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Success! Chanin from Cambodia raised $300 to get healthy.

Chanin
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  • $300 raised, $0 to go
$300
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$0
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Fully funded
Chanin's treatment was fully funded on February 10, 2013.

Chanin is a happy little boy who is constantly surrounded by his many friends. He loves playing marbles, but he sometimes has a hard time because he was born with bilateral cataracts that blur and distort his vision. If left uncorrected, doctors at Children’s Surgical Centre say Chanin will likely go blind.

Chanin lives with his family in a rural area about three hours from Cambodia’s capital city where the average per capita income is less than $2 a day. Chanin’s family is very supportive, but they cannot afford to pay for their son’s care. Chanin’s father is a motorbike taxi driver, who heard about the medical services available at CSC from one of his clients, and his mother works in a clothing factory.

We hope to help them out and raise the $300 needed to cover the cost of Chanin’s cataract surgery.

Chanin is a happy little boy who is constantly surrounded by his many friends. He loves playing marbles, but he sometimes has a hard time be...

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Chanin's Timeline

  • February 9, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chanin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 10, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chanin's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Chanin's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

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Funded by 4 donors

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Sarafina

Sarafina is a small scale farmer and a mother of six, with five living children. She shared with us that she attended school up to the first grade when she was young and since has farmed, while her husband is a retired soldier. They own a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter. Their oldest child is now 45 years old and dropped out of school due to mental illness while their youngest recently got married. Sarafina receives a little support from her children and relies on her farm produce to meet her daily needs. For two years, Sarafina has been experiencing lower abdominal pains along with itchy arms. She used herbal medication for the itching but she never got relief. She visited Rugarama Hospital and the scan showed uterine fibroids. Sarafina has stopped farming because she can no longer bend down, and has had to miss some follow-up appointments due to limited funds. Her symptoms have worsened and she has been diagnosed with large uterine leiomyoma. An exam revealed a cervical mass highly suspicious of cervical cancer. If not treated, Sarafina could develop chronic pelvic pain and there is a risk of cancer spreading, poor quality of life due to chronic pain and organ failure. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus, but her family cannot afford the surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $319 to fund Sarafina's surgery. On September 4th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Sarafina will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Sarafina says, “I pray that I may be considered for treatment because I am in severe pain and my condition could get worse. I hope to be normal again so that I may get back to farming and taking care of my family.”

15% funded

15%funded
$51raised
$268to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Sarafina

Sarafina is a small scale farmer and a mother of six, with five living children. She shared with us that she attended school up to the first grade when she was young and since has farmed, while her husband is a retired soldier. They own a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter. Their oldest child is now 45 years old and dropped out of school due to mental illness while their youngest recently got married. Sarafina receives a little support from her children and relies on her farm produce to meet her daily needs. For two years, Sarafina has been experiencing lower abdominal pains along with itchy arms. She used herbal medication for the itching but she never got relief. She visited Rugarama Hospital and the scan showed uterine fibroids. Sarafina has stopped farming because she can no longer bend down, and has had to miss some follow-up appointments due to limited funds. Her symptoms have worsened and she has been diagnosed with large uterine leiomyoma. An exam revealed a cervical mass highly suspicious of cervical cancer. If not treated, Sarafina could develop chronic pelvic pain and there is a risk of cancer spreading, poor quality of life due to chronic pain and organ failure. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus, but her family cannot afford the surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $319 to fund Sarafina's surgery. On September 4th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Sarafina will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Sarafina says, “I pray that I may be considered for treatment because I am in severe pain and my condition could get worse. I hope to be normal again so that I may get back to farming and taking care of my family.”

15% funded

15%funded
$51raised
$268to go