CC joined Watsi on May 31st, 2017. 22 other people also joined Watsi on that day! CC's most recent donation supported Tol, a man from Cambodia, to fund dislocation repair surgery.
CC has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 2 countries.
Tol is a man from Cambodia. He has five children. Because of the dislocation in his elbow, Tol finds it difficult to farm his rice fields, which makes it difficult for him to earn any money for his family. He really likes to participate in sports, but since his accident five months ago, he has been unable to do any of the activities he enjoys. Fortunately, Tol is scheduled to undergo a $390 dislocation repair surgery on February 7. After surgery, he is looking forward to being able to take care of his kids without any restrictions. He says, "After surgery, I hope I can move my elbow and can do all my work like normal."
Phyu is a 23-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband in Mingalar Done, Yangon City, Yangon Division. Phyu's husband is a motorbike taxi driver. Phyu 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. Currently, Phyu experiences shortness of breath and cannot walk long distances. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Phyu. The treatment is scheduled to take place on February 14 and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably. Phyu says, “I want to get better so that I can get a job."
Ley is a street food and drinks vendor from Cambodia. She has three brothers and three sisters. She likes to watch TV, listen to music, and go for walks in her free time. Ley had an abscess removed on her face, and now the scar is bothering her. She is self conscious about her looks. When Ley learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On December 4, surgeons at CSC will perform a local flap with direct closure to to help her feel comfortable and confident again. Now, she needs help to fund this $606 procedure. She says, "I hope my operation is successful so I will look good and feel good."