Alex joined Watsi on October 14th, 2019. 9 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Alex's most recent donation supported Kakrona, a young boy from Cambodia, to fund cataract surgery.
Alex has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 2 countries.
Kakrona is a 15-month-old boy from Cambodia. He likes to go on rides around the village and play with his toy cars. Since he was three months old, Kakrona developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Kakrona learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On October 02, doctors will perform lensectomy and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $211 procedure. Kakrona's father said, "I hope that my son will recover from his surgery and will be able to see clearly and can attend school in the future."
Ben is a toddler from Haiti. He lives with his mother and father in the mountains south of Port-au-Prince; his parents are both farmers. Ben has a cardiac condition called ventricular septal defect. A hole exists between the two lower chambers of his heart; blood leaks through this hole without passing through his lungs to obtain oxygen, leaving him weak and short of breath. Ben will fly to Cayman Islands to receive treatment. On September 24th, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will perform open-heart surgery to close the hole with a patch.. Another organization, Have a Heart Cayman, is contributing $17,000 to pay for surgery. Ben's family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and checkup and followup appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Ben's family overseas. His mother said, "We are excited for this surgery so our son can gain weight and have energy."
Chan Leap is a 20-month-old girl from Cambodia. She is an only child, and loves playing with her toys and watching television. In October of 2018, Kry Chan accidentally came into contact with an open flame. Since the skin has scarred over the burn site, she finds it difficult to extend her fingers and move her hand properly. When Chan Leap learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for one hour seeking treatment. On August 6, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her to flex her fingers easily and regain normal movement in her hand. Now, she needs help to fund this $448 procedure. Her mother says, "I hope that after my daughter's operation, she will be able to move her fingers without any difficulty."