Success! Sineth from Cambodia raised $572 to fund nerve and tendon surgery so he can use his hands.

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Sineth's treatment was fully funded on December 14, 2022.
  • Sineth's story
  • Sineth's update
July 8, 2022

Photo of Sineth post-operation

December 26, 2022

Sineth underwent life-changing nerve and tendon surgery so he can use his hands.

Sineth's nerve and tendon surgery was successful and he has since returned home. Sineth's mother said: "We are grateful to the hospital ...

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Sineth's Timeline

  • July 8, 2022

    Sineth was submitted by Ellen Interlandi, Stakeholder Relations at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • July 8, 2022

    Sineth 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.

  • July 11, 2022

    Sineth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 14, 2022

    Sineth's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 26, 2022

    Sineth's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Shinka is a 6-year-old boy from Kenya. He is the last born in a family of seven children. His father, who was the sole breadwinner of the family passed away in 2017 after a short illness. To provide for the family, the eldest son, who finished his high school studies last year, sells milk to earn some money. Sometimes the earnings are not much, and they have to rely on family members for financial support. The family does not have medical coverage and is not able to raise the money needed to pay for Shinka's surgery. In May of last year, Shinka started experiencing some difficulty when passing urine. At some point, he had stopped going to school for a few weeks. His mother shared Shinka's condition with his uncle who took him to a local health center for review. Shinka was examined and referred to our facility. When he came with his uncle for examination, doctors were able to diagnose his condition and also found a condition called cryptorchidism that first requires a bilateral orchidopexy surgery. If left untreated, Shinka has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Shinka will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on January 11th. AMHF is requesting $646 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Shinka’s uncle says, “We are very much worried as a family about Shinka’s condition. His studies are affected, and we want him to go back to school as soon as possible.”

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