Nikhil joined Watsi on August 1st, 2022. 4 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Nikhil's most recent donation supported Savoeun, a 43 year old rice farmer from Cambodia, to fund eye surgery.
Nikhil has funded healthcare for 5 patients in 4 countries.
Nikhil has funded healthcare for 5 patients in 4 countries.
Savoeun is a 43-year-old rice farmer, living with her husband - who is also a farmer - and their five sons. In her free time, Savoeun enjoys watching movies on television. One month ago, Savoeun developed an inflamed cyst on the tear duct in her left eye. The cyst has caused swelling and itchiness of the eye, and has also made it difficult for Savoeun to see clearly, impairing her ability to work. Savoeun traveled for three and a half hours to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre. On June 9th, surgeons at Kien Khlang National Rehabilitation Centre will remove the cyst, which should heal Savoeun's conditions and symptoms. Children's Surgical Centre is seeking $210 to fund her procedure. Savoeun says: "I hope after surgery my eyelid heals and I do not get more cysts."
Meet Boaz, a 5th-grade student and the middle child in his family of three. His mother is a farmer, growing maize and beans to provide income for their family's needs. Boaz was involved in a car accident that injured his right hand. He was initially treated at a local clinic, where he received a cast. However, his condition worsened, so Boaz visited Kapsowar Hospital, our medical partner's facility, for further review. Doctors performed an X-ray, which revealed a fracture in his right radius and ulna - the bones in his forearm. Boaz's wound was also infected, so he received treatment and antibiotics to help heal. Currently, Boaz cannot use his right hand, and he is in severe pain and unable to sleep well. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On May 10th, Boaz will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. Upon recovery, Boaz will be able to use his hand, allowing him to participate in school and help out at home again AMH is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Boaz's family was also able to gather $100 to contribute to his care. Boaz's mother shared, "I feel like carrying this burden for him. He has so much pain. My hope is to see my son well again and be in good spirits."
Chou Lang is a six-year-old girl, who is currently in the first grade. She has one older brother and one older sister, and her parents are potato and rice farmers. Chou Lang enjoys playing with her siblings, watching cartoons, and painting. She told us her favorite meal is soup and fresh milk. Chou Lang was born with polydactyly of both feet. This means that she has extra toes, making it difficult for her to wear shoes and to walk. Fortunately, on May 5th, surgeons will perform a polydactyly repair procedure to remove the extra digits from both feet. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $299 to fund this procedure, after which Chou Lang will feel more comfortable and active, and will be able to fit into shoes easily. Chou Lang's mother says: "I hope she feels comfortable after surgery and does not feel shy with her friends."
Hla is a 40-year-old woman living with her husband and adopted daughter in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. Hla and her family fled their village in Burma, due to fighting in the area. In January, Hla learned that she was pregnant for the first time after ten years of marriage. Then in March, Hla had to flee with her husband and daughter due to the fighting near her village. They moved in with her uncle, who lives in a refugee camp. Once there, she sought prenatal care at a clinic in the camp, where she was told that she had a breech baby, which would require a Caesarean section in order for her baby to be delivered safely. The C-section is scheduled for May 11th at nearby Mae Sot Hospital (MSH). When Hla told a friend that she does not have the money to pay for her hospital stay, her friend referred her to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), for help with paying for her care. Currently, Hla is eight months pregnant and is worried about her condition and the health of her baby. Burma Children Medical Fund is seeking $1,500 to cover the costs of Hla's treatment, and for the safe delivery of her baby. Hla said, "I was very worried when I heard that I will need an expensive C-section. I could not think of anyone to help pay for my surgery, and I felt stressed about giving birth through a C-section. After I heard from BCMF staff that donors could help pay for my surgery, I started to feel so much more relaxed and less worried. I still worry about my baby being born healthy."
Bradley is a six-year-old boy who lives with his grandmother in a small town in western Haiti, which an island nation in the Caribbean Sea. Bradley's parents work in the capital of Port-au-Prince and visit him regularly. He's happy to have started school and is in the first grade. Bradley was born with a condition called atrial septal defect. The condition means a hole exists between the two upper chambers of his heart. Blood leaks through this hole, which means Bradley often feels weak and short of breath. This condition is highly treatable with surgery, but the surgery he needs is not available within Haiti. Our medical partner Haiti Cardiac Alliance has arranged to bring Bradley to the Dominican Republic for treatment. There, on May 26th, doctors will use a catheter to close the hole in his growing heart. He should then be able to go on to live a full and healthy life. "Our family is looking forward to this surgery so we no longer have to worry so much about Bradley's health," his grandmother says. The Rotarian-based nonprofit Gift of Life International is contributing $5,000 toward Bradley's surgery. The additional $1,500 will help cover his medical bills and related care, including travel expenses for Bradley. His grandmother shared: "Our family is looking forward to this surgery so we no longer have to worry so much about Bradley's health."