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Yi from Cambodia raised $150 so he can see clearly.

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

Photo of Yi post-operation

February 12, 2015

Yi received cataract surgery to improve his eyesight.

His doctor reports, “Yi’s surgery was a success! He looks forward to returning to farming rice, as the season is close to ending, so he can support his family.”

“I am also happy that I can watch news on the TV!” adds Yi.

His doctor reports, "Yi's surgery was a success! He looks forward to returning to farming rice, as the season is close to ending, so he can ...

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October 22, 2014

This is Yi, a 60-year-old rice and crop farmer in Cambodia who enjoys listening to the news on the radio. Yi has three children and two grandchildren who he used to support through his work as a farmer, before his eyesight worsened.

Yi has hypermature cataracts in both eyes. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, reports that “Yi has had blurred vision for the past year because of his hypermature cataracts. He can no longer work as a rice and crop farmer.” Yi shared with our medical partners that he “is sad he cannot work or see anything very well and misses being able to read.”

For $150, we can provide Yi with the cataract surgery necessary to improve his eyesight and prevent blindness. Yi says he is “most looking forward to clearly seeing his grandchildren after his surgery.” Let’s help restore Yi’s vision so he can see his grandchildren and return to work!

This is Yi, a 60-year-old rice and crop farmer in Cambodia who enjoys listening to the news on the radio. Yi has three children and two gran...

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Yi's Timeline

  • October 22, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 22, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yi 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

    Yi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 31, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yi's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Yi. 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.

Andrew

Andrew is a 32-year-old, energetic businessman from Malawi who is married with two sons. He sells fish in a nearby market and lives with his family in a rented 2-bedroom house. His wife is a homemaker, and his children are students in primary school. While selling fish at the market last year, Andrew experienced sharp pain and swelling that slowly decreased but soon became a recurring experience. He visited a traditional healer and then the local health center, where he was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia and referred to the hospital for surgical review. Andrew was placed on a long surgery waitlist, but when the pain became so severe that he could no longer work, his sister informed him about the care center with our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Surgeons at AMH confirmed Andrew's diagnosis of an inguinal hernia, which is a condition that occurs when the intestines or fat from the abdomen protrudes through the abdominal wall. Complications can include bowel obstruction and strangulation, which may be fatal if not surgically repaired. Fortunately, on October 26th, Andrew will undergo reparative surgery. AMH is requesting $575 to help fund this procedure, which is also subsidized by Andrew's co-pay that he was able to gather. Andrew is hopeful that surgery will significantly improve his quality of life and reduce his pain and discomfort. He shared, “I hope that I will be able to concentrate on my business after the surgery. I want to see my children excel in school, and I need to provide for them."

62% funded

62%funded
$360raised
$215to go