Success! Neap from Cambodia raised $253 to fund cataract surgery.

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Neap's treatment was fully funded on June 30, 2023.
  • Neap's story
  • Neap's update
March 7, 2023

Photo of Neap post-operation

July 7, 2023

Neap underwent cataract surgery.

Neap was sad she was spending her days inside the house due to light sensitivity from her cataract. She could not participate in her favorit...

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Neap's Timeline

  • March 7, 2023

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

  • March 7, 2023

    Neap 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 17, 2023

    Neap's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 30, 2023

    Neap's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 7, 2023

    Neap's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Vannak is a 56-year-old mother of two sons from Cambodia. She lives in Phnom Penh province, about an hour outside the city. She is a widow and makes a modest income selling soft drinks and spices in her small village. Her oldest son is married and has his own family, and she lives with her youngest son, who helps support her. At home, Vannak likes to watch Khmer love stories on TV and cook for her son. Seven years ago, an insect flew into Vannak's ear. She inserted salt water to get rid of the insect but was not able to remove it. She developed an ear infection that caused her right ear's tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, to perforate. For this reason, Vannak experiences intermittent ear pain and ringing in her ears. Her hearing has declined, and she has frequent ear infections, which makes it difficult for her to run her business, work outside, and communicate with customers. Undergoing surgery can help prevent bacteria and other foreign particles from entering her middle ear, reducing the likelihood of recurrent ear infections. Surgery can also lead to fewer episodes of pain, discomfort, and other complications. Fortunately, Vannak traveled to our medical partner's care center for treatment. On October 23rd, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her right ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), is requesting $487 to fund this procedure, which covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. Vannak contributed $100 to her care. Vannak's son said: "I hope my mother's ear will improve and be healthy, she will stop getting ear infections, and her hearing will be normal."

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