Success! Samnang from Cambodia raised $495 to fund burn contracture release surgery.

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Samnang's treatment was fully funded on April 16, 2024.
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November 1, 2023

Photo of Samnang post-operation

April 16, 2024

Samnang underwent surgery to increase his functionality after a severe burn.

Samnang had a successful surgery and was able to return home shortly after. Samnang will require rehabilitation and physical therapy to opti...

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Samnang's Timeline

  • November 1, 2023

    Samnang was submitted by Menglong Sok, Manager, Administration at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • November 1, 2023

    Samnang 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 1, 2023

    Samnang's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 16, 2024

    Samnang's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 16, 2024

    Samnang's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Touch is a 58-year-old rice farmer from Prey Veng province in Cambodia. He is married with two daughters, five sons, and five grandchildren. He lives with his wife and their youngest children, who are still in school. He spends his days in the rice paddies, cultivating and harvesting rice to support his family. During years with good crops, they have a surplus to sell at the local market. Two years ago, Touch developed a pterygium in his left eye, which causes his eye to tear and to itch. He is very conscious about how he looks, and avoids direct eye contact with other people. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sunlight, wind or dust, causing cells to grow abnormally over the pupil. Touch's vision is significantly impaired because of this condition. Touch needs a surgical procedure to remove the affected conjunctiva from the surface of his cornea, which during the procedure, will be replaced by a conjunctival graft, to prevent a recurrence of this condition. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is seeking $125 to cover the costs of the surgery, which is scheduled for July 2nd, at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. The funds will also be used to cover medications, supplies, and two days of inpatient care. Touch says: "I hope that after surgery, my eye stops tearing and itching. I wish to grow more rice, and not have to worry about my eye anymore."

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