Will joined Watsi on January 24th, 2018. 20 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Will's most recent donation traveled 8,800 miles to support Lim, a woman from Cambodia, to fund cataract surgery.
Will has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 2 countries.
Lim is a rice farmer with ten grandchildren from Cambodia. She has five children and enjoys listening to the monks pray. Three years ago, Lim developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurred vision, burning, irritation, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Lim learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On January 22, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure. "I hope my mother-in-law's surgery is successful so she can see everything clearly and so she can easily work and walk outside. I hope to not worry about her vision loss anymore," says Lim's son-in-law.
Turyatunga is a farmer from Uganda. He is married and a father of eight children. For three years, Turyatunga has had a hernia. This hernia causes him pain and discomfort. Fortunately, on January 22, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $249 to fund Turyatunga's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. He says, “After surgery I will be happy and resume with my work.”
Abinsinguza is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. She is married with seven children. For ten years, Abinsinguza has had a progressively growing swelling on her right scapula. She now experiences pain and disfigurement that has affected her work performance. Abinsinguza traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On December 19, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Abinsinguza needs help to raise $187 to fund this procedure. Abinsinguza says, “I hope to get better quality of life and continue with cultivation after surgery.”