he and his wife tend to together. They also cultivate maize, beans, and potatoes for their family. Bakandema also brews traditional beer to complement the income from the farm. However, at his old age, he has to work hard to make sufficient income. His eight children have left the nest, but all work in casual labour with limited income. For the last three years, Bakandema has had a right inguinal hernia. The hernia causes him pain, especially when he bends or walks for some time. He cannot sleep well these days. The hernia has been getting worse over time and, without treatment, might become a strangulated hernia which is life-threatening. After selling some goats to travel and pay for his treatment, Bakandema came to Nyakibale Hospital for medical review. He was recommended to undergo herniorrhaphy surgery to treat his condition. However, Bakandema cannot afford the cost of his care and appeals for financial support. Fortunately, on June 9th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Bakandema's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Bakandema shared, “I pray that you help me get treated because I have been in pain for a long time. Once relieved, I will live to give a testimony about what you have done for me as I continue with farming to sustain my family.”

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