Success! Loy from Cambodia raised $253 to fund eye surgery so she can see clearly again.

Loy
$253
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$0
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Fully funded
Loy's treatment was fully funded on April 14, 2024.
  • Loy's story
  • Loy's update
November 1, 2023

Photo of Loy post-operation

April 15, 2024

Loy underwent cataract surgery so she can see clearly again.

Loy traveled for four hours to receive surgery. The surgery has improved her visual acuity. Loy can now recognize the faces of her family, s...

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Loy's Timeline

  • November 1, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 1, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Loy 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.

  • November 1, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Loy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 14, 2024
    FULLY FUNDED

    Loy's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 15, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Loy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Nak is the matriarch of a close-knit family consisting of six members. Widowed after the death of her husband, she lives with her oldest daughter, who works in a clothing factory, her son-in-law, and their children. She has a grandson in grade eight, a granddaughter in grade four, and a lively four-year-old who stays home with Nak. Since retiring from farming, Nak has taken responsibility for cooking and cleaning. Nak's health poses significant challenges. Diagnosed with diabetes six years ago, she battles the effects of a persistent wound on her left toe. There was an unfortunate incident with a penetrating injury from a thorn, which went untreated for a long time. She was referred to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, for diagnosis and treatment. Doctors have diagnosed her with dry gangrene. The blood supply to her toe has been cut off due to her diabetes, and the toe has become dry and turned black. Nak is in pain and feels poorly. Although her diabetes is under control, she is weak and must use a wheelchair. Surgery is necessary to prevent the gangrene from spreading and to allow the surrounding healthy tissue to heal. To address the issue and avoid further pain, an amputation of her toe is proposed. Doctors plan to take her to surgery on January 2nd. Now her family needs help with the cost of her surgery and her care. Our medical partner is requesting $479. This will cover the procedure, post-operative hospitalization, medications, and physical therapy. Nak's daughter said: "After surgery, we hope she can walk easier with no pain, and no infection."

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