Merlin joined Watsi on January 22nd, 2019. 28 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Merlin's most recent donation supported Musinguzi, a man from Uganda, to fund a mass removal procedure.
Merlin has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 2 countries.
Musinguzi is a farmer from Uganda. He is married and a father of eight children. Musinguzi developed a swelling on the back of his neck in 2017. This swelling has been gradually increasing in size. Musinguzi traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On January 16, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Musinguzi needs help to raise $196 to fund this procedure. He says, "I like listening to radio during my free time."
Rida is a girl from Cambodia. She has one brother and one sister. She likes to play with friends, watch TV, and go for walks with her family. She wants to be a banker when she grows up. Rida was born with scoliosis, 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 her spine, and prevent further worsening of the condition. Spinal surgery is scheduled for January 21 and will cost $1,500. Her mother says, "I hope my daughter feels better after the operation and does not have any more difficulty sleeping."
Srey Leak is a factory worker from Cambodia. She has one brother and two sisters. She likes to play games online in her free time. Three years ago, Srey Leak had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her left ear to perforate. For this reason, Srey Leak experiences headache, pain, and ear discharge. She cannot communicate easily with others. Srey Leak traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On December 12, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her left ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. She says, "I hope my headache and ear pain is gone soon."