Success! Chanthoeun from Cambodia raised $225 to fund eye surgery so she can care for her grandchildren.

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Chanthoeun's treatment was fully funded on July 11, 2023.
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  • Chanthoeun's update
February 6, 2023

Photo of Chanthoeun post-operation

July 17, 2023

Chanthoeun underwent eye surgery so she can care for her grandchildren.

Chanthoeun had successful surgery to remove the growth on her conjunctiva. She was discharged home from the hospital the following day and p...

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Chanthoeun's Timeline

  • February 6, 2023

    Chanthoeun was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • February 7, 2023

    Chanthoeun 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.

  • February 13, 2023

    Chanthoeun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 11, 2023

    Chanthoeun's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 17, 2023

    Chanthoeun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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