Success! Rith from Cambodia raised $273 to fund mass removal surgery.

Rith
$273
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Rith's treatment was fully funded on April 7, 2023.
  • Rith's story
  • Rith's update
January 31, 2023

Photo of Rith post-operation

April 18, 2023

Rith underwent mass removal surgery.

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Rith's Timeline

  • January 31, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 31, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rith 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.

  • January 31, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rith's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 7, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rith's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 18, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rith's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

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Yong is a 54-year-old construction worker who lives in Phnom Penh with his wife, one son, three daughters, and two grandchildren. His wife sells popcorn near the Tonle Sap River to families and tourists. In his free time, Yong likes to listen to music, help his wife clean the house, or watch TV. Yong has diabetes and high blood pressure. About three months ago, he stepped on a nail at work and injured his right foot. The wound became infected, a common occurrence for people with diabetes who may not even know of the injury. Initially, Yong did not seek medical treatment because he could not afford the care. But when the wound did not heal, he visited a local clinic where a dressing was placed on his foot. Unfortunately, the wound has gotten larger - it now covers his ankle, and he has a constant fever. Yong is in pain, and he can no longer walk on his right foot or work in construction. If not treated, his infection could lead to gangrene and the loss of his foot. He is worried because he cannot afford to support his family if he cannot work. When Yong learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), he sought treatment. On September 19, surgeons at CSC will perform a skin graft procedure to clean away the dead skin and cover the ulcer with a skin graft. Doctors will use a healthy skin area (the donor site) taken from another part of his body and place it over the damaged skin. Now, Yong needs help to fund this $487 procedure. Yong said: "I hope my foot can heal from the infection and I can go to work again."

$20raised
$467to go