Success! Sitha from Cambodia raised $696 to fund shoulder surgery so he can use his left arm.

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Sitha's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2021.
  • Sitha's story
  • Sitha's update
September 9, 2021

Photo of Sitha post-operation

December 25, 2021

Sitha underwent shoulder surgery so he can use his left arm.

Sitha traveled to our medical partner CSC to have complex surgery to repair the injured nerves in his shoulder and arm. He will work to slow...

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Sitha's Timeline

  • September 9, 2021

    Sitha was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • September 9, 2021

    Sitha 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.

  • September 10, 2021

    Sitha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 21, 2021

    Sitha's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 25, 2021

    Sitha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 20 donors

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