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Sang from Cambodia raised $150 to treat mature cataracts.

Sang
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  • $150 raised, $0 to go
$150
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sang's treatment was fully funded on August 3, 2015.

Photo of Sang post-operation

August 22, 2015

Sang received treatment to remove a mature cataract.

“Sang has restored vision and will be able to sew clothes again,” Sang’s doctor at Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) reports. “Sang said she is glad that she can now see faces clearly and will start sewing clothes to sell at the market. She is also happy she can go to the pagoda easily.”

"Sang has restored vision and will be able to sew clothes again," Sang’s doctor at Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) reports. “Sang said she ...

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July 28, 2015

Meet Sang an 81-year old woman from Cambodia with five children and 12 grandchildren. Our medical partner, Children’s surgical Centre (CSC), tells us that Sang has a mature cataract in her left eye. Cataracts are a condition in which a structure develops over the eye lens, causing blurred vision, which can worsen over time. When they reach maturation, cataracts can lead to swelling and cover the entire lens with an opaque layer.

CSC explains, “Sang used to sew pillows to sell, but now she has stopped because of her vision. She has difficulty walking to the pagoda by herself, can’t do any work, and can’t see faces clearly. She needs the assistance of her daughter, so her daughter can’t work as much as her family needs her to.”

For just $150, we can give Sang surgery to remove her damaged lens, replacing it with an artificial one. Following surgery Sang’s vision will be restored.

Sang shares, “when she is done with surgery she wants to sew pillows again and go to the pagoda by herself.”

Let’s improve Sang’s condition, fund her treatment, and allow her to see normally again.

Meet Sang an 81-year old woman from Cambodia with five children and 12 grandchildren. Our medical partner, Children’s surgical Centre (CSC),...

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Sang's Timeline

  • July 28, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sang was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • July 28, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sang 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.

  • August 3, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sang's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 3, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sang's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 22, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Sang. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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Sa

Sa is a 36-year-old woman who likes to sew clothes. She also enjoys doing household chores and making delicious curries. Her husband is a nightguard at a hospital. Since 2015, Sa started to experience pain in her back and her pelvic area. Since December, her pain has worsened which makes it hard for her to sleep. She shared that she is feeling increasingly worried and depressed since she first experienced the pain and realized that she was unwell. Watsi donors helped support a CT scan and doctors have now diagnosed her with bilateral ovarian cancer. To help treat her condition, her doctors advised Sa to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Sa's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Sa is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on February 25th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she is hopeful that she'll no longer be in pain and will have a better shot at recovering from cancer. Sa said, "I was very worried when I heard that I needed surgery and that it would cost a lot of money. I was worried that if the donors stopped helping me, where would I come up with enough money to pay for my surgery. I could not sleep last night, constantly worrying about my treatment cost. When I called BCMF's staff and they told me that donors could pay for my surgery, I felt so much better. Thank you everyone for helping me."

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$1,058raised
$442to go

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