Success! Ya from Cambodia raised $464 to fund life-changing ear surgery.

Ya
$464
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$0
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Fully funded
Ya's treatment was fully funded on June 28, 2022.
  • Ya's story
  • Ya's update
March 7, 2022

Photo of Ya post-operation

July 10, 2022

Ya underwent life-changing ear surgery.

Ya traveled to our medical partner CSC to have surgery to repair her ruptured tympanic membrane. Prior to surgery, Ya was not optimistic tha...

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Ya's Timeline

  • March 7, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 7, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ya 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, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ya's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 28, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ya's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 10, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ya's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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$738raised
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