Success! Thearith from Cambodia raised $464 to fund myringoplasty ear surgery so he can communicate better.

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Thearith's treatment was fully funded on March 4, 2021.
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  • Thearith's update
December 24, 2020

Photo of Thearith post-operation

March 5, 2021

Thearith underwent myringoplasty ear surgery.

Thearith had a successful operation! He was able to return home from the hospital after a day of observation. At his one month check-up, The...

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Thearith's Timeline

  • December 23, 2020

    Thearith 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.

  • December 24, 2020

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

  • December 26, 2020

    Thearith's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 4, 2021

    Thearith's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 5, 2021

    Thearith's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

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Mark is a 2-year-old boy, His mother works as a teacher, while the father owns a small business of selling thrift shoes around town. However, ever since the lock down period during the COVID-19 pandemic, their business has been slow, thus, reducing their household income. The past year has been the most difficult for them, and they are unable to raise funds to seek medical treatment for their son. Last year, while playing with his friends, Mark accidentally pulled on a flask of hot water resulting in the water spilling and burning most parts of his arms and stomach. Following the accident, his mother applied honey and a raw egg on the wound as first aid and then rushed him to the hospital. Mark was given ointments to help the wound heal, but his mother was led to believe that applying mashed cassava mixed with honey would help Mark’s wound heal faster and better compared to the medicine he was given at the hospital. Two months after the incident, Mark no longer had an open wound, but the skin around the fingers of his right hand was badly damaged. Burn scar contractures have developed, tightening the skin around the burn. Now it is difficult for him to use his right hand. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Mark receive treatment. On March 3rd, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to increase the functionality of his fingers. Now, he needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Mark’s mother says, “Sometimes I wonder if not following the doctor’s advice is the reason my son’s hand is the way it is, and I’m the one responsible for that.”

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