Success! Chhoem from Cambodia raised $216 to fund eye surgery to heal her pterygium.

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Fully funded
Chhoem's treatment was fully funded on April 25, 2022.
  • Chhoem's story
  • Chhoem's update
February 4, 2022

Photo of Chhoem post-operation

May 9, 2022

Chhoem underwent eye surgery to heal her pterygium.

Chhoem is happy she took her neighbor's advice to undergo surgery at Children's Surgical Centre to remove the pterygium in her eye. Her surg...

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Chhoem's Timeline

  • February 4, 2022

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

  • February 4, 2022

    Chhoem 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 4, 2022

    Chhoem's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 25, 2022

    Chhoem's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 9, 2022

    Chhoem's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

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Florence is a small scale farmer from Uganda. She travelled across eight districts to reach Nyakibale Hospital, seeking treatment. She was directed to the hospital by a program beneficiary, a bodaboda taxi driver who had faced a similar condition. She works as a farmer, cultivating food crops such as beans, maize, and potatoes primarily for home consumption. Any surplus from her harvest is sold to generate income for her family. Unfortunately, she never had the opportunity to receive an education due to a lack of school fees, which limits her employment options. Her husband is also a farmer, and they have six children, all currently pursuing their education. 24 years ago, Florence began to experience troubling symptoms, including a large anterior neck swelling. Initially, it was not painful, but over the last six years, she has been experiencing persistent headaches, heart palpitations, shoulder heaviness, and respiratory symptoms such as shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. Upon consultation with a doctor at Nyakibale Hospital, she underwent an examination and was subsequently advised to undergo a special scan. She was diagnosed with giant goiter and needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Florence receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on October 24 at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252, and she and her family need help raising money. Florence says, “I hope to be relieved from the pain I have been having for 24 years and to gain a complete recovery.”

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