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Success! Sokhom from Cambodia raised $225 to fund sight-restoring eye surgery.

Sokhom
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  • $225 raised, $0 to go
$225
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sokhom's treatment was fully funded on January 4, 2021.

Photo of Sokhom post-operation

September 16, 2020

Sokhom underwent sight-restoring eye surgery.

Sokhom’s surgery was successful, and her eyelids have been treated. She has been discharged home with eye drops to aid in her full recovery. She no longer feels any irritation or eye pain, and the surface of her eyes will no longer be in danger of damage.

Sokhom shared, “Already my eye irritation is gone and I am feeling much better. I will be able to spend time working or being with my family without any trouble now.”

Sokhom's surgery was successful, and her eyelids have been treated. She has been discharged home with eye drops to aid in her full recovery....

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July 6, 2020

Sokhom is a 72-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia. She has four children and twelve grandchildren. She lives with her daughter and helps take care of her grandchildren. Her husband passed away fifteen years ago. She cooks and does housework, and in her free time she goes for walks with her grandchildren and visits the pagoda.

Ten years ago, Sokhom developed entropion of the eyelids. This means that her eyelashes have turned in and are scratching the surface of her eyes. She feels constant irritation, experiences tearing and occasional eye pain.

Sokhom traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On July 6th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a corrective procedure to repair her eyelids. Now, Sokhom needs help to raise $225 to fund this procedure.

Sokhom shared, “If my eyelid stops causing this irritation I will be much more relaxed and happy. I want to see my family well and take my youngest grandchild out to play and not worry that I cannot see.”

Sokhom is a 72-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia. She has four children and twelve grandchildren. She lives with her daughter and h...

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Sokhom's Timeline

  • July 6, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sokhom was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • July 6, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sokhom 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.

  • July 7, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sokhom's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 16, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sokhom's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 4, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sokhom's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Entropion / Ectropion Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $225 for Sokhom's treatment
Hospital Fees
$57
Medical Staff
$128
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40

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