Matthew joined Watsi on April 13th, 2019. 15 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Matthew's most recent donation traveled 6,600 miles to support Julius, a man from Kenya, to fund cataract surgery.
Matthew has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 2 countries.
Julius is a man from Kenya. A while ago, Julius developed a cataract in his right cataract, causing him blurry vision. A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes opaque, blurring vision. He has difficulty seeing his children. Fortunately, Julius is scheduled to undergo cataract surgery at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove and replace the blurred lens. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $220 procedure. Julius says, “I want to regain my eyesight and continue providing for my wife."
Thearo is a young man from Cambodia. Ten years ago, Thearo's spine started to curve, which is progressing with age, making it difficult to sit in school for long periods, and causing a lot of discomfort. Surgery can help correct the position of his spine, and prevent further worsening of the condition. Fortunately, surgery is scheduled for March 14. Our medical partner needs help raising $1,500 to fund this procedure. Thearo hopes to go back to school and become a teacher one day. He says, "I hope that after surgery, I will no longer have any pain and will be able to go back to school without any discomfort."