Deb Simon
Deb's Story

Deb joined Watsi on April 21st, 2014. 10 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Deb's most recent donation supported Voeun, a 66-year-old grandmother from Cambodia, to fund cataract surgery.


Deb has funded healthcare for 16 patients in 8 countries.

patients you have funded

Meet Htwe Yee, a 52-year-old mother and grandmother from Thailand. “Htwe Yee lives with her husband on the Thai-Burma border. Her husband supports them by working in construction. However, he only earns $9 a day and is already in his 60's and wants to retire. His income is enough to cover food costs but leaves very little for anything else” shares Burma Border Projects (BBP), our medical partner in the area. Htwe Yee has been diagnosed with a cervical polyp. “Htwe Yee suffers from abdominal and back pain," her doctors write. "She also experiences difficulty eating and breathing. She is already suffering from hypertension so she feels particularly upset about her current health situation." "Due to the pain she is not able to perform her usual tasks around her home such as cleaning and cooking," they continue. "She currently relies on the assistance of her two grandchildren aged thirteen and fourteen to help her with daily tasks for which she is very grateful." For $625, we can fund a procedure to remove Htwe Yee’s polyp. The BBP shares, “With treatment Htwe Yee can look forward to returning to a normal life, with less stress and pain. Treatment will also allow her grandchildren to focus on their studies rather than spend their time outside of school looking after their grandmother. She hopes they continue their education and possibly follow a career in medicine or education. Htwe Yee is looking forward to cooking again and being a better wife to her husband.” Together, we can help both Htwe Yee and her family!

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