Success! Mey Ching from Cambodia raised $521 to fund limb deformity correction surgery to heal her legs.

Mey Ching
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Mey Ching's treatment was fully funded on February 11, 2023.
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October 6, 2022

Photo of Mey Ching post-operation

February 27, 2023

Mey Ching underwent a successful limb deformity correction surgery to heal her legs.

Mey Ching had a tibial osteotomy, to fix the alignment of her shin bone. This technique is recommended for younger patients to achieve perma...

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Mey Ching's Timeline

  • October 6, 2022

    Mey Ching was submitted by Ellen Interlandi, Stakeholder Relations at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • October 7, 2022

    Mey Ching 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.

  • October 10, 2022

    Mey Ching's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 11, 2023

    Mey Ching's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 27, 2023

    Mey Ching's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Kennedy is a teenager from Kenya. He has an older sibling who lives with his parents, and Kennedy lives with his grandparents and some of his cousins. Kennedy's father was a security guard but had to stop working due to a chronic disease that has kept him in and out of the hospital for many years now. As a result, Kennedy's mother is the family's sole provider. She has a small kiosk she uses as a hotel at a local garage. Kennedy's family has national health insurance coverage, but have not been able to get coverage for his needed treatment. Kennedy was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at birth, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. Because of this condition, Kennedy has been experiencing severe headaches and convulsions with loss of mobility from the left arm. Kennedy underwent two shunt insertion surgeries, but the shunt failed. He has been admitted to the High Dependency Unit at our medical partner's hospital for a few days now. Kennedy now needs to undergo a different surgery to help drain the excess cerebral spinal fluid in order for him to recover and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Kennedy will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Kennedy to treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 16th. Kennedy's grandmother says, "It is very depressing for me as I have to bring him to the hospital every now and then. I want him to be treated and go back to his better condition."

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