Success! Reach from Cambodia raised $443 to fund cataract surgery.

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Reach's treatment was fully funded on August 25, 2023.
  • Reach's story
  • Reach's update
March 1, 2023

Photo of Reach post-operation

March 27, 2023

Reach underwent cataract surgery.

Reach's cataract surgery was a success! He stayed at the hospital for a few days so that the surgeons could ensure he was healing well. It w...

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Reach's Timeline

  • March 1, 2023

    Reach was submitted by Anne Mcmurrey, Stakeholder Relations Staff at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • March 1, 2023

    Reach 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.

  • March 11, 2023

    Reach's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 27, 2023

    Reach's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 25, 2023

    Reach's treatment was fully funded.

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Gabriel is a 21-year-old college student and the only child of a single mother, who works as a teacher in their town. Gabriel is currently in college at Meru, roughly 100 kilometers away from his mother's home, where he is studying electrical engineering. His mother cares for Gabriel and has paid for him to go to school. She also cares for Gabriel's grandparents. Gabriel is looking forward to the day when he can support his mother and care for this family. Gabriel used to ride his bike to school. Unfortunately, on June 23rd, as he was biking to school he lost control of his bike when he was going downhill and had a severe accident. He was taken to Meru General Hospital, where an x-ray revealed a compound fracture of the tibia on his right leg. On June 24th Gabriel was transferred to Nazareth Hospital, the hospital of our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), which was closer to Gabriel's home in Kimbo. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner quickly diagnosed the issue Gabriel was having and created a treatment plan. On July 3rd, Gabriel will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Post-surgery, Gabriel will be able to heal properly and walk and bike again without support. AMH is now requesting $1,049 to help fund this procedure. Gabriel said, “I was going on well with my education but this accident makes me feel disappointed. I seek help so that I can be operated on and hope that as soon as my leg is healed, I can go back to college and create my own future.”

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