Success! Chantha from Cambodia raised $487 to fund a myringoplasty procedure to heal a perforation in his left ear.

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Chantha's treatment was fully funded on March 7, 2023.
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October 19, 2022

Photo of Chantha post-operation

March 21, 2023

Chantha underwent a myringoplasty procedure to heal a perforation in his left ear.

Chantha was fortunate to have surgery to repair his eardrum; he could have been hearing-impaired permanently without this procedure. Prior t...

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Chantha's Timeline

  • October 19, 2022

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

  • October 19, 2022

    Chantha 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 21, 2022

    Chantha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 7, 2023

    Chantha's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 21, 2023

    Chantha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

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Maung is a 62-year-old grandfather who lives with his family in a village in the conflict areas of Karen State, Burma. His wife is retired and his daughter is a mother to his three grandchildren who are in nursery school. Maung is a day laborer on a farm, and his son-in-law is a carpenter. However, their combined income is not enough to cover their daily expenses, and they have to borrow money to buy food. In his free time, Maung loves to play with his grandchildren. Two years ago, Maung started to notice pain around his lower abdomen on the right side of his body. He took medicine he received from a local healer. The medicine worked for a while and managed to feel better. However, a few weeks ago, while Maung was working on the farm, the pain came back. He went to the healer but this time his condition did not improve. Two days after the pain arrived, his lower abdomen started to swell. The area has increased in swelling and when he walks he experiences a burning pain. If he coughs or sneezes, the swollen area increases and causes more pain. Maung had decided against going to a clinic or hospital due to his family's financial situation. Fortunately, Maung arrived at the care center of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), where he will be able to receive treatment. The doctor quickly diagnosed him with an inguinal hernia and told him that he needs surgery as soon as possible and scheduled his procedure for June 7th. BCMF is requesting $828 to help fund this procedure to heal his condition. Maung said, "Thank you very much to all the donors and BCMF for helping me to receive treatment. I will not be able to have treatment without your support. My income is not even enough for my family and I always have to borrow money to meet the end of the month. If I have to get treatment by myself, the only way I will have to choose is to suffer as I cannot afford it."

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