Success! Vong from Cambodia raised $229 to fund cataract surgery.

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Fully funded
Vong's treatment was fully funded on August 25, 2021.
  • Vong's story
  • Vong's update
May 24, 2021

Photo of Vong post-operation

July 9, 2021

Vong underwent cataract surgery and can see clearly again.

Vong successfully underwent cataract surgery! She remained at the hospital until surgeons were sure she will have no complications, then she...

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Vong's Timeline

  • May 24, 2021

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

  • May 24, 2021

    Vong 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.

  • May 25, 2021

    Vong's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 9, 2021

    Vong's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 25, 2021

    Vong's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

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Phikhirona is a shy 8-year-old student in grade one. Her family consists of her father, formerly employed near Children's Surgical Centre crafting prosthetic limbs, and her two elder sisters. One, aged 13, is currently in grade 5, while the other, aged 11, is navigating grade 4. Unfortunately, her mother succumbed to breast cancer several years ago, so her older sisters watch after her. In her first year of attending school, she has interest in Khmer subjects. Back at home, her cooking skills are being developed by her older sisters, who are teaching her how to prepare her favorite dish - fried pork with vegetables. Phikhirona was born with polydactyly of both hands and feet. This means that she has an extra digit on the side of both hands and polysyndactyly of her feet. On each foot, she has an extra toe that is connected, via fusing or webbing, to an adjacent toe. She faces difficulty wearing conventional shoes due to the presence of extra toes and fingers, and unfortunately, she endures teasing from other children as a result. Fortunately, on January 29th, surgeons will perform a polydactyly repair procedure to remove the extra digits of her hands. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $299 to fund this procedure. After surgery, she will feel more comfortable about her appearance, and she won't be ashamed of how her feet look. Her father shared: "I hope that the surgery will not cause any infection and the extra fingers will not grow back."

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