Princess_Salami joined Watsi on May 28th, 2020. 104 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Princess_Salami's most recent donation supported Ranny, a retailer from Cambodia, to fund chalazion eye surgery.
Princess_Salami has funded healthcare for 7 patients in 3 countries.
Princess_Salami has funded healthcare for 7 patients in 3 countries.
Ranny is a 33-year-old in Cambodia who sells bags online to earn income. Ranny has one son, and enjoys listening to music, and playing on Facebook. Five month ago, Ranny developed a chalazion in her left eye, causing her blurred vision, irritation, and discomfortable look. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient's tear gland. She shared, "it is irritating me and makes it difficult for me to see clearly and get my work done." Ranny traveled to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre. On May 5th, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Ranny's symptoms should improve drastically. She needs help raising $187 to fund this procedure. "I hope that my eye will look much better after my operation, so I can go anywhere, especially I can continue to sell bags and other products online," Ranny said.
Keith is a 12-year-old from Kenya. He is the first born child in a family of two, both of whom are students in grade three. They hail from Kaptul village which is known to be a rural area with less access to medical and social services. His parents are peasant farmers and they depend on seasonal farm products like mangoes and cassavas for commercial purpose. The money they get from those farm products is not enough to sustain the family for their daily needs. Therefore they depend on well-wishers for food and clothing when they don’t have farm products to sell. Four days ago, Keith fell from a high height and sustained trauma with injuries on right leg. A right tibia fracture was revealed by x-ray on his arrival to the hospital. Keith was looking after his grandmother’s cattle when he fell into a ditch. He is now in pain and cannot walk. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On February 20th, Keith will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him heal well and be able to walk again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure. Keith’s mother says, “He is hardworking and he is liked by his grandmother for being honest and taking responsibility. He will be missed by his grandmother, who is wishing him quick recovery.”
Sidaneth is a 25-year-old receptionist from Cambodia. She has two sisters and brothers, and enjoys listening to music and hanging out with her friends. When she was young, Sidaneth had a serious ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her ear to perforate. For this reason, Sidaneth experiences hearing loss, discharge, tinnitus, and vertigo. She often feels dizzy and cannot hear others clearly. Sidaneth traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. She previously received treatment for her other ear, but now needs follow up to complete the procedure on the other side. On January 7th, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $464 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. "I hope that surgery will clear up my ear infection and my hearing will improve," she shared.
Ayebazibwe is a farmer from Uganda. She is a married mother to one young child. Her husband is an accountant and his salary is the major source of income for their family. She earns a living through practicing small-scale farming and mostly grows beans and maize. She has a lot of family members dependent on her as many of her sisters are still in school. Six years ago, Ayebazibwe began to experience troubling symptoms, including difficulty swallowing. She was diagnosed with a goiter, an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Ayebazibwe receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on April 7th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $240, and she and her family need help raising money. Ayebazibwe says, “I hope to feel much better after my surgery.”
Seyha is a sixth-grader from Cambodia. He is thirteen years old and his favorite subject to study is Khmer literature. One of his favorite foods to eat is fried meat. Seyha has one older brother and one older sister and he enjoys reading books, watching television, and sleeping. Seyha has clubfoot on his left side. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Seyha traveled four and a half hours to visit our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). Surgeons will perform a circular frame external fixation on March 5th to help Seyha. CSC is requesting $385 to fund Seyha's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk with ease and will be able to wear shoes easily again. "My family is very worried about my clubfoot and that I have grown up abnormally and cannot walk well. I hope that the operation goes well so I will be able to walk normally."
Julian is an 18-year-old student in her third year of secondary education in Uganda. She was diagnosed with a fibroadenoma, a benign breast mass that has been present for the past two years. The lump has affected her psychologically as she often thinking of it as a malignant tumor that may result in painful breast cancer. Julian could not proceed with treatment in a different facility after being reviewed due to financial strain. She heard of Nyakibale Hospital and the surgeon recommended surgery and linked her with Watsi's Partner for possible funding. Julian hopes to have the surgery done and resume her studies with a settled mind. Julian is the second born child in a family of 6 children. Her eldest brother could not proceed with university education due to lack of school fees. Her parents are smallscale farmers. They plant cassava and beans to make ends meet. Her mother takes up tailoring in shops sometimes to earn a living for the family. Julian's father says he is not able to afford the cost of surgery for her daughter and they appeal for help. Julian traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On April 25th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Julian needs help to raise $187 to fund this procedure. Julian's father says, “I hope that my daughter’s condition will improve after her surgery so that she can continue with her studies effectively.”
Yorn is a 70-year-old monk from Cambodia. He has four daughters, four sons, and four grandchildren. He lives in the pagoda, teaching a group of students who are training to become monks. Yorn has been a monk for more than ten years. He spends most of his time reading, writing, teaching, and meditating. Three years ago, Yorn developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him tearing, blurry vision, and pain when he tries to read. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Yorn learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for four-and-a-half hours seeking treatment. On May 18th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery, and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $229 procedure. "I hope that after surgery I can see much better. I need to get back to my books, and my many ceremonies at the pagoda without others taking care of me," Yorn said.