Success! Hok from Cambodia raised $926 to fund ear surgery.

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Hok's treatment was fully funded on September 10, 2023.
  • Hok's story
  • Hok's update
March 6, 2023

Photo of Hok post-operation

September 22, 2023

Hok underwent life-changing ear surgery.

After a six-hour trip from Battambang province with her family, surgeons successfully removed the abnormal growth in Hok's ear. Hok will nee...

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Hok's Timeline

  • March 6, 2023

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

  • March 6, 2023

    Hok 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.

  • March 21, 2023

    Hok's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 10, 2023

    Hok's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 22, 2023

    Hok's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

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Sothany is a 23-year-old woman who lives with her mother and father in the Prey Veng province of Cambodia, where her parents are rice farmers. She has four brothers and four sisters. When Sothany was younger, her parents noticed that her spine was not straight; however, they could not afford proper healthcare for her. As she has grown up, she has had more noticeable changes, including uneven hips and shoulders, prominent ribs, and a shift of her waist and torso to the side. For the past few years, Sothany's disability has increasingly affected her breathing as her rib cage presses against the lungs, making it more difficult to breathe. Sothany is very self-conscious about her spinal deformity and limited mobility. As a result, she quit her job in a clothes factory and stays home with her mother. She makes homemade videos to sell lotions and creams on social media. Her parents first heard about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), in early 2020. However, they were unable to travel due to COVID pandemic travel restrictions. Today, Sothany's symptoms have greatly increased including muscle imbalance, pain, and difficulty breathing. Sothany and her parents traveled for two and a half hours to our medical partner to seek intervention for her disability. Sothany will undergo a posterior spinal fusion with implants at CSC's care center on August 1st. Sothany is contributing $100 to pay for her care, and CSC is requesting the remaining $1500 to fund the procedure. This will cover radiology, medications, surgery, and post-op physiotherapy care. Sothany said, "After surgery, I hope my spine will be straight. I want to walk with my friends and not have hard breathing, work to support myself, and not be ashamed of my back."

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