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Success! Tim from Cambodia raised $300 to treat glaucoma and cataracts.

Tim
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  • $300 raised, $0 to go
$300
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$0
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Fully funded
Tim's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2015.

Photo of Tim post-operation

January 16, 2016

Tim received treatment for her glaucoma and cataracts.

After traveling three hours to receive the care she needed, “Tim’s surgery went well.” Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC) adds that Tim’s vision is restored and “she has been instructed to apply eye drops daily to protect herself from infection.”

“I can see everything clearer than before and I don’t feel burning or pain anymore,” Tim shares about her improved condition. She looks forward to getting back to her normal life. “Now I can easily do some house work and go anywhere by myself better than before.”

“I feel so happy that my mother can see everything again,” her daughter adds, “I am very thankful to the doctors and all the staff at CSC that helped with the surgery for her eye.”

After traveling three hours to receive the care she needed, "Tim's surgery went well." Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC)...

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December 10, 2015

Meet 70-year-old Tim from Cambodia. “Tim is married with three sons, one daughter, and six grandchildren,” says our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). “She enjoys visiting the pagoda to listen to the monks pray, planting crops around her home, and caring for her grandchildren. She traveled three hours with her daughter to reach CSC.”

Tim has glaucoma and a cataract in each eye. Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to the optic nerve, while cataracts lead to clouding of the eye lens. Glaucoma and cataracts worsen with time, resulting in diminished vision. “She is partially blind, experiences tearing, pain, burning, and is afraid of the sunshine,” explains CSC. “She can not see everything clearly, recognize faces, do work well, or go anywhere outside by herself.”

For $300, Tim will receive trabeculectomy surgery. The surgery “will release the pressure in her eye caused by glaucoma. Her vision will improve and her pain will be relieved,” continues CSC.

Tim’s daughter remains hopeful that her mother’s pain will soon come to an end. She shares,”I hope my mother can see everything clearly again and not be in pain anymore, and she can easily do any work and walk anywhere by herself.”

Tim is eager to heal properly and return to daily life. She says, “I hope my eyes can see everything clearly as normal again. I would like to do any work well and easily go anywhere outside by myself, too.”

Meet 70-year-old Tim from Cambodia. "Tim is married with three sons, one daughter, and six grandchildren," says our medical partner, Childre...

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Tim's Timeline

  • December 10, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tim was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • December 10, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tim 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 23, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tim's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 25, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tim's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 16, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tim's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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