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Success! Cheng from Cambodia raised $212 to fund eye surgery.

Cheng
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  • $212 raised, $0 to go
$212
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Cheng's treatment was fully funded on June 4, 2019.

Photo of Cheng post-operation

March 12, 2019

Cheng underwent eye surgery.

Cheng’s operation went smoothly and she has returned home. Her eye is a little bit swollen after surgery, but she’s been given drops to reduce inflammation and prevent infection. Following surgery, Cheng’s eyelid has been lifted, improving her vision and confidence.

She says, “I am so thrilled that my surgery went well and I am able to see much more clearly than before. Now, I am able to continue with my work at the rice field, help out around the house, and go anywhere I want to independently.”

Cheng's operation went smoothly and she has returned home. Her eye is a little bit swollen after surgery, but she's been given drops to redu...

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March 11, 2019

Cheng is a 75-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She likes to take care of her 12 grandchildren and enjoys going to the pagoda in her free time.

Two years ago, Cheng developed entropion of the eyelids. This means that she has burred vision and irritation in her eyes. She often has pain and difficulty seeing properly.

Cheng traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On April 3, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a corrective procedure to repair her eyelids. Now, Cheng needs help to raise $212 to fund this procedure.

She says, “I hope that after surgery I will be able to go outside the house by myself and continue going to the pagoda.”

Cheng is a 75-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She likes to take care of her 12 grandchildren and enjoys going to the pagoda in her free ...

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Cheng's Timeline

  • March 11, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Cheng was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • March 11, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Cheng's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 12, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Cheng's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 03, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Cheng received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. 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.

  • June 04, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cheng's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Entropion / Ectropion Repair
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $212 for Cheng's treatment
Hospital Fees
$57
Medical Staff
$115
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40

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Nan is a 22-year-old woman from Burma. She works as a medic at a clinic near her village. In her free time, she enjoys reading health-related books to gain more knowledge on the work she does. In 2014, while she was attending the medic training at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), she had a fever which was followed by pain in her back and her right abdomen. Although she had ultrasound done at the clinic, the result showed normal. She was just treated for urinary tract infection, and she felt better after five days. In 2016, she again experienced pain in her abdomen but this time was on the left side. She went to a clinic in Taunggyi, Burma, where she again had an ultrasound imaging test. The result this time revealed a stone in her left ureter. The doctor told her to undergo surgery to remove the stone but because she could not afford the surgical cost 800,000 kyat (approx. 800 USD), she just asked for medication. Since then she had a few episode of severe abdominal pain, and she went to different hospitals in Burma to seek treatment but the doctors kept telling her that she needed surgery. One day in 2019, Nan ran into a friend who also had the same kind of health condition as hers. Her friend told her about the assistance she received at Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) and advised her to ask for help there. Nan then went to MTC, a partner organisation of BCMF. After confirming Nan's diagnosis, MTC referred her to BCMF. Nan still is experiencing back pain at the moment. She worries that her pain will increase when she has to travel. She has pain at her back and at suprapubic area, especially when she sits for a longer period of time and/or when she drinks insufficiently. Although Nan wants to continue learning and attending more training on medical and health, her health problem has limited her ability to finish her trainings. Nan said, “After I recovery from this condition, I will save money so that I can open a small shop, for my parents, to sell dry foods."

76% funded

76%funded
$1,147raised
$353to go

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