Anuraj joined Watsi on May 29th, 2013. 6 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Anuraj's most recent donation traveled 8,800 miles to support Sun, a woman from Cambodia, to fund cataract surgery.
Anuraj has funded healthcare for 56 patients in 12 countries.
Anuraj has funded healthcare for 56 patients in 12 countries.
Sun is a 62-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has four children, eight grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio in her free time. One year ago, Sun developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision and irritation. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Sun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On July 4, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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 join the ceremony at the pagoda, cook for my family, and take care of my grandchildren."
Nay Toe is a seven-year-old boy from Burma. He was recently diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which has caused fluid to build up in his brain. Without immediate surgery to alleviate the intracranial pressure that the excess fluid is causing, he is at risk of developing severe, potentially fatal medical complications. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund the insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for Nay Toe, which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in his brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 21, and, once completed, will greatly improve Nay Toe's quality of life. Nay Toe said, “One day, I will be able to write, and I can become a teacher.”
Naika is a student from Haiti. She lives with her parents, brothers, and sisters in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. She is in the seventh grade. Naika has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. Two of the four valves in her heart are damaged because of an infection she suffered earlier in childhood. As a result, her heart cannot properly circulate blood through her body. Naika will fly to Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On May 27, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will attampt to repair her damaged valves; if this is not possible, they will implant artificial replacements. Another organization, The Mitral Foundation, is contributing $8,500 to pay for surgery. Naika's family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and checkup and followup appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Naika's family overseas. Her mother says, "I am hopeful that after this surgery my daughter will gain strength and energy."
Mwaiwawo is a single mother of three from Malawi. She is a cook by profession and works on her farm. Since November of last year, Mwaiwawo has been experiencing abdominal pain and abnormal bleeding. 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 Mwaiwawo's surgery. On April 18, 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 says, "After meeting with my community and trying to do extra piece work also, I was still unable to afford the surgery I need. I am so grateful for this program to assist me!"
Kyaw Myat is a five-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his family in Ma Gyi Pin Village, Tigyaing Township, Sagaing Division. Doctors believe that Kyaw Myat has a benign brain tumor. They want Kyaw Myat to undergo an MRI, an imaging procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of bodily organs. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $968 to cover the cost of Kyaw Myat's MRI and care, scheduled for April 17. His father says, “If possible, I want him to become a teacher.”
Son is a man from Cambodia. One year ago, Son started noticing pain in his right hip, making him unable to sit or work on his rice farm. Son has a wife and three children, and his condition makes it a challenge for him to take care of them. Fortunately, Son is scheduled to undergo an arthroplasty to treat his osteonecrosis. The procedure is scheduled for February 12 and will cost $497. After his surgery, Son is looking forward to going for walks again with his family and looking after his children. He says, "I hope that after my surgery I will have no more pain and can sit and work without any problems."
Linn Thu is a 18-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his grandparents, parents, and two younger brothers. In his free time, Linn Thu likes to visit his friends and listen to music. Linn Thu 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, Linn Thu feels tired and experiences chest pain. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Linn Thu. The treatment is scheduled to take place on February 22 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. “I would like to get a good job to earn a living after I recover,” says Linn Thu.
Veronicah is a small-scale farmer from Kenya. In early December, she sustained upper limb fractures. She is not able to use both her hands, and she is in chronic pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On December 27, Veronicah will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help her heal well, and she will be able to use her hands again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,451 to fund this procedure. Veronicah says, “My prayer is to join my family in celebrating new year. I hope to get well and be discharged."
Firomsa is a toddler from Ethiopia. He loves to play and laugh with toys. His parents are traditional farmers. Firomsa was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. He needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. Firomsa is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on November 29. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Firomsa's procedure and care. After his recovery, Firomsa will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future. His mother says, “We wanted to pay for his care but we are not able to do it.”
Yee (BB) is a ten-month-old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his family in a village in Karen State. His grandfather and father are subsistence farmers who grow rice. The family also raises chickens and pigs, which they usually sell when they need money. Yee (BB) was recently diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which has caused fluid to build up in his brain. Without immediate surgery to alleviate the intracranial pressure that the excess fluid is causing, he is at risk of developing severe, potentially fatal medical complications. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund the insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt for Yee (BB), which will drain the fluid that has accumulated in his brain. The procedure is scheduled to take place on October 30, and, once completed, will greatly improve Yee (BB)'s quality of life. Yee (BB)'s mother says, "I am far from my home to take care of my son (Yee (BB) ) more than two months now. I miss home but I am worry for my son and sad to see he is suffering."
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.
Aung Tin is a 13-year-old boy from Thailand. He lives with his parents and three younger sisters. In his free time, he likes to read books. He also likes to pretend that he is a teacher, imagining that the trees in his garden are his students. He has cataract in his left eye and he has gradually lost sight in that eye since 2016. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Aung Tin. On August 28, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Aung Tin's natural lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant in that eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. “I want to be a doctor when I grow up and I want to help the poor,” said Aung Tin.