Success! Mey Horng from Cambodia raised $495 to fund surgery on his hand so that he can use it fully.

Mey Horng
$495
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Fully funded
Mey Horng's treatment was fully funded on February 13, 2024.
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August 2, 2023

Photo of Mey Horng post-operation

March 4, 2024

Mey Horng underwent surgery on his hand so that he can use it fully.

Mey Horng's hand was severely damaged because of scar tissue from his burn. The masked faces at the hospital frightened Mey Horng at first, ...

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Mey Horng's Timeline

  • August 2, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mey Horng was submitted by Menglong Sok, Manager, Administration at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • August 3, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mey Horng 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.

  • August 14, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mey Horng's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 13, 2024
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mey Horng's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 4, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mey Horng's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Savoeun is a 63-year-old rice farmer from Kampong Cham province. She has one daughter, seven sons, and five grandchildren. When her children were young, her husband passed away after falling from a tree. After the accident, Saveoun and her children moved to a nearby village with Saveoun's mother. Saveoun still lives with her aging mother, and cares for her full-time. The children help support the family by working as rice farmers. In her free time, Saveoun likes listening to traditional music and watching the news. About eight years ago, Savoeun developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and redness. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage, wind, or dust and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside. When Savoeun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. Savoeun needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The procedure is scheduled for July 1st. Savoeun is able to contribute $75 towards her medical costs but needs help raising the remaining $150 in funds. Savoeun shared, "I hope after surgery that I can see better, and I don’t worry about it anymore. I want to go back to work growing rice and be able to take care of my mother more easily."

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