Success! Sokni from Cambodia raised $637 to fund nerve surgery to regain arm movement.

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Fully funded
Sokni's treatment was fully funded on February 25, 2020.
  • Sokni's story
  • Sokni's update
October 4, 2019

Photo of Sokni post-operation

October 23, 2019

Sokni underwent nerve surgery to regain arm movement.

Sokni's surgery went well and he's doing light physiotherapy as he begins the long recovery process. Sokni will need to work hard over the n...

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Sokni's Timeline

  • October 4, 2019

    Sokni was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • October 4, 2019

    Sokni 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.

  • October 10, 2019

    Sokni's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 23, 2019

    Sokni's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 25, 2020

    Sokni's treatment was fully funded.

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John is a hawker (the local name for a street vendor) from Kenya. He has six children all under the age of 18 years. His wife helps at home and John is the family's sole breadwinner. Lately, due to his condition, John has been unable to work. He has no alternate source of income, and shared that he is struggling to raise his family. John first started experiencing a loss of appetite and stomach pain in April 2022. He visited a local health center and was treated for stomach aches, but his condition did not improve. He later started having episodes of diarrhea and has lost a significant amount of weight. He also has been experiencing bleeding that has caused him anemia. As a result, he has had several blood transfusions and hospital admissions. Recently, a biopsy at Kijabe Hospital revealed that John has colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is a disease in which cells in the colon grow out of control. At the current stage, his doctors feel the cancer can be stopped surgically from spreading. However, the procedure has to be done as soon as possible because it is urgent. He is now scheduled to undergo surgery and needs support. Unfortunately, John does not have medical coverage and cannot afford the surgery. He is requesting financial assistance to support the $1,074 needed for his medical care. John says, “I cannot eat, and I have lost a lot of weight. I have had several blood transfusions because of bleeding. I need this surgery to help fight the cancer.”

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