John joined Watsi on September 3rd, 2014. 3 other people also joined Watsi on that day! John's most recent donation traveled 2,600 miles to support Srey Mey, a baby from Cambodia, to fund eye surgery.
John has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 3 countries.
Srey Mey is a two-year-old girl from Cambodia. She has one older sister. She likes to play with her dolls. Srey Mey has strabismus in both eyes. Strabismus is a misalignment of the eye caused by injury or dysfunction in the associated nerves and muscles. It is difficult for her to see clearly. Srey Mey traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On June 21, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a corrective procedure to align her eyes. Now, Srey Mey needs help to raise $292 to fund this procedure. Her grandmother says, "I pity and worry about her to feel shy about her appearance when she goes outside."
Kann is a grandmother of 25 grandchildren from Cambodia. She has a son and four daughters. She lives with her youngest daughter. She likes to listen to monks pray on the radio. Two years ago, Kann developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurred vision, itchiness, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Kann learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for six hours seeking treatment. On May 1, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $211 procedure. She says, "I hope my vision is much improved so I can easily do my work and go to the local pagoda on my own."
Fabian is a baby from Tanzania. His parents are both subsistence farmers. They have spent almost all their savings seeking treatment for Fabian. Since he was one month old, Fabian has been experiencing sleep apnea and difficulty breathing. This causes him frequent illness. He was recently diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, which are the soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Without treatment, this condition will cause Fabian's symptoms to persist and possibly even intensify. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $609 to fund an adenoidectomy for Fabian, which is scheduled to take place on May 17. Surgeons will remove his adenoids, hopefully relieving Fabian of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably. Fabian’s father says, “Please help my son get treatment and get better. There is nothing I can do or say that is going to show how grateful I will be for that.”
Chilo wants to pursue a degree in medicine. But in 2003, Chilo was involved in a road accident that left him with a left ankle deformity that's limiting his education. “The damage to his ankle has caused severe pain, limping, and limitations on where he can go and how far he can manage. Since it was the result of an accident, there aren't social stigmas attached to it, but plenty of curious looks and it's limited his schooling significantly,” says our medical partner, CURE international. Chilo’s family has not been able to afford treatment for him and they tell us, “We are happy that we got contacts to come to CURE International through a group that Chilo joined back at home. It was a long journey to get here but we are happy that we are here.” For $1000 we can fund a left ankle infusion that will give Chilo the ability to walk without pain and limitation.