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Srey Lak from Cambodia raised $300 to get healthy.

Srey Lak
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  • $300 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Srey Lak's treatment was fully funded on December 20, 2013.

Photo of Srey Lak post-operation

February 12, 2015

Srey Lak received surgery to repair her fractured femur.

Srey Lak’s operation went well, and she was able to return home 10 days after surgery. She is continuing physiotherapy at home. She is no longer in pain, her mobility is improving and she is learning to bear weight on her leg again.

Srey Lak's operation went well, and she was able to return home 10 days after surgery. She is continuing physiotherapy at home. She is no lo...

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November 26, 2013

Meet Srey Lak! She is 19 and lives in Cambodia with her one sister and two brothers. Her favorite activity is having meals with her family.

Two months ago, Srey Lak was in a motorbike accident that left her with a femur fracture. Srey Lak, in constant pain, has been afraid to go to the hospital because she doesn’t make very much money as a waitress. She is currently not able to walk or go to work, and without treatment, she will remain immobile, at risk for infections and further complications.

Srey Lak needs surgical implants to help the bone heal. An open reduction and internal fixation procedure, which costs $300, will decrease pain and help improve Srey Lak’s mobility. Let’s help Srey Lak to regain her mobility and decrease her pain!

Meet Srey Lak! She is 19 and lives in Cambodia with her one sister and two brothers. Her favorite activity is having meals with her family. ...

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Srey Lak's Timeline

  • November 26, 2013
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Srey Lak was submitted by Anne McMurrey at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • November 27, 2013
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Srey Lak received treatment. 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.

  • December 20, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Srey Lak's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 20, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Srey Lak's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Srey Lak. Read the update.

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Funded by 3 donors

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Gideon

Gideon is 6-year-old playful boy. Five days ago, Gideon came to the hospital with a complaint of pain in his right hand, which looked like an obvious fracture due to the deformed and swollen appearance of his arm. He was unable to lift his hand. Gideon sustained the fracture while he was playing with his friends in school. Accompanied by his mother, they walked over 16 miles to get to our hospital to see a doctor and get treated. After the doctor's assessment, Gideon was admitted for skin traction to limit movement and reduce his pain and swelling. Now he has been scheduled for Open Reduction and External Fixation (OREF) surgery on Friday, March 20th. Gideon is the second born in a family of three children. He was born and raised in a small village called Kipkaner where most of the inhabitants work on farms or perform other low-income jobs. His parents did not attend school, so they don’t speak Swahili nor English. The family lives in a small mud hut with grass as a roof. His family gets sustenance from their small farm and consists mostly of millet, sorghum and seasonal fruits like mangos. Gideon likes to spend his days looking after her grandmother's goats. He feels that his grandmother will find it hard to take care of her goats when he is sick. Gideon is in severe pain. He has a hard time sleeping. The family is requesting for financial support for their child to undergo surgery. Gideon’s father says, “I want my son to get back to his normal life. It is paining to see him lay in bed without help.”

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