JANET joined Watsi on December 29th, 2019. 13 other people also joined Watsi on that day! JANET's most recent donation supported Dalin, a girl from Cambodia, to fund clubfoot repair.
JANET has funded healthcare for 11 patients in 4 countries.
JANET has funded healthcare for 11 patients in 4 countries.
Dalin is a 13-year-old girl from Cambodia. She enjoys playing with her two older sisters and listening to music in her free time. Dalin 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, Dalin traveled one hour to visit our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). There, surgeons will perform Percutaneous Achilles Tendon Lengthening on October 02. CSC is requesting $353 to fund Dalin's clubfoot repair. After treatment, She will be able to walk easily and wear shoes again without any difficulty.. Dalin's mother said, "I hope that my daughter's surgery goes well and that she will be able to walk again without any difficulty."
Oun is a 54-year-old fruit seller from Cambodia. She has five children, three grandchildren, and enjoys watching Khmer dramas on television in her spare time. Six years ago, Oun developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her irritation, redness, tearing, and blurry vision. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside. When Oun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. Oun needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $201. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for December 10th. "I hope that the tearing in my eyes will stop and I will be able to return to my work selling fruit at the market," she shared.
Chan Mony is a 4-year-old girl from Cambodia. She likes to play with her toys, paint pictures, and watch cartoons on television. Since Chan Mony was born, she has had a large mass covering most of her back and it continues to grow over time. The mass has caused large hairy and discolored spots over her back and upper legs. Chan Mony traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. Surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Chan Mony needs help to raise $220 to fund this procedure. "I hope that my daughter's surgery goes well and that she will look better and be able to grow up normally." -Chan Mony's Mother
Lina is an eighth grade student from Cambodia. She has two brothers, one sister, and enjoys reading books and listening to the radio in her spare time. When she was nine, Lina had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her right ear to perforate. For this reason, Lina experiences discharge, pain, and hearing loss. She has trouble hearing properly and cannot concentrate or communicate well at school. Lina traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On November 19th, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her right ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. "I hope that my daughter's operation goes well so she will be able to hear again and feel better." -Lina's Father
Han is a 69-year-old retired teacher from Cambodia. She has five children, nine grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio and visiting the pagoda in her free time. Two years ago, Han developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Han learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for five hours seeking treatment. On September 10th, 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 $211 procedure. "I hope that I am able to see again so I can help take care of my grandchildren, plant some vegetables nearby the house, and visit the pagoda."
Vandy is a twelfth-grade student from Cambodia. He enjoys playing soccer, listening to music, and hanging out with his friends. He hopes to become a police officer when he gets older. In June 2019, Vandy was in a severe motorcycle accident that fractured his left leg. He went for treatment at a referral hospital where doctors fixed Vandy with internal hardware to heal his fracture. Now, a nail from the hardware has broken, leaving him with pain and discomfort. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On November 19th, Vandy will undergo a hardware removal procedure, which will cost $214. Surgery will remove the hardware and ensure that Vandy can move and walk again with ease and comfort. Vandy said, "I hope that I will feel better soon and no longer have any pain so I can return to my studies."
Dennis is a very shy and quiet boy from Kenya. Dennis was born with anal rectal malformation, where he lacked an anal opening. This caused trouble to his parents as he could not pass stool for an entire week when he was born. He had a colostomy created and was required to proceed with subsequent surgeries of the anal opening and colostomy closure. However, for the last 17 years, he has survived with the colostomy. His parents were not able to raise the funds needed for his surgeries. His area chief recently forced Dennis's parents to bring him to Bethany Kids Kijabe after much suffering. At Bethany Kids Kijabe, he was diagnosed and surgery recommended. He needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. However, the family is still struggling financially. Dennis is the firstborn child in his family. Due to his condition, he has never been to school, being passed by all his 6 siblings who are schooling. Dennis is quite shy and prefers to be alone due to his condition. Successful surgery will allow Dennis to resume a relatively normal life like any other child and perhaps start schooling. His father is a security guard while his mother sells vegetables in their village.The family appeals for help. Dennis is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on October 22nd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,327 to cover the total cost of Dennis's procedure and care. “If only I knew, I would have come here early. I feel like I have wasted his life,” says Dennis's father with regret.
Saorith is a 10th grade student from Cambodia. He has seven siblings, and enjoys studying chemistry and physics and hopes to become a teacher when he gets older. Three months ago, Saorith developed a mass inside his right ear. He experiences hearing loss, pain, and has trouble communicating clearly with others. Saorith traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On September 17th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Saorith needs help to raise $220 to fund this procedure. Saorith's father says,"I hope that my son will feel better after his surgery and will be able to hear clearly again."
Mbondo is a nursery school pupil and likes reading and drawing. He also likes playing with other children and sometimes he says that his friends imitate him as he walks. Mbondo hails from Tulimani village in Makueni County. He is an orphan and lives with his grandparents. His mother passed 3 years ago as a result of an accident along Makutano junction Machakos road while his father passed 2 years later after a long illness. Mbondo was born with a condition known as knock knees, the grandmother did not notice the condition at an early stage until recently when he noticed the knees knocking each other and he was limping as he walks. Mbondo's grandparents who are taking care of him are farmers and mostly depend on their children for daily bread cannot afford to pay even a quarter of the estimated bill and thus requested for support.
Jean is a mother of two from Haiti. She lives in a small city in southern Haiti with her husband and two young boys. Jean has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves in her heart has been severely damaged due to a rheumatic fever she suffered several years ago. Jean will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On September 11th, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will remove her damaged valve and implant an artificial replacement. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $35,000 to pay for surgery. Jean's family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and checkup and followup appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Jean's family overseas. "I am looking forward to this surgery so that I can play with my children and take care of them."
Kiconco is a nurse from Uganda. She is married and a mother of four children; three in primary school while the youngest still at home, her husband is a driver while she is a nurse at Nyakibale hospital. She has many dependents since she also cares for her sister’s children providing home necessities as well because their father has not been able to get work. Kiconco was received with persistent painful growth over the dorsal aspect of her left foot for six months. She experiences pain and discomfort especially when she wears closed toe shoes. Kiconco traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On September 10th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Kiconco needs help to raise $187 to fund this procedure. Kiconco says “I will be glad if at all my condition improves and I pray that may the good Lord bless you abundantly.”