Success! Chum from Cambodia raised $425 to fund cataract surgery so she can see again.

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Fully funded
Chum's treatment was fully funded on October 11, 2021.
  • Chum's story
  • Chum's update
June 9, 2021

Photo of Chum post-operation

July 23, 2021

Chum underwent cataract surgery so she can see again.

Chum was so pleased to receive cataract surgery on both of her eyes to improve her vision. She will rest for a few days, and apply eye drops...

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Chum's Timeline

  • June 9, 2021

    Chum was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • June 9, 2021

    Chum 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.

  • June 13, 2021

    Chum's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 23, 2021

    Chum's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 11, 2021

    Chum's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

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Shedrack is a 6-year-old boy from Tanzania who recently joined a kindergarten class. He enjoys going to school and playing with toy cars with his best friend. Shedrack is presently facing challenges due to an accident he had when he was just seven months old. While playing, he accidentally got too close to an open fire and crawled over it, resulting in burns to his right hand from pieces of firewood. His mother rushed him to the hospital, where he received a dressing for his wounds. It took two months for the burns to heal, but it was not until later that his mother realized his fingers were not fully functional due to the burn injury. The scar tissue that had developed made it difficult for Shedrack to use his right hand fingers, rendering him unable to hold a pencil at school. Despite this limitation, he still enjoys playtime with toys, using his left hand only. Shedrack’s mother desired to get treatment for her son, but financial constraints prevented them from seeking surgical intervention. Shedrack's family encountered a doctor affiliated with our medical partner's care center Kafika House, who directed them to seek assistance at the facility. Upon evaluation, Shedrack was diagnosed with burn scar contractures on his right hand, necessitating corrective surgery to address the defects caused by the fire accident. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Shedrack receive treatment at their care center Kafika House. On March 7th, surgeons will perform a burn contracture release surgery to improve his hand’s functionality. Now, his family needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Shedrack’s mother says: “I hope he starts his treatment and that his hand won’t be a barrier as he continues with school.”

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