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Ponleu from Cambodia raised $250 to get healthy.

Ponleu
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  • $250 raised, $0 to go
$250
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ponleu's treatment was fully funded on April 5, 2013.

Photo of Ponleu post-operation

Ponleu received care to repair his vision and is expected to make a full recovery.

Our coordinator in Cambodia says, “Ponleu’s surgery will make everyday life so much easier. Ponleu was adamant that he return to school as quickly as possible as he had already missed a few days of classes. You can see in the photo his eye is still red and puffy, but the doctors gave him the okay to leave first thing in the morning the day after his surgery.”

“I am happy,” Ponleu said with a smile.

Our coordinator in Cambodia says, "Ponleu's surgery will make everyday life so much easier. Ponleu was adamant that he return to school as q...

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Ponleu is a student. He studies English and Finance at a school in his home province near the Vietnamese border, but he’s constantly straining his eyes because of strabismus, a condition that can cause permanent vision problems and fatigue if left untreated.

Ponleu needs a $250 surgery to treat his strabismus and realign his eyes so he can continue with school. He comes from a family of farmers, but his dream is to work at a bank.

Ponleu loves playing tennis, listening to music, and spending time with his friends. His father recently passed away, but he is determined to succeed in school and create a good life for himself.

Ponleu is a student. He studies English and Finance at a school in his home province near the Vietnamese border, but he's constantly straini...

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Ponleu's Timeline

  • April 04, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ponleu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 05, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ponleu's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Ponleu. Read the update.

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Funded by 1 donor

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Adere

Adere is a nice thirteen year old boy who loves to go to school and study. He is in grade six and loves music. He spends his free time listening to country music and also loves to dance with his friends. His parents are farmers of teff and maize. But their harvest from their farm is very limited because of the hot and dry landscape. The population in the area is mostly supported by the government and NGOs for food and other basic needs. His parents have 12 children. Three of them are dependently living and the rest of the children are supported by their parents. Adere was born with congenital anomaly called Bladder Exstrophy. The child’s bladder is open to the air and not within the body. He leaks urine directly to his abdomen. As a result, he has bladder exposed to dirt which can cause infections and injury. Adere suffers from pain from irritation of the bladder, infection, and a bad smell from the continuous urinary leakage for the past years. In his classroom, he sits far from other students in the back alone. He mostly prefers to be alone, psychologically affected by the bad smell. His parents are always very worried and concerned because of his condition. They took him to a clinic in their area when he was a child, and the clinic told them this has to be treated in referral hospital. Their village is very rural that they couldn’t get to a hospital and the parents couldn’t bring him to the capital. Adere's brother said, “I believe he will have a normal life, free from any smell and psychological concerns.”

20% funded

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$310raised
$1,190to go