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Craig Crawford

United States

Craig's Story

Craig joined Watsi on May 13th, 2013. 28 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Craig's most recent donation traveled 8,200 miles to support Korugyendo, a small scale farmer from Uganda, to fund a mass excision procedure.

Impact

Craig has funded healthcare for 13 patients in 5 countries.

All patients funded by Craig

Than

Than is a 77-year-old married woman from Cambodia with one son, four daughters, and ten grandchildren. She likes to go to the pagoda to listen to the monks pray and read Buddhist books. Than developed a cataract in each eye about three years ago. A cataract occurs when there is a buildup of proteins in the lens of the eye. This causes the lens to become cloudy, disrupting the passage of light through the lens and impairing vision. Most cataracts are due to age-related changes in the eye and account for 50 percent of all cases of blindness worldwide. Because of the cataracts, Than experiences blurred vision, tearing, and burning. It makes it difficult for her to see things clearly, do any work, or go anywhere on her own. Than heard about Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) because a person in her village had surgery here before. She traveled for two hours with her daughter to reach CSC for evaluation and treatment. For $292, Than will undergo phacoemulsification to break down the eyes' internal lenses using ultrasonic energy and replace them with intraocular lens implants. Funding for Than's treatment also includes four nights in the hospital, eye drops, medicine to reduce pain and prevent infection, and pre- and post-surgical consultations. After the operation, Than will be able to see clearly again. "I hope to see things more clearly than now so that I can easily read books about Buddha and go to the pagoda or anywhere else by myself," shares Than. "I don't want to worry about my eyes and blindness forever."

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