Samir from Nepal raised $220 to drain the lesion on the back of his neck.

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Samir's treatment was fully funded on September 23, 2014.
  • Samir's story
  • Samir's update
September 16, 2014

Photo of Samir post-operation

February 12, 2015

Samir received treatment to remove a painful growth.

Samir's mother says, "I learnt that the local remedies that we use at our homes may further complicate the case. This is good that we got th...

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Samir's Timeline

  • September 16, 2014

    Samir was submitted by Bishal Belbase at Possible.

  • September 17, 2014

    Samir received treatment. 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.

  • September 22, 2014

    Samir's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 23, 2014

    Samir's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015

    We received an update on Samir. Read the update.

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Oun is a 58-year-old grandmother. She and her husband are farmers in a rural area about two and a half hours from the capital Phnom Penh. They are parents to two sons and one daughter and proud grandparents of three grandchildren. In her free time, she likes to watch Khmer dramas on TV. Oun has spent the majority of her life outside, which has exposed her to sunny, dusty, sandy, and windy conditions which has contributed to her condition. Seven years ago, Oun developed a pterygium in her right eye, which is a non-cancerous growth of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage, wind or dust and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. This causes her irritation and burning. The condition has significantly impacted her vision. It is difficult for her to engage in social activities, read, watch television, or even recognize faces. When Oun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. Oun needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $225. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for March 8th. Oun said, "I hope after surgery my eye will not be red or irritated. I hope to have no worry and go back to planting rice."

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