Penh is a grandmother from Cambodia who needs $225 to fund eye surgery.

Penh
$25
raised
$200
to go

Penh's story

January 1, 2024

Penh's Timeline

  • January 1, 2024
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Penh was submitted by Ellen Interlandi, Stakeholder Relations at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • January 2, 2024
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Penh was scheduled to receive 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.

  • January 4, 2024
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Penh's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Penh is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    Penh's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre is in progress.

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Oun is a 58-year-old grandmother. She and her husband are farmers in a rural area about two and a half hours from the capital Phnom Penh. They are parents to two sons and one daughter and proud grandparents of three grandchildren. In her free time, she likes to watch Khmer dramas on TV. Oun has spent the majority of her life outside, which has exposed her to sunny, dusty, sandy, and windy conditions which has contributed to her condition. Seven years ago, Oun developed a pterygium in her right eye, which is a non-cancerous growth of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage, wind or dust and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. This causes her irritation and burning. The condition has significantly impacted her vision. It is difficult for her to engage in social activities, read, watch television, or even recognize faces. When Oun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. Oun needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $225. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for March 8th. Oun said, "I hope after surgery my eye will not be red or irritated. I hope to have no worry and go back to planting rice."

$50raised
$175to go