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Theara from Cambodia raised $290 so he can see clearly.

Theara
100%
  • $290 raised, $0 to go
$290
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Theara's treatment was fully funded on December 23, 2014.

Photo of Theara post-operation

March 17, 2015

Theara received treatment to correct his eyesight.

Theara’s doctor at Children’s Surgical Centre writes, “Theara is so happy that his squint has been corrected! He said that he won’t be shy with his friends or anyone and he feels more handsome and confident. Theara looks forward to returning to his studies in the fourth grade.”

Theara’s doctor at Children’s Surgical Centre writes, “Theara is so happy that his squint has been corrected! He said that he won't be shy w...

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December 4, 2014

“Theara is in the 4th grade,” Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). “He is the oldest child in his family. He likes to eat ginger and pork, playing soccer, and his favorite subject is math.”

“Theara was born with a crossed eye,” CSC continues. “This makes his vision blurred and he is shy because of the way he looks. Because of his poor eyesight it is hard for him to read and study in school.”

With $290 clinicians at CSC will be able to care for Theara and improve his eyesight. Let’s fund his care and help him out!

"Theara is in the 4th grade," Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). "He is the oldest child in his family. He likes to eat ginger and pork, play...

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Theara's Timeline

  • December 4, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 4, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Theara 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.

  • December 21, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Theara's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 23, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Theara's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Theara. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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Purity

Purity is an adorable seven-month-old baby who was born with spina bifida. She is the youngest of two children in her family. Her parents previously relied on casual labor to support their family, meaning they would pick up work wherever and whenever it was available. However, with jobs currently being so hard to find, they now do small-scale farming to provide for their family. Since she was born, Purity has had a swelling on her lower back. A few days after birth, her parents took her to a nearby facility, where she was examined three times without receiving any help. During the fourth visit, she was referred to another facility in the bigger city of Nakuru. There, she was diagnosed with spina bifida, a condition caused by the spine not properly closing around the spinal cord. After receiving a diagnosis, Purity was referred to our medical partner's care center, BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH), for treatment. Last week, Purity's family was finally able to gather enough money to bring her to BKKH for an evaluation. However, due to financial constraints, her family is unable to fund the procedure needed to help her condition. Without treatment, Purity is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is able to help. Purity is scheduled to undergo spina bifida closure surgery on July 7th. Now, AMH is requesting $1,151 to cover the cost of Purity's spinal surgery. This procedure will hopefully spare Purity from the risks associated with her condition, instead allowing her to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory. Purity’s mother says, “I’m not happy to see my child with this condition. I would really like her to be treated and have a normal life.”

45% funded

45%funded
$518raised
$633to go

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