Vuthy from Cambodia raised $240 to repair burns so he can use his hands.

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Vuthy's treatment was fully funded on November 16, 2014.
  • Vuthy's story
  • Vuthy's update
October 17, 2014
July 6, 2015

Vuthy received treatment to repair burns so he can use his hands again.

Vuthy underwent treatment to release scar contractures from his severe burns, allowing him to regain use of his third, fourth and fifth fing...

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Vuthy's Timeline

  • October 17, 2014

    Vuthy was submitted by Harrison Wallace at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • October 17, 2014

    Vuthy was scheduled to receive 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.

  • November 11, 2014

    Vuthy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 6, 2015

    Vuthy is no longer raising funds.

  • July 6, 2015

    We received an update on Vuthy. Read the update.

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