Success! Hoy from Cambodia raised $253 to fund cataract surgery to improve her vision.

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Hoy's treatment was fully funded on April 1, 2023.
  • Hoy's story
  • Hoy's update
November 15, 2022

Photo of Hoy post-operation

April 13, 2023

Hoy underwent cataract surgery to improve her vision.

Hoy has a happy life with her family but was disappointed because her vision had deteriorated and she could no longer help with the grandchi...

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Hoy's Timeline

  • November 15, 2022

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

  • November 15, 2022

    Hoy 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.

  • November 17, 2022

    Hoy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 1, 2023

    Hoy's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 13, 2023

    Hoy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Panha is a happy child from Kampong Chhnang province, approximately two hours away from the capital of Phnom Penh. She lives with her parents, an older sister, and her grandparents. Her father works in a local cloth weaving factory, her mother sells groceries, and her grandparents are rice farmers. At home, Panha likes to help her mother with the groceries and play with dolls. Her favorite meal is fried chicken and soup. Panha was born with macrodactyly of the toes on her left foot. Macrodactyly is a condition where toes or fingers are abnormally large due to the overgrowth of bone and soft tissue. Her parents are worried that as she grows, she may have difficulty walking, wearing shoes, and being teased by other kids when she starts school. Because her family could not afford care for her, a clinic referred her to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Center (CSC), where they hoped she could receive free or low-cost care. Doctors at CSC have determined that one of her toes needs to be amputated, and two other toes must be disarticulated (separated from the joint to avoid further disfigurement). Her parents need assistance with the cost of the $479 operation to cover the cost of surgery, medications, hospitalization, and physical therapy post-operation. Panha's mother said: "I hope my daughter's foot will look normal like her other foot. We want her to walk without problems as she grows and hope children will not make fun of her when she goes to school."

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