Victoria joined Watsi on November 15th, 2018. 6 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Victoria's most recent donation supported Meki, a boy from Kenya, to fund tonsil surgery.
Victoria has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 2 countries.
Meki is a child from Kenya. Since birth, Meki has been experiencing difficulty breathing. Frequent illness has caused his parents to worry and spend their little earnings on medication. He was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils and adenoids, which are the soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Without treatment, this condition will cause Meki's symptoms to persist and possibly even intensify. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $779 to fund an adenotonsillectomy for Meki, which is scheduled to take place on July 9. Surgeons will remove his tonsils and adenoids, hopefully relieving Meki of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably. Meki’s mother says, “My hope is to have my son treated and being able to breathe. Please help me."
Joyce is a farmer from Kenya. She is a mother of three children. Joyce has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Without treatment, the cancer may spread to other organs. A mastectomy, a surgery to remove breast tissue, has been suggested to rid her body of breast cancer and to prevent the cancer from metastasizing. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $816 to cover the cost of a mastectomy for Joyce. The procedure is scheduled to take place on December 3. After treatment, Joyce will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. Joyce says, “My prayer is to be treated and fight off the cancer. I hope that soon it will be over.”
Oeun is a rice farmer from Cambodia. He has two daughters, four sons, and eight grandchildren. He likes to listen to the news on the radio. Three years ago, Oeun developed a pterygium in both eyes, causing him blurry vision, photophobia, and tearing. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside. When Oeun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for four hours seeking treatment. Oeun needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of his procedure is $201. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for October 1. He says, "I hope I can see well after the operation."