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Thol from Cambodia raised $150 for vision-restoring cataract surgery.

Thol
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  • $150 raised, $0 to go
$150
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Thol's treatment was fully funded on November 21, 2015.

Photo of Thol post-operation

November 25, 2015

Thol received vision-restoring cataract surgery.

“Thol’s cataract removal went well. She can see everything much better now,” reports our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). “CSC has provided Thol with eye drops to apply 8 times a day to protect her eye from infection.”

“I can see everything clearer than before,” Thol shares. “I feel very happy that I don’t have to worry about my eye having a problem anymore. I can help my daughter do some housework like cooking food, cleaning the house, taking care of plants, and watching my grandchildren at home. It will be easy for me to go to the pagoda, join in any ceremony, and go anywhere outside.”

"Thol's cataract removal went well. She can see everything much better now," reports our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). ...

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October 29, 2015

Thol is a 67-year-old woman living in Cambodia with her husband, two sons, three daughters, and 12 grandchildren.

Thol has a cataract in her right eye, which causes blurred vision, pain, and irritation. “It is hard for me to do any work and I cannot walk very well,” explains Thol.

For $150, Thol’s cataract can be surgically corrected. “After a phaco procedure and intraocular lens (IOL) implant for Thol’s right eye, the cataract will be removed,” our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, explains. “Thol will be able to see much better than before.”

“I hope my mother can see everything clearer now so she can help me do some housework and take care of my child at home,” Thol’s daughter shares. “Also, I hope she can walk anywhere by herself and that I can stop worrying about her having an eye problem in the future.”

“I want to see everything clearer than now,” Thol says.

Thol is a 67-year-old woman living in Cambodia with her husband, two sons, three daughters, and 12 grandchildren. Thol has a cataract in ...

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Thol's Timeline

  • October 29, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 29, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Thol 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.

  • November 15, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thol's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 21, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Thol's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 25, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Thol. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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Clement

Clement is a small-scale farmer from Kenya. He was born and raised in a small village called Bugar where most of the people living in the area are farmers or find other casual jobs. He is married and has six children: two girls, and four boys. He did not attend school and communicates only in his mother tongue, called Keiyo. His family lives in a small mud house with a thatched roof and grows their food from their small farm, which mostly consists of maize and beans. Last week, Clement sustained a severe injury on his right leg after he was involved in a road traffic accident while going to the market. He was a passenger on a motorcycle that lost control and fell into a ditch leaving him and the rider with severe injuries. They were rushed to a nearby hospital where they received first aid and were later referred to our medical partner's care center for treatment. An X-ray revealed an open right tibia fibula fracture. Quickly Clement was rushed to the operating theatre for surgical debridement of wounds and casting. He was admitted to the hospital and is awaiting fracture surgery. He is unable to walk and is in great pain. Clement likes spending his days on his farm and as the breadwinner of the family, he's now feeling distressed because he can’t provide for them due to his condition. He is worried about the obstacles his family would face if his leg is not treated, having also been diagnosed with arthritis. The family doesn’t have funds to pay for his surgery and he's appealing for support. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 6th, Clement will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will reduce his pain and help him walk easily again. After complete recovery, he will be able to resume his work and support his family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund his treatment to help him heal. Clement says, “I want to be pain-free and healthy. I hope to be happy again and have a good life. My family needs me the most.”

73% funded

73%funded
$841raised
$304to go

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