Success! Cham from Cambodia raised $481 for a hip replacement.

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Fully funded
Cham's treatment was fully funded on October 5, 2016.
  • Cham's story
  • Cham's update
August 16, 2016

Photo of Cham post-operation

October 26, 2016

Cham successfully received a hip replacement.

Over fourteen years ago, Cham's car drove over a landmine. He spent three months in a hospital after the accident to recover, but in the pas...

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Cham's Timeline

  • August 16, 2016

    Cham was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • August 17, 2016

    Cham 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 8, 2016

    Cham's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 5, 2016

    Cham's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 26, 2016

    Cham's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

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Say is a 31-year-old woman who has lived with her family in a refugee camp for more than 10 years after fleeing the conflict in Burma. She is a homemaker who lives with her husband, elderly father, and three young children who are all attending school. The income for Say’s family comes from cash cards provided by an organisation in the refugee camp. Say’s husband works as a delivery driver outside the camp but he has been unable to work since December 2023 because Say’s father and eldest son have health issues that require support. Their monthly income is not enough to cover their living expenses and they sometimes need to borrow food before their cash card is refilled. Basic health care is provided by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in the refugee camp free of charge, but not advanced care like Say needs. In 2022, Say began having pain, discomfort, and pressure in her abdomen. She was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst and has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy which will remove her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Say's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications. Say is scheduled to undergo a hysterectomy and our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of her procedure and care. “I will look for a job as a nursery teacher in the camp, I used to do this before I had to stop. Thank you so much to the donors who are helping us pay for my surgery and thank you to BCMF. May you all be healthy, and God bless you,” shared Say.

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