Success! Dot from Cambodia raised $253 to fund cataract surgery, enabling him to care for his family.

Dot
$253
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$0
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Fully funded
Dot's treatment was fully funded on January 30, 2024.
  • Dot's story
  • Dot's update
July 18, 2023

Photo of Dot post-operation

February 10, 2024

Dot underwent cataract surgery, enabling him to care for his family.

Dot believed his vision would remain poor until he heard about a local official in his village who had undergone a similar surgery. He and h...

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Dot's Timeline

  • July 18, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dot was submitted by Panha Im, IT Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • July 18, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dot 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 26, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dot's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 30, 2024
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dot's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 10, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dot's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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$407raised
$642to go