Success! Monak from Cambodia raised $229 to fund eye surgery.

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Fully funded
Monak's treatment was fully funded on March 31, 2020.
  • Monak's story
  • Monak's update
January 9, 2020

Photo of Monak post-operation

February 2, 2020

Monak underwent eye surgery.

Monak has returned home after a quick and successful surgery. Monak’s visual acuity has improved, which will greatly improve her quality of ...

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Monak's Timeline

  • January 9, 2020

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

  • January 9, 2020

    Monak 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 9, 2020

    Monak's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 2, 2020

    Monak's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 31, 2020

    Monak's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 2 donors

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Phorp is a 21-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He lives at home with his parents and 18-year-old brother. His family also works as rice farmers in Siem Reap province. At home, in his free time, Phorp loves to play volleyball. In August, Phorp was in a motorbike accident and fell on his left shoulder. He sustained multiple injuries, including lacerations and paralysis of his left arm due to nerve damage. He visited the local provincial hospital for stitches for the lacerations, but he did not receive care for the nerve damage. Phorp has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. There has been no improvement in his arm over the last several months. Currently, he cannot use his hand and, consequently, cannot work outside in the rice paddies with his family. Fortunately, Phorp traveled to our medical partner's care center for treatment. This is the only center in the country where this treatment is available. On November 3rd, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he should be able to use his arm once again. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. Phorp contributed $100 to his care. Phorp said, "After surgery, I hope that I can lift my shoulder and arm and be able to work."

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