Melissa joined Watsi on December 3rd, 2018. 15 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Melissa's most recent donation supported Srey Leak, a teenager from Cambodia, to fund ear surgery.
Melissa has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 2 countries.
Srey Leak is a factory worker from Cambodia. She has one brother and two sisters. She likes to play games online in her free time. Three years ago, Srey Leak had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her left ear to perforate. For this reason, Srey Leak experiences headache, pain, and ear discharge. She cannot communicate easily with others. Srey Leak traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On December 12, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her left ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. She says, "I hope my headache and ear pain is gone soon."
Khant is a seven-year-old student from Thailand. He lives with his parents in Kyel Di Kho Village, Mae Sot District. Khant loves to play with his friends at school. In early November, Khant was playing with his friends during his school’s lunch break on the swing. As his friends jumped off the swing, Khant fell on the ground and broke his arm. His teacher brought him to a nearby clinic. There, the doctor told his teacher that the two bones in Khant’s lower left arm are fractured. Currently, Khant’s left arm is still in pain, and he cannot move it. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Khant will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for November 7 and will cost $1,500. This treatment will help Khant move his hand again without pain. He will be able to return to his school after this treatment. Khant’s mother says, “I worry that if I do not work, I will not have money and I will have to borrow food or money to meet our monthly expenses. I also worry for my son as I have got only one child and I want him to recover soon.”