Matt joined Watsi on April 26th, 2018. 6 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Matt's most recent donation supported Ansinguza, a young boy from Uganda, to fund a hernia repair.
Matt has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 3 countries.
Ansinguza is a young boy from Uganda. He is the third born with two siblings; all in school. His mother practices small scale farming while the father is a butcher. Eight years ago, Ansinguza has had an inguinal scrotal hernia. This hernia causes him discomfort and if not treated, it may result in intestinal tissue damage or death. Fortunately, on August 20, 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 Ansinguza's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Ansinguza says, “Am hoping to get a better after surgery.”
Vanneth is a 7th grade student from Cambodia. She has five siblings, and her favorite subject in school is Khmer literature. She hopes to become a teacher one day. One year ago, Vanneth had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her right ear to perforate. For this reason, Vanneth experiences tinnitus, itchiness, and discharge. She cannot hear clearly and has difficulty focusing in school. Vanneth traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On September 06, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her right 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. "I hope that my daughter's condition will improve after surgery and she will no longer suffer from hearing loss." -Vanneth's Mother
Yorn is a 78-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has three children, ten grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio in her free time. Three months ago, Yorn developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and irritation. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Yorn learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 9th, 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. "I hope that I will be able to see more clearly so I can go outside on my own and help the monks clean and cook at the pagoda."
Margaret is a farmer from Kenya. She is 56 years old and a mother of six. She plants maize and beans for domestic use. Margaret lost her husband in 1992. Two weeks ago, Margaret tripped and fractured her left hand. She has currently lost function of her hand and cannot perform routine tasks. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On April 19, Margaret will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. We hope that with treatment, Margaret will be able to return home and work normally. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $771 to fund this procedure.