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Kham from Thailand raised $1,500 to restore vision in his right eye.

Kham
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Kham's treatment was fully funded on September 14, 2014.

Photo of Kham post-operation

February 12, 2015

Kham received retinal attachment surgery to restore his eyesight.

The operation was a success!

Kham’s doctor tells us, “Before Kham received retinal attachment surgery, he couldn’t read. His eyes ached and he couldn’t sleep or eat well. Whenever he walked he needed assistance to stop him from falling over. Now, he is able to walk independently.”

“When I grow up I want to be a doctor and I want to take care of patients like me. I want to say thank you to everyone who helped me. If I didn’t get treatment then I would have been blind for my whole life, but now I have a better future,” says Kham.

The operation was a success! Kham's doctor tells us, "Before Kham received retinal attachment surgery, he couldn't read. His eyes ached a...

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July 21, 2014

Meet Kham, an eight-year-old boy from Thailand who loves to paint and enjoys learning English. Currently, Kham has very blurry vision out of his right eye and has been diagnosed with a detached retina, meaning that the retina has separated from the back of the eye. Burma Border Projects, our medical partner, writes that “without surgery, blindness may result. He has already lost vision in his left eye due to retinal detachment so it’s imperative for his future wellbeing he have the surgery.”

“Kham grew up in Burma but moved to Thailand a year and a half ago when his family made the decision to leave in search of better work opportunities. His parents are day laborers and earn a very low income of $20 a day between them. They have spent all their savings and have gone into debt trying to raise money for his medical treatment for his left eye in vain.” Kham has stopped schooling in order to get treatment, and though his parents are worried, “they are very hopeful that the surgery to fix his right eye will be a success and will secure him a brighter future.”

“With treatment, Kham’s vision in his right eye will be fully or partially restored. Kham is looking forward to seeing clearly out of his right eye and returning to school. He understands that he has already missed out on a lot of school and will be behind. However, he is very determined to catch up with the class!”

For $1500, Kham can get retinal reattachment surgery that will help him see clearly again.

Meet Kham, an eight-year-old boy from Thailand who loves to paint and enjoys learning English. Currently, Kham has very blurry vision out of...

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Kham's Timeline

  • July 21, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kham was submitted by Kathryn Delahunty at Burma Children Medical Fund.

  • July 22, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kham received treatment. 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, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kham's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 14, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kham's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Kham. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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