Nik joined Watsi on July 10th, 2014. 191 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Nik's most recent donation traveled 8,800 miles to support Ny, a food vendor from Cambodia, to correct a squint in her left eye.
Nik has funded healthcare for 7 patients in 4 countries.
Nik has funded healthcare for 7 patients in 4 countries.
This is Ny, a 20-year-old woman from Cambodia!! "Ny makes rice with pork, chicken, and noodles that she sells in a stall in the market," our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), tells us. Ny also likes to watch Khmer music shows on television. When Ny was born, she had a squint in her left eye. "She is very sad that everybody makes fun of her and calls her 'cross eye,'" CSC explains. For only $290, we can provide Ny with treatment to correct her left eye and enable her to see clearly. "She wants to feel confident," Children's Surgical Centre says. "and not be shy so customers will come and buy food from her."
"Paulo is a cute and happy five-month-old baby boy," African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) tells us about this only child from Tanzania. "Paulo’s parents are small scale farmers. They were given a small piece of land by Paulo’s grandfather and their major income is through that piece of land." Paulo was born with clubfoot in both of his feet and affects his gait when he walks. Clinicians at AMHF have been able to take a look and have recommended a corrective surgery so this can be taken care of early in Paulo's life. "When Paulo starts to walk, he will be able to step on his feet and walk on plantigrade," AMHF continues. "Chances of developing early osteoarthritis will also decrease." We wish for him to be able to walk properly when the time comes and be independent as he continues to grow,” Paulo's mother says of her baby boy. Let's fund the surgery Paulo needs to walk properly for the rest of his life.
Meet Chanly, a 57-year-old woman from Cambodia. According to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), “Chanly is married and has two children. Since she stopped working, she has put more of her time learning new recipes to make for her husband and children, and she also takes pride in keeping a very clean house”. Unfortunately, CSC explains that “Chanly has been dealing with chronic ear infection and ear discharge for twenty years”. As a result, she has lost hearing in her left ear, which is constantly in pain. Without treatment, she will continue to experience chronic discomfort and loss of hearing. For $810, Chanly will receive surgery to remove the diseased cells from behind the ear, which will stop her ear’s discharge and discomfort. The treatment also has the potential to return hearing to Chanly’s left ear. Let’s help Chanly live pain-free and hear again!
Meet Cho, a baby girl living in Burma with her parents. Cho’s mother owned a food and drink stand, which she stopped managing when she became pregnant with Cho, and her father is a day laborer and taxi driver. Living on one income has been difficult since Cho was born. Cho was born prematurely in a local hospital, unequipped with the oxygen and incubator Cho needed to get a healthy start. Worried for their newborn baby, Cho’s parents took her to a hospital in Thailand for treatment where doctors noticed she has a serious eye condition; stage 3 Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). This disease, which is caused by disorganized growth of retinal blood vessels, can result in scarring and retinal detachment. Without treatment, Cho’s eye may deteriorate and she may become blind. Fortunately, we can raise $1500 to give Cho a lens replacement surgery. With treatment, Cho will have the gift of sight for her whole life. What are we waiting for?
Meet Emmaculate, a 21-year-old woman from Kenya who is eagerly expecting her first child. Her husband is a hardworking farmer who grows maize, beans, and sugar cane to provide for their family. Emmaculate is experiencing a difficult first pregnancy. She has stomach pains during the night, which lead to sleepless nights. Because they live in a rural village, Emmaculate and her husband are concerned about their lack of access to medical care before and during birth and fear possible complications. For $215, Emmaculate will be able to deliver her baby in a health facility with the support, staff, and resources she will need to keep herself and her new baby healthy. Let’s support Emmaculate and her family as they welcome a new baby!
Lucia is a shy seven-year-old girl who lives with her parents, small-scale farmers, and four siblings in Tanzania. She enjoys jumping rope with her classmates and doing her schoolwork (she's in class one) but has a hard time doing both because of the pain she has whenever she uses her left hand. Lucia was born with unilateral cubitus varus which makes it difficult for her to lift objects with her left hand. Without corrective surgery her condition will not get better. “I like helping my mother out in the garden, but I can only use a hoe for a few minutes before my arm starts to hurt. I wish my left hand could work as my right hand; that way I’ll be able to do a lot more,” Lucia says. For $555, Lucia will undergo surgery to correct her distal humerus. This operation will eliminate the pain Lucia feels and restore her left hand to its full potential. Let's support Lucia and get her back to skipping rope, doing schoolwork and helping her mother in the garden.
Hariet is a 43-year-old woman who lives in rural village in Kenya. She lives with her parents and helps them with their small farm. For the last two years, Hariet has had heavy abdominal bleeding and severe lower abdominal pain. When her cousin heard that Watsi was able to help pay for patients' procedures, she went all the way to Hariet's town and brought Hariet to the hospital by bus, paying for the bus fare herself. There, doctors said that Hariet needed a total abdominal hysterectomy to relieve her pain, to stop the bleeding, and to prevent anemia. But Hariet cannot afford the procedure. "I wish to see Hariet free from suffering," her cousin says. For $885, we can help Hariet receive the surgery she needs to not only improve her quality of life but also keep her out of harm's way. Let's help reduce Hariet's abdominal pain!