Adrien joined Watsi on August 25th, 2019. 5 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Adrien's most recent donation supported Abaho, a student from Uganda, to fund hernia surgery.
Adrien has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 2 countries.
Abaho is a 9-year-old student from Uganda. He is the middle child in a family of three children. He and his elder brother are in primary school while his younger sister is still too young for school and is still breastfeeding. Abaho's father is a mechanic while his mother was a tailor. The family lives in a single-roomed rental house. Since two years ago, Abaho has had an umbilical hernia. This causes him abdominal discomfort and pain. Fortunately, on May 12th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $241 to fund Abaho's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Abaho's mother says: “I hope that my child will be healed once he undergoes his surgery for a good health and continue with his education to have a brighter future.”
Porn is a 70-year-old fruit seller from Cambodia. She has six daughters, ten grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio and visiting the pagoda during holidays. One year ago, Porn developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. Porn learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, and traveled there seeking treatment. On January 6th doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure. "I hope that I will be able to see well again so can go outside and recognize objects, and help cook for my family," she said.
Lonh is a 52-year-old plant farmer from Cambodia. He has three children, three grandchildren, and enjoys reading scripture in his free time. Two years ago, Lonh developed a pterygium in both eyes, causing him blurry vision and irritation. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside. When Lonh learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. Lonh needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of his procedure is $201. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for August 5. He says, "I hope that after surgery, my eyes will no longer be irritated and I can go back to farming rice."