Success! Nheab from Cambodia raised $253 to fund sight-restoring eye surgery.

Nheab
$253
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$0
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Fully funded
Nheab's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2023.
  • Nheab's story
  • Nheab's update
December 7, 2023

Photo of Nheab post-operation

January 25, 2024

Nheab underwent sight-restoring eye surgery.

Nheab and her daughter visited Children's Surgical Centre, and she had successful surgery to remove her cataract. She rested at home for sev...

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Nheab's Timeline

  • December 7, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 7, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nheab 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.

  • December 7, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nheab's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 25, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nheab's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 25, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nheab's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Flora is a single mother of a baby boy aged 1.5 years. She is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo who found herself in Malawi in the year 2022 in search of her sister Esperance. Flora grew up in her sister’s house since she lost all her parents through war. She shared that they got separated in 2016 during a war where Esperance's husband was killed and the family all scattered. Esperance, the sister, found herself in a refugee camp in Malawi in 2016 where Flora was able to trace her 6 years later. They both now run a saloon business which earns them a little income that helps to meet their needs. Flora was doing well until her recent pregnancy. During one of her antenatal clinics that was done at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH), she was noted to have uterine fibroids through abdominal ultrasound scanning. She had a successful caesarian section in June 2022. However, since the birth of her child, Flora has been experiencing difficult symptoms leading to frequent blood transfusions due to anemia. Flora is weak at the moment and has been seeking medical attention frequently. On January 17th this year, Flora was taken back to KCH due a dangerous low blood level. She received three pints of whole blood, recovered, and was discharged home. On January 31st, she was seen by the gynecologist at KCH who recommended a hysterectomy but due to the long list at KCH, she is not able to be seen for many months. The gynecologist referred her to our medical partner's care center PIH for urgent attention due to her condition. Her sister brought her to PIH where the surgeon confirmed her diagnosis and the need for a total abdominal hysterectomy, which is the removal of the uterus, including the cervix. Flora was then referred to the Watsi program due to her financial status. Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in a woman's uterus. Fibroids might become quite large leading to severe abdominal pain and heavy bleeding. If left untreated, fibroids continue to grow, both in size and number worsening the symptoms. The heavy bleeding may become worse causing anemia which may be fatal. Flora needs help raising $1,363 to fund her hysterectomy surgery scheduled for February 3rd. After the surgery, it is expected that Flora will be able to live her normal life, and continue taking care of her baby as she works hand-in-hand with her sister. Flora Said, “Kindly help me to get better. I have already come through a lot in my life."

$284raised
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