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Phea from Cambodia raised $375 to get healthy.

Phea
100%
  • $375 raised, $0 to go
$375
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Phea's treatment was fully funded on March 11, 2014.

Photo of Phea post-operation

February 12, 2015

Phea received surgery to remove an obstructive meningoencephalocele so he can grow up normally.

Phea’s doctor says, “Phea’s surgery went very well, and he has since returned home. He is no longer at risk of complications, and can lead a much more normal life.”

His mother adds, “We feel much better.”

Phea's doctor says, "Phea's surgery went very well, and he has since returned home. He is no longer at risk of complications, and can lead a...

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March 4, 2014

Phea is a 12-year old boy from Cambodia who likes playing outside with his friends. He was born with a rare condition called meningoencephalocele, a sac-like protrusion of the membrane that surrounds the brain. A meningoencephalocele occurs when the neural tube does not close completely during fetal development, and it can be life-threatening.

Phea’s condition puts him at risk for complications like meningitis and brain hemorrhaging. His mom says she is worried about his condition, and has kept her son from school to protect him.

Phea says that he was afraid of receiving surgery on his face, but when he saw his best friend from his village, Neng, receive surgery for the same condition (also through Watsi!), Phea decided that he wanted treatment too.

For $375, Phea will receive surgery to remove the sac-like protrusion and repair his face. Let’s help Phea grow up healthy and ease his and his mom’s worry!

Phea is a 12-year old boy from Cambodia who likes playing outside with his friends. He was born with a rare condition called meningoencephal...

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Phea's Timeline

  • March 4, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Phea was submitted by Anne McMurrey at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • March 4, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Phea 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.

  • March 10, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Phea's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 11, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Phea's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Phea. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.