Rohun joined Watsi on September 4th, 2021. 5 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Rohun's most recent donation traveled 8,800 miles to support Phalla, a construction worker from Cambodia, to fund a fracture repair so he can use his arm again.
Rohun has funded healthcare for 10 patients in 4 countries.
Rohun has funded healthcare for 10 patients in 4 countries.
Phalla is a 29-year-old construction worker, who is married and has two daughters. His nine-year-old daughter is in 3rd grade and his six-year-old daughter just started school. Phalla's wife works as a farmer. On April 29th, 2021, Phalla was in a motorcycle accident that injured and dislocated his right elbow. He is in pain and unable to move or use his right arm. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help him. On June 2nd, Phalla will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. This procedure will restore mobility to his arm so that he can use it normally again. Phalla shared, "I'm hoping I can use my arm better so I can return to work as soon as possible."
No is a 67-year-old bicycle repairman. He's married and has four sons, two daughters, and many grandchildren. No lives with his wife, who sells food in front of a garment factory. Nowadays, No does not work because of his poor vision. In his free time, he enjoys listening to the news on the radio. Two years ago, No developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him photophobia and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When No learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for an hour seeking treatment. On August 9th, doctors will perform a cataract surgery and lens implant in his left eye so that after recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, CSC is requesting $229 to fund this procedure. No said, "I hope after surgery my eye can see clearly so I can return to my job repairing bicycles and go anywhere on my own."
Sok is a 39-year-old farmer who is married and has two children who are in primary school. Sok enjoys raising chickens, cows, growing vegetables around her house, and teaching her children. In 2011, Sok had an ear infection that caused her right ear drum to perforate. This causes her to experience tinnitus, ear discharge, and hearing loss. She cannot communicate efficiently and is uncomfortable being around others due to the discharge and smell. Sok traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On July 21st, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her right ear, in which the surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), is requesting $464 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. Sok shares her hopes for recovery, "I hope my hearing will improve so I can communicate with others more easily."
Kaong is a 64-year-old farmer with three sons, five daughters, and many grandchildren. Kaong lives with her husband and their second daughter who is a fisherwoman. Kaong likes to listen to the news and the monks pray on the radio. Three years ago, Kaong developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her photophobia, blurry vision, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Kaong learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On August 20th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure. Kaong shares, "I hope after surgery my eye can see clearly so I can help my daughter to sell fish and take care of my husband well."
Nhoem is a 67-year-old rice farmer with four daughters, five sons, and many grandchildren. He lives and works alongside his wife. Their children have all grown up, but they are taking care of two of their grandchildren, who are in primary school. It has been difficult for him to work recently due to his vision, so he spends most of his time at home, doing housework and cooking for his grandchildren. Four years ago, Nhoem developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision and sensitivity to light. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Nhoem learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for three-and-a-half hours with his son seeking treatment. On July 13th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure. Nhoem shared, "I need to work again to support my family, so I hope this surgery will clear my vision and that I can heal quickly."
Tukwasibwe is a mother of nine children. She has never attended school but is proud to be able to spell and write her name and does the best she can. Tukwasibwe's oldest child is 34 years old and her youngest is 15 years old and currently attending class five at primary school. Tukwasibwe and her husband work as small scale farmers to support themselves and their family. For three years, Tukwasibwe has been experiencing lower abdominal and back pain with bleeding, which has worsened recently to the point where bending and doing strenuous work is difficult. Tukwasibwe tried seeking treatment from different hospitals but was only given medicine to ease the pain. When she came to Rushoroza Hospital, a scan was done and she was diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease. She is scheduled for gynecological surgery on July 10th so that the condition will not further worsen her health. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $228 to fund Tukwasibwe's hysterectomy at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Tukwasibwe will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. With optimism and dignity, she shares, “I hope and pray for a successful surgery because I can no longer do all my duties due to my current condition. I will continue with farming as soon as I get better.”
Chan Fa is a 22-year-old blacksmith. He is married and has one son. His wife works in a garment factory. While he is working, Chan Fa enjoys listening to music. Two years ago, Chan Fa developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him partial blindness, sensitivity to light, and tearing. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Chan Fa learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled there with his wife seeking treatment. On June 3rd, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure. Chan Fa shared, "I hope after surgery I can see well so I can return to work and take care of my family better."
Lemayan is a young three year old boy and the last born child to his mother of five. His father has two wives and a total of seven children in their family. Lemayan's parents are livestock keepers who depend on the sale of milk for their livelihood and once in a while, they are able to sell cattle, however their income is limited. Lemayan was diagnosed with Bilateral Varus. He is having difficulty walking and has pain when he stands or walks for a short distance. His mother noticed the condition when he learned to stand and walk. It began as a slight curve, but over the years the curve has increased significantly. His condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, it has led to Lemayan not wanting to stand or walk by himself, thus forcing the mother to carry him on her back most of the time. Through a visit of doctors to their village, his parents learned that he could get treated at Watsi's medical partner's care center. Lemayan's parents cannot afford the treatment cost and are asking for help. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Lemayan. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 19th. Treatment will hopefully restore Lemayan's mobility, allow him to participate in all kinds of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Lemayan's mother says, “It was a slight curve back then when he learnt to stand but over the years the curve has increased significantly and now he is scared of walking. Please help.”
Pov, a 56-year-old woman, works as a rice farmer alongside her husband. Together, they have three sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren. Two years ago, Pov developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and tearing. As a result, she has difficulty seeing clearly, recognizing faces, and going outside. When Pov learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled three-and-a-half hours to seek treatment. On August 9th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, Pov will be able to see clearly again. Now, CSC is requesting $229 to fund this procedure. Pov shared, “I hope after surgery my eye can see clearly so I can return to the rice field and do all my housework well.”
Lucy is a fishmonger who sells fish in an eatery in Naivasha, Kenya. As a mother of three, she was widowed in 1997 and has been raising her children by herself. Now, her children are all adults in their twenties, but do not yet have stable jobs. Lucy underwent total hip replacement 6 weeks ago as a result of severe arthritis. She was discharged after she showed signs of recovery. However, two weeks ago she started experiencing prolonged pain, difficulty walking, and infection in the wound. It turns out that she has a post-hip replacement infection and needs a debridement and polyethylene liner change to stop the infection and accelerate healing of her hip. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is able to help. On June 28th, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure, and AMH is requesting $1,185 for the treatment. Lucy has not been able to go to work for over two months now. Lucy reveals, "I am almost closing down my fish business due to this sickness. For some months now, I have been on and off at hospitals to treat the hip. My children and I rely on this business and I need to get well soon or I will not be able to take care of my family and myself. ”