jeyapradeep joined Watsi on October 30th, 2016. Five months ago, jeyapradeep became the 3709th member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 687 more people have become monthly donors! jeyapradeep's most recent donation supported Grace, a woman from Kenya, to fund a mastectomy.
jeyapradeep has funded healthcare for 9 patients in 4 countries.
Grace is a single mother from Kenya. She is a middle-aged woman from the central region of Kenya. She earns a living picking tea. Grace has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Without treatment, the cancer may spread to other organs. A mastectomy, a surgery to remove breast tissue, has been suggested to rid her body of breast cancer and to prevent the cancer from metastasizing. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $816 to cover the cost of a mastectomy for Grace. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 3. After treatment, Grace will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. Grace says, “I wish to be treated and fight off this cancer. I want to join other people who have fought against cancer and want to campaign on its awareness.”
SreyTouch is a factory worker from Cambodia. She has four sisters and four brothers. She likes to watch TV and listen to music. Ten years ago, SreyTouch had an ear infection. This infection caused a cholesteatoma, or an abnormal skin growth, to develop in the middle ear behind the ear drum. For this reason, SreyTouch experiences pain, tinnitus, and hearing loss. It is difficult for her to hear. SreyTouch traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On August 2, she will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in her right ear. During this procedure, ENT surgeons will remove the cholesteatoma. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $842 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. Her older sister says, "I am afraid for my sister's operation but we hope there won't be any more ear problems afterwards."
Barrack is a baby from Kenya. He is the youngest in a family of two children. One year ago, Barrack sustained burns on his right elbow after boiling water spilled on his hand. He cannot straighten or bend his hand fully. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Barrack receive treatment. On August 6, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him use his hand freely. Now, his family needs help to fund this $799 procedure. “We have been looking for help concerning my son’s condition and are still waiting for help. My desire is to see his hand straightened and able to do his work independently," says his father.
Gladness is a baby from Tanzania. She is nine months old and the first child to her newlywed parents. Gladness was born premature and with yellow fever. She stayed in the hospital for three weeks, and unfortunately she had an allergic reaction to her treatment that caused a burn-like wound on her lower left leg. Eventually, the wound caused her foot to contract and attach to her tibia. This has made it difficult for her to walk. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Gladness receive treatment. On May 18, surgeons at their care center will perform a contracture release surgery to help her walk. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure. Gladness’s mother says, “I am worried for my daughter that she will not be able to walk well without pain or discomfort. Please help us get her treatment.”
Vandy is a construction worker from Cambodia. He has a brother and two sisters. He likes to listen to music and play volleyball with friends. A few months ago, Vandy started developing pain on his left side. He has difficulty walking and is in chronic pain. Fortunately, Vandy learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre. At CSC, surgeons can perform a total hip replacement to relieve Vandy of his pain and allow him to walk easily. Treatment is scheduled for May 3, and Vandy needs help raising $1,025 to pay for this procedure. He says, "After surgery, I hope I can walk normally and without pain anymore."
Mussah is a vibrant and funny 49-year-old farmer from a village in Malawi. He lives with his wife, and together they have five children and six grandchildren. In his free time, Mussah likes to talk with his village friends and play with his grandchildren. For the past three years, however, Mussah has been experiencing urinary dysfunction. He has been in pain and has had difficulty farming and taking care of his family. He visited our medical partner's hospital, Nkhoma Hospital. On December 22, he underwent a prostate surgery to treat his symptoms. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $726 to fund this procedure. After recovery, Mussah will return to his family and farm, and he will live a life free from pain. "I am so happy to be welcomed the way I have been at Nkhoma," says Mussah, "and thank you for this gift."
Fred is a 25-year-old man from Kenya. He has two other brothers, a plumber and a motorcycle operator. His single mother tends to their small farm to earn a living. Fred and his mother live together on their ancestral land. On December 20, Fred fell from a tank from which he was drawing water. He sustained a femur fracture and was rushed to our medical partner's hospital. He underwent an X-ray and is scheduled to undergo an open reduction internal fixation procedure on December 22. Fred's family contributed $260 to his care, but they need help to pay his remaining $1,451 medical bill. “I want to be well," says Fred, "to continue earning a living and probably start my own family."
Sophors is a 15-year-old ninth grade student from Cambodia. She has one brother and one sister, and is the second child in her family. She enjoys reading stories and listening to Khmer pop and classical music. Sophors was born with congenital strabismus in both eyes, a condition that causes an improper realignment of her eyes. She feels shy when she goes to school. For $246, Sophors will undergo a squint correction procedure to realign her eyes and help her see clearly. Sophors says, "I hope my eye looks good with a straight eye like normal people so that I feel good and not shy with my friends at home and school and also not be shy with anyone when I go outside. In the future, I want to be in the army."
Vuthy is a 48-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He is married and has one son, one daughter, and two grandchildren. He enjoys watching the news, classical music shows, and Chinese movies on TV. He also enjoys listening to monks pray on the radio and feeding his cows. Vuthy developed a cataract in each eye causing him blurred vision, extreme sensitivity to light, and cloudy lenses. It is difficult for him to see things clearly, do work, and go anywhere on his own. For $292, Vuthy will undergo cataract surgery in each eye. This will allow him to see clearly again. Vuthy says, "I hope that I can see things clearer than now so that I can do work easily and I can go anywhere outside without needing to disturb another person to take care of me anymore." Vuthy's wife says, "I hope my husband can see everything more clear than now so that he can continue his work easily and so I don't have to worry about his vision loss any more."