David joined Watsi on January 24th, 2017. 12 other people also joined Watsi on that day! David's most recent donation supported Turyahabwe, a man from Uganda, to fund hernia repair surgery.
David has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 2 countries.
Turyahabwe is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. He is married with six children. For eight years, Turyahabwe has had an inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him pain and discomfort and if not treated, it may result in hernia blocking and twisting. Fortunately, on November 13, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Turyahabwe's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Turyahabwe says, “I am hopeful for restoration of my hope after the surgery and I continue with farming.”
Chanya is a 20-year-old waitress. She has two sisters and one brother. She likes to sing and hang out with her friends. When she was a young girl, Chanya had an ear infection in her left ear. Due to the long-standing infection, she developed a cholesteatoma, a skin growth in the middle ear. Since then, she experienced ear discharge, hearing loss, pain, and buzzing in her ear. In 2014, Chanya went to a hospital in Phnom Penh, where surgeons performed a mastoidectomy to treat her condition. However, the mastoidectomy was poorly done, and she continued to experience her uncomfortable symptoms. When Chanya learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for half an hour to seek treatment. She was diagnosed with a residual cholesteatoma, which developed because her initial surgery failed to completely remove the original cholesteatoma. On December 16, ENT surgeons at CSC performed a mastoidectomy in Chanya's left ear. After recovery, her discharge and pain will stop, and her hearing will improve. CSC is requesting $842 to fund this procedure.