Pheo joined Watsi on October 13th, 2015. 11 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Pheo's most recent donation traveled 8,800 miles to support Sophal, a woman from Cambodia, to fund cataract surgery.
Pheo has funded healthcare for 20 patients in 6 countries.
Pheo has funded healthcare for 20 patients in 6 countries.
Sophal is a 67-year-old retired government worker from Cambodia. She has two children and one grandchild, and enjoys spending time at the pagoda in her free time. Two years ago, Sophal developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision and irritation. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Sophal learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On July 9, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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. She says, "I hope that after my surgery I am able to go to join the ceremonies at the pagoda and help take care of my grandchild."
Kyosiimire is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. She is a widow with four children. She has had a swelling in her right armpit since 1993. It has been painful and has affected her work performance/ Kyosiimire traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On July 2, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Kyosiimire needs help to raise $187 to fund this procedure. Kyosiimire says, “I hope to be treated and get better life as I continue with farming."
Sok Panha is a boy from Cambodia. When he was one year old, Sok Panha suffered from a burn on his left index finger. This has caused his finger to heal improperly and has resulted in the inability to extend his finger. Sok Panha was taken to the Kunthabopha Children's Hospital in Phnom Penh for an operation when he was two years old, but the outcome was unsuccessful. At the age of seven, Sok Panha will now undergo contracture release surgery to release the affected skin on his finger, which will allow him to move his finger freely without restraint. Surgery is scheduled for April 23 and will cost $417. Sok Panha currently studies in first grade, and hopes to become a police officer when he gets older.
Cheang is a four-year-old boy from Cambodia. He has one brother, and enjoys playing with toy cars and eating fried pork. Two months ago, Cheang developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him vision loss. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Cheang learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for one and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 23, doctors will perform a lensectomy and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $211 procedure. His mother says, "I hope that after my son's surgery, I will no longer worry about him because he will be able to see clearly."
Kabeho is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. He is married with seven children. For six months, Kabeho has had an inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him discomfort and pain and is affecting his work on the farm. Fortunately, on February 5, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Kabeho's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Kabeho says, “I look forward to being better after surgery than I am now and I continue with farming support to my family.”
Chrestin is a baby from Ethiopia. His father is a civil servant, and his mother takes care of him. Chrestin was born with a congenital anomaly called bladder extrophy. This means his urinary system does not function normally and he is exposed to infections. He underwent corrective surgery three days after he was born, but the procedure was not successful. Chrestin is now scheduled to undergo another corrective bladder surgery on February 5. His family needs help raising $1,500 to fund the procedure. His mother says, "Our income is now only from my husband's salary and this is very limited on our basic need. We are living in a rented house. Our baby had surgery before but we were informed that it failed. Now we can’t afford this medical bill for these reasons."
Bolhubasa is a market vender from Uganda. She is married and a mother of five children. For seven months, Bolhubasa has been experiencing abdominal bleeding. She has been diagnosed with endometrial polyps. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $268 to fund Bolhubasa's surgery. On December 19, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Bolhubasa will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. She says, “After surgery I will resume with my business.”
Arinda is a student from Uganda. He is a senior in high school. For about seven months, Arinda has had a left inguinal hernia. This causes him difficulty and pain. Fortunately, on November 27, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Arinda's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Arinda says, “I am hopeful that I will be fine after the surgery and I continue with my studies to earn a good living in future.”
Kamarampaka is a retired civil servant from Uganda. He is married and a father of five children. Karamarampaka has had a swelling on his right leg since 2013. He experiences pain and discomfort. Kamarampaka traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On November 21, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Kamarampaka needs help to raise $196 to fund this procedure. He says, "I like reading mathematics textbooks during my free time."
Rashid is a farmer with a large family from Malawi. He lives with his wife, and together they have eight children and more than 20 grandchildren. Since last month, Rashid has been experiencing pain and coughing. These symptoms are caused by an enlarged prostate, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia. He needs to undergo a prostate resection surgery, a procedure in which surgeons will remove part of the enlarged gland. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $733 to fund Rashid's surgery. On September 6, he will undergo prostate surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner's care center. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and two weeks of hospital stay. He says, "I am accepting this help with both hands open; I am ready to have the operation and return to good health! Thank you!"
Ror is a third grade student from Cambodia. He is a nine-year-old boy. He wants to be a teacher when he grows up. He loves to drink coca cola and play football. Three months ago, Ror was playing football with friends when he fell down and fractured his arm. It is difficult for him to use his arm and carry things. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On August 1, Ror will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will allow him to use his arm freely again. He says, "I hope my arm doesn't hurt after surgery and I can return to school soon."
Godson is a toddler from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of two children. His parents are farmers. Godson has clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Godson traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on August 13. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Godson's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily. Godson’s mother says, “If there is a way to treat him, I would be very happy to see my son walk normally like other kids.”