Simon joined Watsi on April 17th, 2018. 8 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Simon's most recent donation traveled 8,700 miles to support Nosiligi, a ten year old from Tanzania, to fund burn contracture release surgery.
Simon has funded healthcare for 6 patients in 3 countries.
Nosiligi is a child from Tanzania. She is the seventh born child in a family of eight children. She has not been able to start school yet due to her left hand that was deformed after a fire accident when she was two years old. Her mother is scared that if she goes to school with how her hand is now she will be discriminated and made fun of by other children. Nosiligi’s mother is a widow since her father passed away when she was two years old due to illness. This left the mother with no one to help her look after the children. Her husband had left them with a few cattle and through that they are able to get a little milk to sell to supplement their income and do small-scale farming. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Nosiligi receive treatment. On January 31st, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her use her hand and hopefully join school with no fear of discrimination. Now, she needs help to fund this $832 procedure. Nosiligi’s mother says, “Please help my daughter. She is having challenges performing her daily activities.”
Moeun is a 67-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She enjoys enjoys visiting the pagoda and listening to the monks pray on the radio in her free time. Two months ago, Moeun developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Moeun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On October 04, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $211 procedure. Moeun said,"I hope that I will be able to see clearly so I can join in the ceremonies at the Pagoda and help take care of my family."
Florence is a high school student from Kenya. Her parents are peasant farmers in the village with limited income to cater for the needs of Florence and her five siblings. Florence has complained of a painful left thumb swell for the last four years. She is not able to utilize her hand fully especially in doing household chores. If not treated, the swell might persist affecting her daily life further. Florence had not been to any hospital but as the swell worsened, her parents brought her to our facility. She was diagnosed with soft tissue tumour and excision recommended. The surgery will allow Florence to utilize her hand with ease and reduce the chances of further complications. She is not able to raise the funds needed for surgery. Florence traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On December 17th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Florence needs help to raise $187 to fund this procedure. Florence's mother says, “I hope that my daughter becomes relieved of this condition to have a better lifestyle. I will continue to cultivate so as to support her education.”
Sopheaktra is a 2-year-old boy from Cambodia. He enjoys watching cartoons on television, and playing with his toys. When he was eight months old, Sopheakra burned his left hand on hot water. He cannot use any of his fingers or carry anything in his left hand. When Sopheaktra learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, his family traveled for one and a half hours seeking treatment. On December 23rd, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him use his fingers and hand again. Now, he needs help to fund this $448 procedure. "I hope that my son's surgery will go well and I will no longer have to worry about his condition," Sopheaktra's family shared.
David is a young student from Kenya who will start sixth grade next year. He aspires to be an engineer in future. The second-born of two children, he lives with his parents and elder siblings in a two-room rental house. David’s mother is a full-time mom, while his father is employed casually in a barber shop, with an average income of $1 a day. David was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, David has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. David will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on December 19th. AMHF is requesting $535 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. “I want to be an engineer when I grow up,” says David.
Senghak is a corn farmer from Cambodia. He has one daughter, five sons, and two grandchildren. Two years ago, Senghak developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Senghak learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 2, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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 $211 procedure. He says, "I hope I can see everything clearly so I can go to work or go outside by myself again."