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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
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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.

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Funded by 5 donors

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Simon

Simon is a 20-year-old who, since he was a little boy, he has worked selling goods at a nearby open market. He has no stable source of income and is currently unable to work due to his medical condition. His single mother is unable to support him. Fortunately, his friend is allowing him to stay in their single room close to the city market. Two years ago, Simon began experiencing pain in his left knee, causing him to limp as he walked. His pain eventually spread to his hip. He now cannot walk without a walking stick and has an infected hip and knee, which are limiting his mobility. After receiving a CT scan, Simon was diagnosed with septic arthritis, which is inflammation of a joint caused by an infection, and sequelae of the hip. In hopes to help his condition, Simon visited visited Kenyatta National Hospital. He has since been on medical follow-up for septic arthritis at the facility without any surgical intervention. He eventually had to stop attending the follow-up clinics due to a lack of financial resources. Fortunately, a friend told Simon about our medical partner's care center, and he traveled there to receive treatment. Now, Simon is scheduled to undergo a treatment on July 8th. This will hopefully finally help heal his condition and relieve his pain. Our medical partner is requesting $1,500 to fund his treatment. Simon shares, “I can barely move my leg without support from this walking stick. My hip is painful and my knee is just unbearable. I cannot work in my condition and therefore am struggling to survive.”

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$619to go

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