Success! Kim Ly from Cambodia raised $253 to fund cataract surgery to improve her vision.

Kim Ly
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Kim Ly's treatment was fully funded on April 5, 2023.
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November 18, 2022

Photo of Kim Ly post-operation

April 24, 2023

Kim Ly underwent cataract surgery to improve her vision.

It was difficult for Kim Ly to socialize and stay active when she could not see well. She took the advice of neighbors and had successful su...

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Kim Ly's Timeline

  • November 18, 2022

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

  • November 18, 2022

    Kim Ly 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.

  • November 18, 2022

    Kim Ly's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 5, 2023

    Kim Ly's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 24, 2023

    Kim Ly's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

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Kanha is a 21-year-old woman from Cambodia who lives with her family. She has three brothers and two sisters who also still live at home with their parents. Because of an unknown birth condition, she does not speak, so she has never attended school. She occasionally helps out her family by harvesting fruit from local orchards to earn extra income. On March 4th, Kanha fell from a mango tree while collecting fruit and injured her back. She experiences severe pain in her neck and back and is unable to walk. Her family took her to a local provincial hospital, but they could not pay for her care. Instead, the doctors recommended that the family drive four hours to the capital city of Phnom Penh for treatment. She has been diagnosed with a fractured spin and requires surgery. Fortunately, our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Kanha receive treatment. On March 10th, doctors at CSC will perform a spinal laminectomy with metal implants to stabilize her spinal column. A laminectomy enlarges the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord. Now, Kanha and her family need help raising $1,500 to fund her procedure and care. The cost includes hospitalization, surgery, implants, physical therapy, and medications. After recovery, Kanha's pain should improve significantly, and she should have full mobility after four to eight weeks. Kanha's mother shared, "we hope after surgery, my daughter will no longer be in pain and will be able to walk."

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