Eun joined Watsi on September 27th, 2017. 22 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Eun's most recent donation supported Sokim, a newborn from Cambodia, to fund clubfoot surgery.
Eun has funded healthcare for 6 patients in 3 countries.
Eun has funded healthcare for 6 patients in 3 countries.
Sokim is a newborn baby from Cambodia. She is only one month old. Her parents are farmers from Ratanakiri province and has one older sibling. Sokim has clubfoot on both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Sokim traveled 10 hours to seekcare from our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). There, surgeons will perform an achilles tendon lengthening procedure on August 4th. CSC is requesting $385 to fund Sokim's clubfoot repair. After treatment, her feet will be able to develop normally, so that she will be able to walk easily. Sokim's mother shared, "I want to see my daughter walk and run and play with her friends, so I am glad that we have the opportunity for this treatment."
Panha is a second grader from Cambodia. She has four sisters and one brother. She likes to draw, watch TV, and play with her friends outside. When she was three months old, Panha had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her left ear to perforate. For this reason, Panha experiences left ear discharge, hearing loss, and tinnitus. She cannot hear clearly and has difficulty listening and focusing at school. Panha traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On April 5, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her left 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. Her mother says, "I hope my daughter's hearing can improve and she can return to school soon."
Senghak is a corn farmer from Cambodia. He has one daughter, five sons, and two grandchildren. Two years ago, Senghak developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Senghak learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 2, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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 $211 procedure. He says, "I hope I can see everything clearly so I can go to work or go outside by myself again."
Nyo is a 16-year-old student from Burma. Her parents are farmers. Two of Nyo's older sisters work in Bangkok, and they send money to help pay for Nyo's school fees. Nyo was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Nyo experiences chest pain, difficulty breathing, fatigue, and discoloration of her lips. Her symptoms have caused her to miss school, and to frequently be late. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Nyo. The treatment is scheduled to take place on April 2 and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably. "I would like to become a doctor someday, and help low-income patients in need," said Nyo.
Chanthy is a nurse from Cambodia. She has one daughter and one son. She enjoys sewing and watching Thai dramas on TV. About 18 years ago, Chanthy developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, pain, irritation, and photophobia. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside. When Chanthy learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. Chanthy needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $201. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for April 2. She says, "I hope I can see everything clearly after surgery. I want to continue my work at the hospital again. I hope to be able to go outside without my pterygium problems anymore."
Jane is a a 20-year-old student from Kenya with hydrocephalus. Congenital hydrocephalus, which Jane has had since birth, is a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain that causes the skull to swell, resulting in severe mental and physical health problems. Growing up, Jane did not begin walking until she was six years old, and her speech development was even more delayed. Jane's family kept her confined to the house most of the time and, as a result, Jane began attending school much later. Despite this, Jane is now in the seventh grade and is working hard to one day become a doctor. Last August, Jane started losing touch with her senses. She would wander miles away from home, and she complained of a persistent headache. When our medical partner's care center, BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital, hosted a mobile clinic near Jane's village, her congenital hydrocephalus was finally confirmed. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of Jane's operation, which is scheduled for June 26. This entails installing a shunt in her brain that will drain the excess fluid and release the pressure on her cranium. If left untreated, Jane's condition will likely cause permanent brain damage, mental disability, and loss of vision. "I feel sorry for my daughter and wish I did this for her early enough, but I have hope all will be well," Jane's mother says.