EdCompass
EdCompass' Story

EdCompass joined Watsi on July 10th, 2020. 13 other people also joined Watsi on that day! EdCompass' most recent donation traveled 8,800 miles to support Chhorm, a grandfather from Cambodia, to fund sight-restoring cataract surgery.

Impact

EdCompass has funded healthcare for 62 patients in 3 countries.

All patients funded by EdCompass

Evelyne is an 18-year-old student. She's is in senior high school, but currently at home due to the closure of schools as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. She's the last born of seven children. Her parents are small-scale farmers and own a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter. She has been able to get support for school fees from her sister who is a nun under Our Lady of Fatima Sisters because her parents currently cannot afford her school fees and neither can they afford her medication. About four years ago, Nayebare suffered from chickenpox and managed to get herbal treatment. She later developed a prominent scar on her right side of the neck that has slowly kept on increasing in size. Currently, it’s very painful and she can hardly sleep. She has continuously used herbs without improvement. She feels down at school with her friends and this partly affects her performance at school. If not treated, the keloids could become more extensive. They could also transform into cancerous lesions, causing more pain and discomfort. Her family is unable to afford the cost of treatment and is seeking financial support. Evelyne traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On November 3rd, surgeons will help heal her condition. Now, Evelyne's family needs help to raise $145 to fund this procedure. Evelyne says, “I feel uncomfortable in this condition especially while at school. I hope to look normal again through surgery so that I can live a pain-free life and comfortably continue with education.”

$145raised
Fully funded

Jayden is a sweet five-year-old boy. His mother is a housewife while his father is a day laborer at construction sites. Jayden is the third born in a family of five children and is not yet able to walk and talk well. The mother says that he was healthy at birth but after 4 months, he developed a pneumonia-like illness. His elder siblings had developed tuberculosis and since he was the youngest, he was admitted to the hospital for one year together with his mother. She thinks he could have missed sunshine due to the long stay in hospital. Since he can not walk, Jayden is mostly in diapers, which his mom wondered if that also contributed to his condition. They noticed when he was young that his testes had not fully formed. After waiting for a long time with no resolve, they decided to bring him to Nazareth Hospital. An ultrasound scan was done and showed bilateral undescended testes and the surgeon has recommended an Orchidopexy procedure. Due to the many health burdens for their family, they have exhausted their national insurance medical coverage for the year and are now seeking financial assistance. Jayden was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Jayden has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Jayden will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on October 21st. AMH is requesting $483 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. “Despite his health status, we love Jayden and would like to see him grow like other boys. It is our hope that he will soon be able to talk, walk and grow up like other children. That is why we kindly seek your help on his treatment,” says Jayden’s father.

$483raised
Fully funded