Rajas joined Watsi on May 8th, 2013. 10 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Rajas' most recent donation traveled 8,800 miles to support Ngorn, a woman from Cambodia, to fund hip surgery.
Rajas has funded healthcare for 55 patients in 13 countries.
Mary is a farmer from Kenya. She is a single mother of three children. Mary has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Without treatment, the cancer may spread to other organs. A mastectomy, a surgery to remove breast tissue, has been suggested to rid her body of breast cancer and to prevent the cancer from metastasizing. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $816 to cover the cost of a mastectomy for Mary. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 17. After treatment, Mary will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. Mary says, “I hope that soon I will be cancer free to lead a normal life and have a settled mind."
Dorica is a mother of two from Malawi. She lives with her children, two grandchildren, and her husband. She does a lot of cooking at home and likes to rest in her free time. Since December 2018, Dorica has been experiencing prolonged bleeding. She has been diagnosed with unspecified abnormal vaginal bleeding. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $650 to fund Dorica's surgery. On March 28, she will undergo gynecological surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner's care center. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and seven nights of hospital stay. She looks forward to getting better after this surgery and hopes to start a business of selling doughnuts when she recovers.
Kaung is a two-year-old boy from Thailand. He lives with his parents in Ban San Kwan, Mae Sot District, Tak Province. They moved there from Bago Division, Burma, in search of better job opportunities. Kaung’s parents work as agricultural day laborers. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Kaung. On April 19, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Kaung's natural lenses and replace them with an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. Kaung’s mother says, “We are very stressed, and I have had to stop working to look after him. As my husband is the only one working, his income is not enough to cover our daily expenses.”
Aziza is a student from Tanzania. She is the oldest child in a family of three children. She has a swelling on her left thigh that keeps growing each day, and she has been complaining of pain. Aziza traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On May 7, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Aziza needs help to raise $689 to fund this procedure. Aziza’s father says, “Please help my daughter get her treatment we are not able to afford her treatment cost.”
Ngorn is a woman from Cambodia. She has five children and 14 grandchildren In July 2018, Ngorn slipped and fell, injuring her left hipbone. She received treatment at another hospital, but it was unsuccessful and she still suffers from pain and immobility. Surgery will replace part of her hipbone and will allow her to walk independently without the use of a walker. Surgery is scheduled for April 25 and will cost $497. She looks forward to being on her own again. She says, "I hope that the surgery will allow me to walk normally again and no longer experience any pain."
Breana is a baby from Tanzania. Late last year, she was accidentally burned by a boiling pot of water. Now the skin around her arm has contracted, limiting her movement. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Breana receive treatment. On March 5, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her use her arm easily. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure. Breana’s mother says, “Please help her.”
Broony is a baby from Kenya. He is the youngest of five children. Broony has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Broony has been experiencing an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Broony will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Broony that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 3 and will drain the excess fluid from Broony's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Broony will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. “I thank God for BethanyKids, I hope we can get help,” says Broony’s mother.
Fiyas is a 54-year-old fisherman from Cambodia. She has four daughters and seven grandchildren, and enjoys going to the temple in her free time. Two months ago, Fiyas developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision, irritation, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Fiyas learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for one and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 4, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure. She says, "I hope that after my surgery, I am able to go outside by myself and help take care of my grandchildren."
Heh Khu is a seven-year-old from Burma. He lives with his parents and five other siblings in Ei Thu Hta village, Hpa-pun Township, Karen State. His parents are farmers. He loves to draw in his free time. When he was one year old, he complained that his right eye was itchy and painful. He then lost vision in his right eye. Doctors want Heh Khu to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $469 to cover the cost of Heh Khu's CT scan and care, scheduled for March 5. His mother says, "I am sad to see my son in pain and that he cannot see things."
Mya is a 15-year-old girl from Burma. She lives with her mother, sister and great-grandmother in Chaung Thaung Village, Kawkareik Twoship, Karen State. Mya has been diagnosed with an ovarian tumor. She has been advised to undergo an oophorectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her ovaries. Fortunately, Mya is scheduled to undergo her oophorectomy on March 22. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $913 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Mya said, “I would like to study nature and animals in the future. I like reading different kinds of books, watching movies and am also interested in sewing clothes. I sometimes help my mother sell mohinga when I have free time.”
Mujuni is a baby from Uganda. He is the youngest of three children. Mujuni’s parents are farmers. For five months, Mujuni has had an inguinal scrotal hernia. This hernia causes him pain and if not treated, it may result in intestinal tissue damage and death. Fortunately, on August 8, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $249 to fund Mujuni's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. His mother says, "After surgery my son will grow up in good health and I will have peace of mind."
Sanay is a three-month-old baby girl from Burma. She lives with her family in Mine Kan Village, Hpa-An Township, Karen State. Only her 19-year-old brother is currently working and supporting their family. He works at a chicken factory in Bangkok. Sanay was recently diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which has caused fluid to build up in her brain. Without immediate surgery to alleviate the intracranial pressure that the excess fluid is causing, she is at risk of developing severe, potentially fatal medical complications. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund the insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for Sanay, which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in her brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 6, and, once completed, will greatly improve Sanay's quality of life. “I want my daughter to become a nurse when she grows up,” says Sanay’s father.