Daniel joined Watsi on September 19th, 2016. 84 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Daniel's most recent donation supported Hin, a man from Cambodia, to fund cataract surgery.
Daniel has funded healthcare for 30 patients in 11 countries.
Daniel has funded healthcare for 30 patients in 11 countries.
Hin is a rice farmer from Cambodia. He has one son, four daughters, and eight grandchildren. He likes to listen to monks pray on the radio. Two years ago, Hin developed a cataract in each eye, causing him tearing, itchiness, cloudy lens, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Hin learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for six hours seeking treatment. On December 4, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $398 procedure. He says, "I hope my eye surgery is successful so I can continue my work at the farm and go outside by myself."
Gladness is a toddler from Tanzania. Her mother is a single parent, and Gladness is her only child. Gladness has been diagnosed with genu valgus. This means that her legs bend inwards. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, Gladness cannot walk or play like other kids her age. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Gladness. The procedure is scheduled to take place on November 2. Treatment will hopefully restore Gladness's mobility, allow her to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease her risk of future complications. Gladness’s mother says, “Please help me treat my daughter.”
Sumaiya is a three-year-old girl from Tanzania. She the third born in a family of four children. Sumaiya is cheerful girl who loves playing with other children. Her parents are planning to enroll her in school next year. Sumaiya was diagnosed with genu varus. Her legs are bowed outward at the knees. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, she has a difficult time walking and feels pain. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Sumaiya. The procedure is scheduled to take place on October 5. Treatment will hopefully restore Sumaiya's mobility, allow her to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease her risk of future complications. Sumaiya’s father says, “Please help my daughter get the need surgery and be able to walk well without pain and hopefully next be able to walk to school."
Danstan is a toddler from Kenya. He is the youngest in a family of three. Danstan’s mother work as a cleaner, while his father is a driver. Danstan has clubfoot of his left foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Danstan traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on September 25. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Danstan's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk without pain and difficulty. “I will be glad to see my son walking to school like other children and that is why I am requesting for support," Danstan's mother says.
Baraka is a baby from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of five children. Baraka's parents are both subsistence farmers growing maize, beans, and cassavas. Baraka has clubfoot of his right foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Baraka traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on August 13. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Baraka's clubfoot repair. When he grows up, he will be able to walk easily. Baraka’s mother says, “We were told that you help children with conditions like my son’s. Please help our son.”
Lucas is an infant from Tanzania. He is the youngest of five children. His parents are farmers. Lucas was born with spina bifida, a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around the spinal cord. Without treatment, Lucas is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $966 to cover the cost of Lucas's spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 20. This procedure will hopefully spare Lucas from the risks associated with his condition, instead allowing him to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory. Lucas’s mother says, “I am very worried about my son. We have gone through so much within this few days of his life. Please help us get treatment for our son.”
Htin is a 52-year-old man from Burma. He is a motorbike taxi driver, and he lives with his wife and two daughters. He is the sole earner for his family. Early this month, Htin got into a motorcycle accident while he was riding. Currently, he experiences pain in his right elbow and pinky finger, which were both fractured in the accident. He also scraped his leg in the accident, which causes some discomfort as well. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Htin will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for June 19 and will cost $1,500. After surgery, Htin will be able to do his job a again and can support his family financially. He says, "If it had been my left hand, I would not have considered surgery, but I need my right arm in order to do my job. It is just important for me to get back to work."
Bivol is a driver from Cambodia. He has two sons and one daughter. He likes to repair things around his house in his free time. Two months ago, Bivol was in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in the dislocation of his right elbow. It is difficult for him to use his right arm and he can't bend his elbow. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On April 5, Bivol will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will improve the mobility in his right arm and allow him to return to work. He says, "I hope after the operation I can bend my right arm without any pain. I will be able to return to work."
Robert is a baby from Kenya. He lives with his parents in Nairobi. He is an only child. Robert was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Robert has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Robert will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on May 17. AMHF is requesting $459 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. “We are really worried because he is our only child and we have high hopes for him as he grows. I hope he will get help so that he can grow up like other normal boys,” says Roberts’s mother.
Roodensky is a toddler from Haiti. He lives with his parents and two older siblings in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. He likes listening to music and playing with toy cars. Roodensky has a cardiac condition called atrial septal defect. A hole exists between the two upper chambers of his heart. Blood leaks through this hole, leaving him weak and unable to gain weight. On April 12, he will undergo cardiac surgery at St. Damien Hospital, our medical partner's care center. During surgery, surgeons will close the hole in his heart with a patch. Another organization, Gift of Life International, is contributing $5,000 to pay for surgery. Roodensky's family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 requested by our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, covers cardiac exams and medications. His mother says, "Our family is very thankful to everyone who is helping our son to have this surgery!"
Blee is 45 years old and lives with her husband, three sons, and one daughter in Karen State, Burma. The whole family, except the youngest daughter, works on their farm, planting rice and raising chickens, pigs, and goats. About a year ago, Blee visited the hospital, where she was diagnosed with a goiter. She was referred to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), for a assistance in receiving treatment. Since she learned she has a goiter, Blee has been very worried that her family might have to spend a lot of time caring for her instead of working. Fortunately, she is now scheduled for thyroid surgery on March 19. Her family needs help raising $1,500 to fund the procedure. She says, "I enjoy collecting vegetables in the forest and beside plantations. I hope to get healthy soon again in order to help on my family’s farm again."
Ivan is a baby from Tanzania. He is the first born in his young family. Ivan’s father is a motorcycle driver, and his mother is a stay-at-home mother. For two months, Ivan has been experiencing trouble breathing and eating. Ivan's parents make frequent visits to the hospital because he suffers repeated fevers and illness. He was recently diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, which are the soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Without treatment, this condition will cause Ivan's symptoms to persist and possibly even intensify. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $609 to fund an adenoidectomy for Ivan, which is scheduled to take place on February 14. Surgeons will remove his adenoids, hopefully relieving Ivan of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably. Ivan’s mother says, “Please help my son get this surgery. We have nothing to pay you but we pray to God to look after you and your families. Thank you so much for helping us get this treatment.”