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Success! Cheng from Cambodia raised $518 to fund mobility-restoring knee surgery.

Cheng
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  • $518 raised, $0 to go
$518
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Cheng's treatment was fully funded on January 30, 2021.

Photo of Cheng post-operation

February 1, 2021

Cheng underwent mobility-restoring knee surgery.

Cheng traveled eight hours to Watsi’s medical partner CSC to have surgeons fix his dislocated knee. The surgeons put in a long plat and 14 screws to stabilize his knee. He is recovering well, and will be able to walk soon without pain. He will soon start physiotherapy to increase his strength and gain back his movment.

“I hope I can walk. My knee will be strong and I’ll be able to move around, and I can return to work,” Cheng shared.

Cheng traveled eight hours to Watsi's medical partner CSC to have surgeons fix his dislocated knee. The surgeons put in a long plat and 14 s...

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November 19, 2020

Cheng is a 73-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has three sons, two daughters, and six grandchildren. Cheng’s wife is also a farmer. When he is not farming, Cheng share that he likes to exercise, do housework, take care of his grandchildren, and spend time with his friends.

Cheng was in an accident and his left knee was dislocated. He first went to a provincial hospital where a cast was applied and he stayed for one week. His knee is still destabilized so his neighbor advised him to come to Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). He arrived at the hospital with a dislocated, swollen, and painful left knee. He cannot walk and uses a wheelchair to get around.

When Cheng learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for eight hours seeking treatment. On November 18th, surgeons at CSC will perform a knee fusion procedure so he will be able to walk again without pain. Now, Cheng needs help to fund this $518 procedure.

Cheng said, “I hope after this surgery my knee will be fixed and I can walk again like before.”

Cheng is a 73-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has three sons, two daughters, and six grandchildren. Cheng's wife is also a farmer. Wh...

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Cheng's Timeline

  • November 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Cheng 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.

  • November 19, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 20, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Cheng's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 30, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cheng's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 1, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Cheng's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
Joint Stabilization
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $518 for Cheng's treatment
Hospital Fees
$119
Medical Staff
$351
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$5

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