Success! Lang from Cambodia raised $211 to fund cataract surgery.

Lang
$211
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$0
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Fully funded
Lang's treatment was fully funded on September 17, 2020.
  • Lang's story
  • Lang's update
December 11, 2019

Photo of Lang post-operation

December 26, 2019

Lang underwent cataract surgery.

Lang has returned home after a successful operation. Lang's vision has been restored, and she will be able to work and go about her daily li...

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Lang's Timeline

  • December 11, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lang was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • December 11, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lang 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.

  • December 11, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lang's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 26, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lang's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 17, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lang's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

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