Navneet joined Watsi on November 21st, 2014. 16 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Navneet's most recent donation traveled 8,800 miles to support Sinoeun, a young man from Cambodia, to treat a fractured femur.
Navneet has funded healthcare for 7 patients in 5 countries.
Navneet has funded healthcare for 7 patients in 5 countries.
"Over two months ago, Sinoeun was in an accident while riding his moto that resulted in his femur being fractured," says our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). "He has been consigned to a wheelchair since then and cannot work or do anything at all to earn money for his family." 23-year-old Sinoeun is a young man from Cambodia. Prior to his accident, he was living on his own and working to support his family. However, since the accident, he had moved back home with his parents and is unable to work. "Before his injury, he enjoyed playing volleyball and watching Khmer music channels," CSC tells us. Sinoeun and his family cannot afford the open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) procedure he needs to correct the fracture. The surgery will cost $405. This cost includes anesthesia, laboratory testing, post-operation care, physiotherapy and x-rays. After surgery, "Sinoeun will soon be able to walk again and return to work," CSC adds.
Meet Salma, a one-year old girl from Tanzania. Salma is her mother’s only child. Her father left the family when he saw that Salma has a disability. Salma has an imperforate anus, which means that the opening of her anus is blocked. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), reports: “Salma is currently passing stool through her vagina. To develop as a girl, teenager and a woman she needs to have this defect corrected.” For $1500, AMHF can perform a 3-stage surgery to fix Salma's condition. The surgery will allow Salma to pass stool normally, and develop without complications. “This treatment will give me the chance to improve our lives," shares Salma's mother.
"I am looking forward to being in no pain so that I can do household chores and also to take care of my husband and daughters," San San tells us. 36-year-old San San is a mother of three from Burma. Last year she went to a doctor with cervical pain, and was told she needed treatment for an inflamed cervix. But because she could not afford the treatment, she continued to live in pain. A subsequent ultrasound revealed she has a cervical mass, which is not only causing pain, but also mental distress. San San and her daughters rely on her husband's income, which is not enough to cover the expenses of the family. They often borrow money to make ends meet. Our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP) is able to treat San San's mass for $625, which we hope to fully fund for her. "Once San San has had the inflamed mass of retained products in her cervix removed she will be able to take full-time care of her daughter, who has a congenital heart condition," says BBP. "She will be able to live with good health and dignity and contribute positively towards her community." Let's help make it happen!
“I am excited to finish the treatment,” shares Stervenson’s mother. “I wish everything to happen well for the little one so we can go back home.” Stervenson is a four-year-old boy, who was born in Haiti with a cleft lip and palate. He is his parents’ only child. Stervenson’s father is a motorcycle taxi driver, and his mother sells boiled eggs and sweet bananas in the street to meet their basic needs. Stervenson had surgery to correct his cleft lip at a hospital, but he and his family were sent home when they could not afford the next procedure to repair his cleft palate. “He cannot talk or eat well,” explain our medical partner at Project Medishare. “When he eats, some of the liquids pass through his nostrils from the inside of his mouth, and this makes it difficult for him to breathe when he is eating. He also experiences runny nose.” For $960, we can fund cleft palate repair surgery and follow-up care that will help Stervenson eat normally, speak with less difficulty and have a more healthful childhood. Let’s help Stervenson return home with his parents with his cleft lip and palate fully repaired!
“My daughter’s condition has caused me much stress and worry. I am really worried that the mass will grow and cover my baby’s eye and give her long-term problems. I really want my daughter to be completely healthy and have a better life than we have,” says Wan Nam’s mother. Wan Nam, a seven-month-old girl from Thailand, has a benign tumor below her left eye. After receiving a CT scan, Wan Nam’s doctors decided that she would need surgery to have the bump removed. "Although it doesn’t currently cause her any physical discomfort it could grow larger and further obstruct her development," they explain. Wan Nam’s “father works as a construction laborer and her mother is a full-time care giver," continues our medical partner. The family, though, is unable to afford treatment. For $1500, we can pay to remove Wan Nam’s mass. “She will be able to grow up as a normal, healthy baby and her parents will be able to stop worrying about her condition," her doctors say.
Meet Marlange, a sweet and gentle five-month-old baby girl from Haiti! According to our medical partner, Project Medishare (PM), "Marlange is from a family of three kids, her mother has no husband and is living with her family." Her mother sells raw food products in the street to support her children as she doesn't have anybody else to help her. The other family members “are small farmers and they all live in the countryside," explains PM. Unfortunately, Marlange has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, an ailment where excess fluid creates pressure in the head. As a result, Marlange has to deal with abnormal growth of her head, vomiting, and flu-like symptoms. According to PM, Marlange’s family “cannot pay for the treatment because they don't have the money." If untreated, Marlange could experience seizures and premature death. For $1,260, Marlange will undergo surgery to drain excess fluid from her brain and prevent further accumulation. Let’s help Marlange live a healthy and happy childhood!
Meet San, a 30-year-old mother originally from Burma! San moved from Burma to Thailand for better education and work opportunities when she was a child. She is extremely hardworking and resilient. San was recently diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. While San and her husband do their best to support their family, they are unable to cover San’s medical expenses. San first began experiencing gynecological problems ten years ago when she gave birth to her son. Since then, she has had to stop working in a food stall because she experiences constant back and abdominal pain. San’s doctors add, “She has been trying to conceive a second child for over three years, however with her current condition it is proving very difficult.” San is eager to get better, so that she can be free of pain, feel more confident in contributing to the family income, and grow her family. For $865, San will receive surgery to remove an ovarian cyst and treat her chronic pain. Together, we can ensure that San can pay for the medical care she needs!