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Soeun from Cambodia raised $225 to restore her vision.

Soeun
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  • $225 raised, $0 to go
$225
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Fully funded
Soeun's treatment was fully funded on October 25, 2015.

Photo of Soeun post-operation

October 29, 2015

Soeun received surgery to restore her vision.

“Soeun’s cataracts were successfully removed and she can see clearly out of both eyes now,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. “She is excited to be able to walk anywhere by herself now.”

“I feel very happy that I can see everything clearer than before, work, easily walk to the pagoda by myself, and look after my family,” Soeun says.

"Soeun's cataracts were successfully removed and she can see clearly out of both eyes now," shares our medical partner, Children's Surgical ...

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September 28, 2015

Meet Soeun, a 75-year-old woman from Cambodia. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), tells us, “Soeun is married with two sons, five daughters, and 20 grandchildren. She enjoys listening to the monks praying.”

CSC continues, “Soeun developed a cataract in each eye five months ago, and since then she has been partially blind.” A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes clouded with age, causing loss of vision and may also lead to blindness.

As a result of her cataract, CSC shares “Soeun feels so bored because it is hard for her to do any work, or to walk and go anywhere outside by herself.”

For $225 Soeun will receive a surgery where the clouded lens of her eye will be removed and replaced with a clear lens implant. CSC says this treatment will enable “Soeun to see clearly again and regain her independence.”

After surgery, CSC says “Soeun hopes to see everything more clearly and be able to do any work by herself. She hopes after treatment it will also make it easy for her to go to the pagoda and join in any ceremony.”

Meet Soeun, a 75-year-old woman from Cambodia. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), tells us, "Soeun is married with two s...

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Soeun's Timeline

  • September 28, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 28, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Soeun 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.

  • October 23, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Soeun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 25, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Soeun's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 29, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Soeun. Read the update.

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