Success! Vandy from Cambodia raised $266 to fund eye surgery.

Vandy
$266
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$0
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Fully funded
Vandy's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.
  • Vandy's story
  • Vandy's update
May 23, 2017

Photo of Vandy post-operation

June 19, 2017

Vandy underwent eye surgery.

Vandy's entropion correction procedure for both eyes went well. After the procedure in each eye, he was given eye ointment to prevent bacter...

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Vandy's Timeline

  • May 23, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Vandy was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • May 23, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Vandy 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.

  • June 2, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Vandy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 19, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Vandy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Vandy's treatment was fully funded.

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