Success! Ol from Cambodia raised $253 to fund life-changing cataract surgery.

Ol
$253
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$0
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Fully funded
Ol's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2023.
  • Ol's story
  • Ol's update
July 19, 2023

Photo of Ol post-operation

January 5, 2024

Ol underwent life-changing cataract surgery.

Ol's vision had been deteriorating over the years, and it had reached a point where he couldn't even go outside without someone's help. This...

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Ol's Timeline

  • July 19, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ol was submitted by Panha Im, IT Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • July 19, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ol 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.

  • July 26, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ol's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 25, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ol's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 5, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ol's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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