Success! Saroeun from Cambodia raised $253 to fund sight-restoring cataract surgery.

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Saroeun's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2023.
  • Saroeun's story
  • Saroeun's update
May 9, 2023

Photo of Saroeun post-operation

September 20, 2023

Saroeun underwent sight-restoring cataract surgery.

Saroeun's surgery was a success! She was discharged home in good health and will return the following week for a check-up appointment. Saroe...

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Saroeun's Timeline

  • May 9, 2023

    Saroeun was submitted by Panha Im, IT Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • May 10, 2023

    Saroeun 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.

  • May 18, 2023

    Saroeun's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 20, 2023

    Saroeun's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 29, 2023

    Saroeun's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

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Samwel is a 15-year-old student. He is the second-to-last child in a family of seven children. He resides in the Mpanda region and had to discontinue his education during his primary school years due to the remote location of his school, which made it impossible for him to travel long distances because of his birth condition. His parents, who are farmers, work daily to provide food for the family and generate additional income by selling their surplus harvest. To supplement the family’s income, his mother also engages in a side business of selling charcoal. Despite his parents’ efforts to seek treatment for his condition, limited financial resources prevented them from affording treatment at hospitals capable of providing the specialised care he needed. Consequently, Samwel had to adapt to his situation. He assists his family with farm work, although he tends to tire quickly. Remarkably, he has even discovered a way to derive enjoyment from playing football and other sports with his friends. In July 2022, our medical partner's care centre had the opportunity to meet Samwel and his parents during one of the outreach visits. They were deeply moved by how he had found ways to enjoy his life despite living with a condition that could have limited him in numerous ways. Samwel has clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Samwel's family now traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, The Plaster House NGO. There, the team will begin clubfoot treatment on September 15. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $935 to fund Samwel's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk comfortably and play sports even better. Samwel says, “I feel like this is a blessing. I once thought I was meant to live with this condition for life. I hope this treatment will enable me to work harder and enjoy sports better.”

$705to go