Success! Oeun from Cambodia raised $253 to fund cataract surgery.

Oeun
$253
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Oeun's treatment was fully funded on November 21, 2023.
  • Oeun's story
  • Oeun's update
April 24, 2023

Photo of Oeun post-operation

December 15, 2023

Oeun underwent cataract surgery.

Oeun's vision was affecting his ability to earn money to support his family, so he took the advice of a friend in his village to have his ey...

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Oeun's Timeline

  • April 24, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 24, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Oeun 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.

  • April 27, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Oeun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 21, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Oeun's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 15, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Oeun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

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Edina, a 41-year-old mother of seven, works as a vegetable seller, earning about $2.97 per day for her family's upkeep. She finds joy interacting with her customers and has a fondness for chicken and nsima, a Malawian staple porridge made from maize flour. Four years ago, Edina discovered a small, painless swelling on the right side of her neck. After seeking medical advice at a nearby hospital, she was diagnosed with goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid gland. She was instructed to wait for an opportunity for surgery, but her condition has worsened, causing breathlessness, neck pain, and difficulty lifting heavy objects. This has affected her work capacity and resulted in a decrease in income. Inspired by a fellow community member's journey to seek help, Edina visited our medical partner's care facility, Partners in Hope Medical Centre, where a surgeon reconfirmed the need for a thyroidectomy, the surgical removal of all or part of your thyroid gland. Faced with financial hardships, Edina is seeking support for her surgery treatment. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Edina receive treatment. On March 20th, surgeons at PIH will perform a thyroidectomy to relieve her symptoms and help her resume her vegetable business at full capacity. Now, Edina needs help to fund this $1,015 procedure. Edina says, “I feel so fortunate to get the opportunity for support. Thank you so much, I believe surgery will help me get back to normal life."

$268raised
$747to go