Success! Vicheka from Cambodia raised $1,500 to fund life-changing spinal surgery.

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Fully funded
Vicheka's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2022.
  • Vicheka's story
  • Vicheka's update
January 19, 2022

Photo of Vicheka post-operation

March 14, 2022

Vicheka underwent life-changing spinal surgery.

After Vicheka's surgery, she had a short bed rest with pain medication. The day after her surgery, she started working with the physical the...

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Vicheka's Timeline

  • January 18, 2022

    Vicheka 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 19, 2022

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

  • January 19, 2022

    Vicheka's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 27, 2022

    Vicheka's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 14, 2022

    Vicheka's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

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Baraka is a 15-year-old boy who is in fifth grade, and resides with his uncle in Arusha. Seven of Baraka's ten siblings have passed away, as has his mother, after a prolonged bout of ill health. Baraka's father lives in a different region of the country, and has entrusted his care to the uncle, who has six children of his own. When Baraka was a young child, he fell onto a lighted stack of firewood while playing. He sustained severe burns - which were successfully treated - but which have left him with residual scar contractures around his mouth, and on and under his arm. Baraka lived with these contractures for a long time, until he met a neighbor, who told Baraka and his uncle about Plaster House. Baraka's uncle was unable to bring Baraka to Plaster House, so their neighbor, Charles, undertook to do so. Baraka is looking forward to treatment, as the contractures have negatively affected his confidence when he is interacting with other people. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Baraka receive the care that he needs. On August 16th, surgeons will perform burn contracture release surgery, which will enable Baraka to have improved mobility, functionality and appearance. Now, he needs your help to fund this $874 procedure. Baraka says: “I desire an improvement in my facial appearance. Right now, I lack confidence in how I look. I hold the hope that this treatment will bring about a substantial transformation in my appearance.”

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