Success! Tong from Cambodia raised $253 to fund cataract surgery to restore his vision.

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Fully funded
Tong's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2023.
  • Tong's story
  • Tong's update
October 4, 2023

Photo of Tong post-operation

January 19, 2024

Tong underwent cataract surgery to restore his vision.

Tong had successful surgery to remove his cataract. Tong's quality of life will improve because he can work outdoors, stabilize his family f...

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Tong's Timeline

  • October 4, 2023

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

  • October 4, 2023

    Tong 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 5, 2023

    Tong's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 25, 2023

    Tong's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 19, 2024

    Tong's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet Reacheany Kuch, who lives with her parents in Phnom Penh province. In their daily lives, her parents operate as food vendors in a local market. When not in kindergarten, Reacheany delights in accompanying her parents to the market, observing the hustle and bustle of the vibrant surroundings. She has a fondness for the duck eggs her parents bring home from their market, and she has decided she would like to become a teacher when she is older. Reacheany Kuch has faced a challenge from a young age – torticollis, which causes her neck to tilt to one side. Her head tilts to one side, and her chin tilts to the other side - she feels pain when she tries to correct it. This makes it difficult for her to move her head or neck. Fortunately, our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), offers surgery to correct congenital torticollis. Her parents traveled to CSC, where, after a thorough examination, the doctor recommended a procedure called sternocleidomastoid (SCM) release to correct Reacheany Kuch's torticollis. Now, her parents need help to cover the costs of the $572 procedure, which will include surgery, hospitalization, medications, and rehabilitation. Your assistance will play a crucial role in ensuring that Reacheany Kuch receives the care she needs to overcome the challenges posed by her condition and continue pursuing her dreams of becoming a teacher. Her mother said: "We are hopeful the operation will correct Reacheany Kuch's neck, and she will look like other children. She is timid, so this will help her when she attends a new school next year."

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