Nawar joined Watsi on February 7th, 2019. One year ago, Nawar became the 4591st member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 1,334 more people have become monthly donors! Nawar's most recent donation supported Deborah, a girl from Thailand, to fund a CT scan.
Nawar has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 3 countries.
Deborah is an eight-year-old girl from Thailand. She lives with her mother in Ban Nua, Mae Sot, Tak Province. Her mother is a teacher, and Deborah is in second grade. In her free time, Deborah loves to read as well as to spend time with her mother. A few months ago, Deborah started to complain about headaches. Two days ago, she started to complain about dizziness. Her mother brought her to visit our medical partner, where doctors suspect she has a brain tumor. Doctors want Deborah to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Deborah's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 22. Her mother says, “Deborah is my only child and I could not stand to see her sick and not able to walk properly. I want to see her grow up healthy.”
John is a child from Kenya. He underwent a colostomy, in which the end of the colon is brought through an opening in the abdominal wall. This surgery is often performed to bypass bowel malformations, but colostomies are usually temporary and may call for closure. In John's case, his colostomy requires closure in order to restore bowel function and prevent future complications. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $619 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for John. The surgery is scheduled to take place on March 1 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently.
Pov is a 27-year-old factory worker from Cambodia. He has two brothers and a sister and enjoys doing work around the house in his free time. When he was fifteen years old, Pov had an ear infection. This infection caused a cholesteatoma, or an abnormal skin growth, to develop in the middle ear behind the ear drum. For this reason, Pov experiences ear discharge, pain, and hearing loss. Pain and ear discharge makes it difficult for Pov to work and do daily activities. Pov traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On February 6, he will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in his right ear. During this procedure, ENT surgeons will remove the cholesteatoma. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $842 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. His sister says, "I hope that the surgery will improve my brother's hearing and stop any ear discharge and pain."