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Math from Cambodia raised $150 to help him see clearly.

Math
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  • $150 raised, $0 to go
$150
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Math's treatment was fully funded on October 31, 2014.

Photo of Math post-operation

February 12, 2015

Math received surgery to fix his cataracts.

His doctor reports, “Math can see clearly for the first time in three years! He looks forward to rice farming and gardening around his home.”

“I am happy that I can read again!” adds Math.

His doctor reports, "Math can see clearly for the first time in three years! He looks forward to rice farming and gardening around his home....

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October 16, 2014

Meet Math, a 76-year-old grandfather to 15 grandchildren from Cambodia! “Math likes listening to the news on the radio,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). “When his eyesight was better, he liked to garden.”

CSC explains, “For the past three years, Math has been primarily blind because of his cataracts. He cannot walk anywhere without assistance and has had to stop working on the family rice farm.”

For $150, Math will receive treatment for his cataracts which will “improve his eyesight and prevent blindness,” according to his doctors. Math is excited to having his vision restored, telling CSC, “he is looking forward to be being able to care for his grandchildren.” Let’s fund this treatment so Math can get back to gardening and playing with his grandchildren!

Meet Math, a 76-year-old grandfather to 15 grandchildren from Cambodia! “Math likes listening to the news on the radio,” shares our medical ...

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Math's Timeline

  • October 16, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Math was submitted by Erin Bourgois at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • October 16, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Math 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.

  • October 30, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Math's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 31, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Math's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Math. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

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Hser

Hser is a 38-year-old woman who lives with her parents in a refugee camp in Tak Province, Thailand. She and her family fled there many years ago from Karen State in Burma because of civil war. Hser is now a high school teacher in the refugee camp, and she earns 1,000 baht (approx. 33 USD) per month. Hser used to teach groups of students at their home due to Covid restrictions that closed schools in July 2021, but all home teaching was also stopped in September 2021 when Covid cases increased in the refugee camp. Since then, Hser teaches students online, but many of her students cannot afford to pay for mobile data to study from their family’s mobile phones. Since late 2019, Hser has been experiencing pain in the right side of her abdomen every day, especially at night. She says that she has lost her appetite and has lost some weight because of this. She feels like the mass is gradually increasing in size and feels more comfortable lying down then sitting. She also feels tired when she walks. She has been diagnosed with an ovarian tumour, and has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, which involves surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Hser's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Hser is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on November 9th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, this treatment will help Hser to live free from pain and she has hope that she'll be able to live her life happily with her parents in the future. Hser said, “I love being a teacher and when I have recovered, I will continue to teach. My parents worry about me a lot and they want me to receive surgery as soon as possible. They are stressed about my condition, but I do not want to feel stressed because stress cannot help me feel better. So even though I cannot eat a lot, I try to eat as much as I can to stay strong.”

71% funded

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$1,066raised
$434to go

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