Success! Sovannay from Cambodia raised $598 to treat chronic ear discomfort and hearing loss.

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Sovannay's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2015.
  • Sovannay's story
  • Sovannay's update
December 15, 2015

Photo of Sovannay post-operation

February 16, 2016

Sovannay received surgery to treat chronic ear discomfort and hearing loss.

Sovannay had two successful surgeries to repair her bilateral perforated tympanic membrane. "First she had the surgery on her left side,"...

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Sovannay's Timeline

  • December 15, 2015

    Sovannay was submitted by Hannah Callas, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • December 15, 2015

    Sovannay 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 29, 2015

    Sovannay's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 30, 2015

    Sovannay's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 16, 2016

    Sovannay's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Tony is a 23-year-old student from Kenya. He was raised by a single mom and shared that she passed away a few years ago. He now lives with his elderly grandparents in rural Kenya. Tony has six siblings, who are all in school. Tony is in his third year at the university, where he is studying industrial chemistry. Unfortunately, he had to miss his end-of-semester exams because of his injuries and the need to use his school fees to cover his treatment costs. Tony also works part-time as a writer, but the income is insufficient to cover his school and medical bills. At the end of March, Tony was attacked by a group of people who took his valuables and hit him with a blunt object, causing serious injuries on the left side of his face. Tony was rushed to a nearby health facility for first aid and referred to a government hospital in the city the next day. The CT scan images revealed fractures in his face. Tony urgently needs to undergo surgery for his bones to heal properly. It is also difficult for him to open his mouth or eat due to his injuries. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On April 18th, Tony will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. The procedure will help him eat and chew comfortably, and he will be able to resume his studies. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $979 to fund this procedure. Tony said: “I missed my exams because of the injury. I cannot eat or chew anything. I need this surgery to be able to eat and use my mouth well again.”

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