Jaron joined Watsi on November 6th, 2014. 58 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Jaron's most recent donation traveled 4,100 miles to support Thin, a girl from Burma, to fund hernia surgery.
Jaron has funded healthcare for 52 patients in 10 countries.
Jaron has funded healthcare for 52 patients in 10 countries.
Thin is a nine-year-old second grader from Burma. She lives with her grandparents while her mother is working in Bangkok. Thin has a femoral hernia. She cannot play or run because the hernia causes her pain. Fortunately, on May 10, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Thin's hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 10 and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably. “As a single mother, it is a difficult balancing act to get my daughter treated while trying not to lose my job. My daughter is still very young. She has a future and I want her to live healthily," says Thin's mother.
Nyo is a 44-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband, daughter and son in Myawdddy Town, Karen State. Two years ago, Nyo experienced a sense of tightness in her back that would come and go. One night in the beginning of March 2019, she started to experience severe pain in her upper abdomen. The doctor diagnosed her with a bile duct stone after a CT scan. Nyo has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, Nyo's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Nyo is scheduled to undergo her cholecystectomy on May 2. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Nyo's procedure and care. Nyo says, "I cannot wait to have surgery and get well. After that I can spend time with my children happily."
Oun is a 60-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has ten grandchildren and enjoys watching both Khmer and Thai TV shows in her free time. Two years ago, Oun developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision and vertigo. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Oun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for eight and a half hours seeking treatment. On March 11, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure. She says, "I hope that after my surgery, I will be able to go outside by myself and continue my work at the rice farm."
Maurine is a toddler from Tanzania. She is the youngest in a family of three children. In 2017, Maurine was burned by a boiling pot of water. Now, she is not able to move her arm and shoulder. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Maurine receive treatment. On March 5, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her use her arm again. Now, she needs help to fund this $832 procedure. Maurine’s mother says, “I will be really grateful if my daughter can be able to get finding for her surgery which am unable to raise.”
Rene is a young student from Kenya. She is in the second grade. She is also the only child to her single mother. Renee likes reading books. Rene has clubfoot of her left foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Rene traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on January 23. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Rene's clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to walk easily. “I am kindly requesting for support so that she can be able to walk completely well without any support. God bless you," Renee’s mother says.
Srey Lin is a university student from Cambodia. She has one brother and four sisters. She likes to read books. A year and a half ago, Srey Lin had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her right ear to perforate. For this reason, Srey Lin experiences ear discharge and pain. She cannot communicate easily with others. Srey Lin traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On January 3, 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. She says, "I hope my hearing can improve and I won't have any more ear pain."
Nai is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has two sons and nine grandchildren. She likes to listen to monks pray on the radio. Three years ago, Nai developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision, irritation, itchiness, photophobia, and clouded lenses. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Nai learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for one and a half hours seeking treatment. On October 17, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure. She says, "I hope to return to work at the farm and to spend more time with my family."
Ruth is a mother of four and grandmother to four from Malawi. She is a farmer who is also responsible for household chores such as cleaning, fetching water, and tending to her garden. Since October 2016, Ruth has been experiencing abdominal pain and urinary pain. She has been diagnosed with uterine fibroids. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $650 to fund Ruth's surgery. On October 23, she will undergo gynecological surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner's care center. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and seven nights of hospital stay. She is very much looking forward to living a normal and healthy life again. She says, "I came here for surgery but am unable to pay for it myself, so thanks to this program I can have good care."
Ann is a young girl from Kenya. She is the youngest of two children. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy after birth. She also has clubfoot of her right foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Ann traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on October 3. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Ann's clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to walk easily. "If you can help my granddaughter undergo for surgery, I will be very grateful and I will praise God for the help,” Ann’s grandmother says.
Blessing is a baby from Kenya. She is the youngest in a family of six children. Both of her parents are casual laborers. Blessing has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Blessing has been experiencing an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Blessing will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Blessing that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 29 and will drain the excess fluid from Blessing's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Blessing will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. “I am glad Watsi could come through for the first surgery and hopefully they can help us again," Blessing’s mother says.
Arnold is a young student from Haiti. He lives with his mother and older sister in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. He has Down syndrome and goes to a school for children with special learning needs. He has many friends and enjoys helping his mother around the house. Arnold has a cardiac condition called partial atrioventricular canal defect. Holes exist between both the upper and lower chambers of his heart. Blood leaks through these holes before first passing through his lungs to obtain oxygen, leaving him sick and short of breath. Arnold also has a condition called pulmonary hypertension, in which the blood pressures to his lungs are too high. For this reason, he needs a diagnostic catheterization to determine whether it is safe for him to have surgery. To determine if Arnold's condition is operable, he must undergo a diagnostic cardiac catheterization, a procedure that is not available in Haiti. During the procedure, a catheter probe will be inserted into his heart to perform the necessary measurements and tests. On August 22, he will travel to the Dominican Republic to receive the scan at our medical partner's care center, Clinica Corominas. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is asking for $1,500 to cover the costs of Arnold's travel expenses, catheterization procedure, and lab work. His mother says, "We are all praying that Arnold can have surgery so that he will be more healthy and have more energy."
Daw Thet is a 45-year-old woman from Thailand. She used to work as a rubbish collector, but she no longer works. For four months, Daw Thet has been experiencing pain in her lower left abdomen. She has been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. She has been advised to undergo an oophorectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her ovaries. Fortunately, Daw Thet is scheduled to undergo her oophorectomy on June 11. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $913 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Daw Thet Oo says, “I want to recover and spend time with my family. I still want to do housework and help my family with cooking, cleaning and washing.”