Success! Mon from Cambodia raised $253 to fund cataract surgery.

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Fully funded
Mon's treatment was fully funded on November 28, 2023.
  • Mon's story
  • Mon's update
April 27, 2023

Photo of Mon post-operation

December 21, 2023

Mon underwent cataract surgery.

Mon had a smooth and successful operation at Children's Surgical Centre. Surgery has improved Mon’s visual acuity, and she can now see the f...

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Mon's Timeline

  • April 27, 2023

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

  • April 27, 2023

    Mon 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.

  • May 9, 2023

    Mon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 28, 2023

    Mon's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 21, 2023

    Mon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

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Sarol is a 15-year-old eighth grade student from Cambodia. He lives with his parents and his six-year-old brother. His father works in construction, and his mother works in the home, caring for their children. Sarol enjoys taking chemistry classes at school and helping his younger brother with his homework. He would like to be a teacher when he grows up. His favorite food is his mother's fried chicken. Sarol was born with Parry-Romberg syndrome, also known as progressive facial hemiatrophy. This is a rare condition that causes the tissues beneath the skin on one side of the face to gradually break down. It can also affect the muscles, cartilage, and bones of the face. The cause of Parry-Romberg syndrome is unknown, but if gone untreated, the progression of the disease can cause facial disfigurement and speech defects, with significant damage to the eyes, teeth, and nose. Due to his symptoms, Sarol has trouble breathing through his nose. The facial disfigurement caused by the syndrome has left him feeling self-conscious about his appearance, which is particularly challenging for a 15-year-old. When Sarol's family learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, they traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On June 11th, surgeons at CSC will perform a skin graft procedure to help stop the progression of the disease with lipo-filler, followed by a skin graft to stop the advancement of speech or chewing defects. This will also help his self-esteem and confidence. Sarol's family is able to contribute $100 towards the cost of his treatment, and need help to raise $387 more to fund the procedure. Sarol's mother says, "I hope the doctors can treat Sarol's facial condition, so he can regain his health and appearance."

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