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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. 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, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • 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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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Duncan

Duncan is a 28-year-old man from Kenya. He is currently unemployed. Both of his parents are elderly and are farmers. Because of his current condition, he lives with his relatives who help him visit the hospital regularly for checkups. Duncan currently has tinnitus in his right ear, which causes him to have reduced hearing. His symptoms began in early 2010 after a road traffic accident, which also caused him a spine injury. He is currently still waiting to receive spine surgery. A few weeks after the accident, Duncan started having ear drainage, and visited a local hospital in his hometown for treatment. His ear eventually recovered, but the pain and infection reappeared two years later in 2012. Gradually, Duncan became unable to hear voices well, and currently he is not able to hear using the right ear. Doctors have recommended that he get a hearing aid to restore his hearing to its normal levels and improve his quality of life. However, Duncan cannot afford the cost of the hearing aids. His National Health Insurance Fund coverage cannot cover the cost of both his spine surgery and this treatment for his hearing loss. He currently relies on well-wishers to pay for his medical bills. Duncan appeals for financial support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Duncan receive his hearing aids on March 31st. This will cost $748, and he needs help raising money. Duncan shared, “I am losing my hearing at a tender age, my mobility is also threatened and I am unable to afford the increasing cost of medical care. I need support to get this treatment so that I may hear well again. Thank you for your support.”

49% funded

49%funded
$372raised
$376to go