Sandrine joined Watsi on December 11th, 2019. 18 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Sandrine's most recent donation supported Kamugisha, a father from Uganda, to fund hernia repair.
Sandrine has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 3 countries.
Kamugisha is a married father of five children who are all in school. He earns a living through practicing small-scale farming and at times works in other people’s farms to earn a living. His wife is a hospital cleaner at Nyakibale Hospital. Kamugisha lives in a single-roomed rental house in the village together with his wife and children. Since three years ago, Kamugisha has had bilateral inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him lower abdominal pain and if not treated, may result in intestinal tissue damage or death Fortunately, on May 14th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $241 to fund Kamugisha's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Kamugisha says: “I hope to get healed from this condition after surgery so that I can have peace of mind because this condition has really given me a hard time.”
Mya Mya is a 40-year-old-woman who lives and work with her elder sister for a herbal medicine production workshop in Sanchaung Township, Yangon Division in Burma. They are originally from Bago Division and moved a few years ago. Since Mya Mya was 18 years old she has felt bronchial asthma and suffered from difficulty breathing. Sometimes she feels severely tired. She went to a health worker at her village and the health worker told her to go and see heart specialist in Yangon. However, at that time she did not have money to go to Yangon, so she did not go. She has only used herbal medicine for treating difficulty breathing since she was 18-year-old, which did help her feel better. For the last four months at night she has severe difficulty breathing, so she woke her sister up and asked her sister to send her to a private clinic called Yaung Chi Oo in Yangon. After the doctor's examination, she was told her that she needs to go and see heart specialist doctor. Then the doctor gave her an injection and some oral medication. Then, she went to Thiri Sandar Private Hospital on January 31, 2020 where she received an echocardiogram. The doctor told her that she has heart disease and she needs surgery. On February 5, Mya Mya went to Kan Thar Yar Hospital (KTYH) as suggested by the doctor at Thiri Sandar Hospital. The doctor at KTYH performed another echo before diagnosing her with large ventricular septal defect (VSD). The doctor at KTYH also told her that she needs surgery. Unfortunately, Mya Mya and her family cannot afford to pay for the surgery. After talking to the nurses and doctor about her problem, the nurses who know Watsi Partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) refered her to BCMF. Mya May needs to stop working because of her tiredness. She is worried about her parents because if she cannot work. She shared, "If I recover from my disease, I need to work for my parents, to support them.”
Taing is a 15-year-old student from Cambodia. He has two brothers, four sisters, and he enjoys reading and listening to music. Since Taing was born, he has had swelling of his right foot and ankle. His leg has gradually been increasing over time, and it is difficult for him to walk or wear shoes. When Taing learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for seven hours seeking treatment. On March 17th, surgeons at CSC will perform a tumor excision and flap procedure so that he will be able to walk without difficulty, and will no longer feel any pain or discomfort. Taing will be able to be fitted normally with shoes again. Now, he needs help to fund this $657 procedure. "I hope that my son recovers well from his surgery because he is very unhappy and I worry about him a lot." -Taing's Mother
Musiimenta is a business woman from Uganda. She is a mother to three children all still young and in primary schools. Her husband practices small scale farming while she operates a small scale retail business with in the nearby trading center. Musimenta reports a painful perineal swelling for about four years. This disfigurement causes her discomfort and it grows in size often and sometimes painful. Musiimenta traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On December 3rd, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Musiimenta needs help to raise $187 to fund this procedure. Musimenta says “I can’t dream of my condition getting treated because it has really disturbed my marriage. Hoping to get fine after surgery and go on with cultivation.”