David joined Watsi on January 17th, 2015. 11 other people also joined Watsi on that day! David's most recent donation traveled 8,800 miles to support Hok, a meat seller from Cambodia, so he can walk properly again after breaking his heel.
David has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 2 countries.
This is Hok, a 42-year-old man from Cambodia and the father of six children. In his spare time, he likes to watch boxing on television, as he used to box when he was younger. “I also consider myself a bit of a Khmer film buff,” he tells us. Two years ago, Hok fell while he was fixing his roof. He now has a left calcaneal fracture, meaning that his heel bone has lost its alignment and contour. “It is very painful for Hok to walk, and he can’t work for as long as he should, due to unbearable foot pain. This requires his wife to work more, on top of helping him around the house,” says our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre. $405 will cover the costs for treating Hok’s fractured bones. If left untreated, the fracture could become a permanently debilitating injury. With our help, he will be able to walk more naturally and without pain.
Roeun lives in Cambodia. She is 52 years old, and is a mother of two. She works in a garment factory. “Since she was a child Roeun has had hearing loss, chronic ear infections, and discharge from her right ear,” our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, describes. “People have to speak very loudly for her to hear them, and she has ear pain every day.” Roeun has been diagnosed with chronic otitis media, a condition which can result in permanent hearing loss, but she doesn't earn enough to afford treatment. Let’s work together to raise $220 for a myringoplasty, which will stop the discharge from her ear and greatly reduce her pain.
“Mu Ki is looking forward to getting well very soon, so that she can be a supportive wife and caring mother for her three children again,” says our medical partner, Burma Border Projects. Mu Ki is a 37-year-old woman from Thailand who plants rice and corn for a living. She was diagnosed with multiple gallstones, meaning that small stones, made of cholesterol, formed in her gallbladder. She has been experiencing severe stomach pain, and is unable to help her husband on the farm or do household chores most of the time. For a short time, she was taking analgesics to help relieve her symptoms; however, she still experiences pain. Mu Ki and her husband make 20,000 Baht (USD $650) a year. This amount is not enough for them to pay for proper medical treatment, especially when their children are still in school. For $810, we can help ensure that Mu Ki no longer experiences pain and can go back to work. “I’m very lucky and fortunate to be able to get help for my surgery. I can’t wait to have treatment and go home to be a happy mother again,” Mu Ki tells us. Let's help make that possible!