Success! Sopheap from Cambodia raised $229 to fund cataract surgery to improve her vision.

Sopheap
$229
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sopheap's treatment was fully funded on May 8, 2022.
  • Sopheap's story
  • Sopheap's update
February 9, 2022

Photo of Sopheap post-operation

May 12, 2022

Sopheap underwent cataract surgery to improve her vision.

Sopheap had successful surgery at Children's Surgical Centre and was able to return home the next day. Because she lives alone, seeing well ...

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Sopheap's Timeline

  • February 9, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 9, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sopheap 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.

  • February 11, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sopheap's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 8, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sopheap's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 12, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sopheap's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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$239raised
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