James joined Watsi on June 9th, 2017. 140 other people also joined Watsi on that day! James' most recent donation supported Mcleeves, a man from Malawi, to fund prostate surgery.
James has funded healthcare for 8 patients in 4 countries.
James has funded healthcare for 8 patients in 4 countries.
Mcleeves is a teacher in a local high school from Malawi. He has a wife and four children, with whom he enjoys spending his free time. For five months, Mcleeves has been experiencing weakness and problems urinating. These symptoms are caused by an enlarged prostate, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia. He needs to undergo a prostate resection surgery, a procedure in which surgeons will remove part of the enlarged gland. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $733 to fund Mcleeves's surgery. On October 4, he will undergo prostate surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner's care center. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and two weeks of hospital stay. He says, "When my pain is over, I will be so happy to work again, teaching the students. This is a very nice program, and I am thanking God for this provision."
Nov is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has a son, six daughters, and twenty grandchildren. She likes to listen to monks pray on the radio. Four years ago, Nov developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurred vision, photophobia, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Nov learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On October 2, 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. She says, "I want to go to the pagoda and take care of my grandchildren."
Um is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has four sons, two daughters, and 15 grandchildren. She enjoys listening to monks pray on the radio. One year ago, Um developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Um learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On July 4, 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 improved after surgery so that I can return to work."
Sao Teah is a street food vendor from Cambodia. She has three daughters and one son. She likes spending time with her grandchildren. Two months ago, Sao Teah fell outside and fractured her left forearm. She has pain in her elbow and has difficulty using her arm. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On April 3, Sao Teah will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will help her use her arm easily again. She says, "I look forward to having improved mobility in my arm and spending time with my family."
Uk is a grandmother from Cambodia. She is a corn and chili farmer. She has one son, two daughters, and six grandchildren. She likes to listen to monks pray on the radio. Five years ago, Uk developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision, irritation, clouded lenses, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Uk learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for one hour seeking treatment. On April 3, 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. She says, "I hope my vision improves so that I can recognize my family member's faces again."
Htet is a two-year-old girl from Burma. She lives with her parents in the south of the country. Her father works as a driver, and her mother had to give up her job in order to care for Htet. When Htet was born, her head was abnormally shaped and larger than most. As she got older, her head continued to grow larger and larger. Currently, she is unable to hold her head up or turn it from side to side. She is developing slowly in other areas as a result of this condition and, at two years old, remains unable to walk, talk, or even crawl. Doctors have attempted to install a shunt for Htet three times since she was born, all without success. Her family is now in considerable debt from the cost of these procedures. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Htet's operation. She is scheduled for surgery on October 13 at our medical partner's care center, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital. "Even throughout all of the hardships, we refuse to give up hope. We believe that our daughter will have a happy and healthy future where she can learn and go on to pursue whatever dreams she may have," Htet's father says.
Musa is a 75-year-old, talkative man who lives with his young son in Kenya. He and his wife divorced 40 years ago, and he lost two sons due to post-election violence. Musa works as a farmer, however he recently has not been working due to muscle weakness. One year ago, Musa started to experience upper abdominal pain, dizziness, and weakness. He first tried using herbal medicine in response to his symptoms, but his condition did not improve. Upon visiting the hospital, Musa was diagnosed with an epigastric hernia, and hernia repair surgery was recommended. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $384 to cover the cost of Musa's surgery. The surgery is scheduled to take place on June 22 and, once completed, will hopefully restore Musa's former energy and level of comfort. Musa's son hopes that his dad heals so that they can help each other with farming. “My hope and my prayer are to see that Musa receives treatment. He has been having sleepless nights," shares Musa's brother.
Meet Sokheng, a young construction worker from Cambodia. He has two sisters and four brothers. In his spare time, he likes to watch YouTube and listen to music. In October 2015, Sokheng had an incident at work, resulting in a closed tibia fracture on his right leg. It is difficult for Sokheng to walk, and he is in pain. He was treated at a hospital ,but his symptoms did not improve. Sokheng traveled with his mother for three hours to reach our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). On February 20, surgeons at CSC will perform an open reduction internal fixation surgery to repair Sokheng's tibia fracture. This procedure will realign the bone to its normal position, allowing Sokheng to walk easily again without pain. $411 will cover the costs associated with Sokheng's surgery. Let's help Sokheng regain his mobility!