Debbie joined Watsi on February 19th, 2020. 13 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Debbie's most recent donation supported Yoeun, a fifth grade student from Cambodia, to fund fracture hardware removal treatment.
Debbie has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 2 countries.
Yoeun is a fifth grade student from Cambodia. He has three sisters, three brothers, and enjoys playing soccer, watching television, and feeding the chickens nearby his house. In August 2016, Yoeun was is a severe motorcycle accident and fractured his right leg. He received treatment at a local hospital, where the doctors fixated internal hardware to help his fracture heal in alignment. Now, the fracture has healed but the hardware causes him pain and discomfort. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On December 13th, Yoeun will undergo a hardware removal procedure, which will cost $214. Surgery will remove the hardware and relieve Yoeun's pain and allow him to walk again without difficulty. "I hope that the surgery will go well and my son will feel better again and I won't have to worry about his injuries anymore."-Yoeun's Mother
Zin is a 37-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband, son and two daughters in Myawaddy, Karen State. Her 17-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter go to school while her youngest daughter stays home as she is still very young. To make a living, Zin used to make different Burmese snacks and sell them at the nearby villages. But she recently stopped working due to her health condition. Sometimes, her husband works as a day labourer but Zin said she does not know how much he earns from that. Six months ago, Zin started to experience stomach-ache so she went to a clinic. The doctor there did not do any investigations, instead, just prescribed her oral medication. Although Zin felt better with the medications she received at the clinic, her symptom returned after two months and she went back to see the same doctor. The doctor again prescribed her medications, but they only relieved her symptoms for a short time. In early September, Zin felt like her stomach-ache has worsened. She had it more often and the medications that she received at the clinic did not help her anymore. On 12 September 2019, Zin had a severe stomach-ache and for the last time, she returned to see the same doctor. On this visit, the doctor performed an ultrasound and said that there are stones in her common bile duct (CBD), a duct that carries bile from the gallbladder and liver into the duodenum (upper part of the small intestine). Zin has been advised to undergo a biliary obstruction repair, a procedure to repair the blockage of the bile ducts, which carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder. If left untreated, Zin's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Zin is scheduled to undergo her biliary obstruction repair on October 03. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Zin's procedure and care. Zin said, “I cannot do anything now. I want to get well soon and start working again. If not, my family will not have enough food”.