Success! Vandy from Cambodia raised $1,025 to fund a hip replacement.

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Fully funded
Vandy's treatment was fully funded on July 9, 2018.
  • Vandy's story
  • Vandy's update
May 3, 2018

Photo of Vandy post-operation

May 9, 2018

Vandy underwent a hip replacement.

Vandy's surgery went well and he's doing physiotherapy as he begins the recovery process. Vandy will need to work hard over the next six mon...

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Vandy's Timeline

  • May 3, 2018

    Vandy was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • May 3, 2018

    Vandy 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.

  • May 3, 2018

    Vandy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 9, 2018

    Vandy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 9, 2018

    Vandy's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 20 donors

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Amare is a 14-year-old teenage boy from Ethiopia. He loves playing with his friends and making things, such as a Tuk-tuk and a mobile toy made of metal wire and wood. He enjoys studying, reading books, and helping his mom at home by cleaning, making stew, and brewing coffee. Amare is the third child of his parents. His mother lost ten children, some during pregnancy and others after birth. She was heartbroken when she conceived Amare, fearing he might not survive. Amare’s parents are traditional farmers who harvest once a year due to seasonal rainfall. Without a nearby river, they cannot irrigate their fields and must travel thirty minutes to fetch spring water for drinking and cooking. Amare was born with Bladder Exstrophy, a condition where the bladder and parts around it are inside out. He underwent a Mainz pouch procedure, funded by the Watsi program, and recovered. Because of this condition, Amare's abdominal walls have weakened causing the development of a right inguinal hernia. He is in discomfort and pain. He is unable to eat well and has difficulty running and walking. This has also affected his psychological and social well-being. Fortunately, on May 30th, Amare will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $512 to fund Amare's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Amare's mother shared, “I hope with this surgery, he will become healthy and strong and free of any complications. I sometimes think this program is here just for me because I didn’t have any other hope. The hospitals I went to before couldn’t treat it. I was hopeless. I am grateful to the donors, and I trust he will completely heal from his current condition.”

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