Success! Catherine from the Philippines raised $1,253 to fund gallstones surgery so she can live pain free.

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Catherine's treatment was fully funded on August 20, 2022.
  • Catherine's story
  • Catherine's update
April 5, 2022

Photo of Catherine post-operation

September 6, 2022

Catherine underwent gallstones surgery so she can live pain free.

Catherine’s surgery was successful! After a month of enduring her pain which limited her movement, she’s so excited to look after her childr...

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Catherine's Timeline

  • April 5, 2022

    Catherine was submitted by Abegail Joy Cervania, Marketing and Communications Officer at World Surgical Foundation Philippines.

  • April 7, 2022

    Catherine received treatment at Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Philippines. 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.

  • April 11, 2022

    Catherine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 20, 2022

    Catherine's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 6, 2022

    Catherine's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Srey Buoy lives in Kampong Cham province with her family. Both her parents work as farmers, growing rice and corn. Her grandmother stays at home and takes care of her 6-year-old daughter, who is in kindergarten. Her husband works at a clothing factory several hours away in Phnom Penh and travels home on the weekends. At home, Srey Buoy helps her parents harvest vegetables around the house and enjoys playing games with her daughter. On April 14th, 2023, Srey Buoy was in a motorbike accident, where she sustained multiple injuries across her body. She was transported to a hospital in Vietnam for urgent medical care. Throughout the year, her fractures healed, however, her right eye developed ectropion, a condition where the eyelid turns outward, leading to limitations in the lateral movement of her eye. She cannot close her eye completely, which may cause complications as her eyelid cannot completely protect her eye from infections and scrapes. When Srey Buoy learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), her family traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 6th, our surgeons at CSC will perform a contracture release procedure to alleviate tightness, a lateral canthopexy to stabilize the eyelid, and a full-thickness skin graft to repair tissue damage on her right eye. This will allow her to close her eye completely. Srey Buoy and her family are able to contribute $100 but needs to raise $387 more to fund the procedure. After the surgery, Srey Buoy hopes to return home and be able to care for her family without worrying about this anymore.

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