Success! Chanla from Cambodia raised $253 to fund cataract surgery for his left eye.

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Chanla's treatment was fully funded on March 19, 2023.
  • Chanla's story
  • Chanla's update
November 1, 2022

Photo of Chanla post-operation

March 30, 2023

Chanla underwent cataract surgery to heal his left eye.

Chanla realized that he needed to do something about his failing vision so that he did not become totally dependent on others. He took the a...

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Chanla's Timeline

  • November 1, 2022

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

  • November 1, 2022

    Chanla 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 3, 2022

    Chanla's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 19, 2023

    Chanla's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 30, 2023

    Chanla's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

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Phorp is a 21-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He lives at home with his parents and 18-year-old brother. His family also works as rice farmers in Siem Reap province. At home, in his free time, Phorp loves to play volleyball. In August, Phorp was in a motorbike accident and fell on his left shoulder. He sustained multiple injuries, including lacerations and paralysis of his left arm due to nerve damage. He visited the local provincial hospital for stitches for the lacerations, but he did not receive care for the nerve damage. Phorp has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. There has been no improvement in his arm over the last several months. Currently, he cannot use his hand and, consequently, cannot work outside in the rice paddies with his family. Fortunately, Phorp traveled to our medical partner's care center for treatment. This is the only center in the country where this treatment is available. On November 3rd, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he should be able to use his arm once again. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. Phorp contributed $100 to his care. Phorp said, "After surgery, I hope that I can lift my shoulder and arm and be able to work."

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