Joe joined Watsi on August 17th, 2018. 9 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Joe's most recent donation supported Yorn, a woman from Cambodia, to fund cataract surgery.
Joe has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 2 countries.
Yorn is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has a son, two daughters, and three grandchildren. She likes to listen to the radio and to watch Khmer dramas. A year ago, Yorn developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Yorn learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On August 21, doctors will perform a small incision 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. She says, "I look forward to spending time with my grandchildren after the operation."
Nicholaus is an infant from Tanzania. He is the only child to his young parents. Nicholaus’s father works as a welder, while his mother is a housewife. Nicholaus has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Nicholaus has been experiencing regular fevers and vomiting. Without treatment, Nicholaus will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,238 to cover the cost of surgery for Nicholaus that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 9 and will drain the excess fluid from Nicholaus's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Nicholaus will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Nicholaus’s mother says, “Please help my baby get treated. I don’t want t lose him.”
Charles is a three-month-old boy from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of two children. He was born with a condition called spina bifida, in which the spine does not form correctly before birth. This leaves him at risk of future complications and infections. Charles's parents are small-scale farmers who cannot afford surgery for their son. Fortunately, they visited our medical partner's care center. Now, Charles is scheduled to undergo spinal repair surgery on June 3. The procedure will cost $1,369. “Please help my son get the needed surgery. If we had the money, we would have taken him to hospital early. We have been living with worries as time goes by because anything can happen to him with this condition," says his mother.