Success! Hun from Cambodia raised $482 to fund leg surgery so he can walk without pain or difficulty.

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Fully funded
Hun's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2022.
  • Hun's story
  • Hun's update
August 3, 2022

Photo of Hun post-operation

January 11, 2023

Hun underwent successful leg surgery so he can walk without pain or difficulty.

It was financially difficult for Hun's mother to get adequate medical care for her son. She had concerns that Hun would be seen as having le...

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Hun's Timeline

  • August 3, 2022

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

  • August 3, 2022

    Hun 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.

  • August 4, 2022

    Hun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2022

    Hun's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 11, 2023

    Hun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

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Chanthoeun is a 57-year-old rice farmer. She is a widow and lives in Kampong Cham province with her youngest daughter. She has a total of four daughters and nine precious grandchildren. She spends her days outside on the farm and caring for her grandchildren while her daughter sells soft drinks. She likes to watch Khmer dramas on TV in the evening. Twelve years ago, Chanthoeun developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her Irritation and redness. Lately, it has been much worse and she has difficulty seeing. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside. When Chanthoeun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. Chanthoeun needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent a recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $225. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for February 7th. Chanthoeun said, "I hope after surgery my eye irritation will go away, and no redness. I want to help my daughter to take care of my grandchildren, go outside to help with the rice, and do housework well"

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