Moksh
Moksh's Story

Moksh joined Watsi on November 28th, 2021. 13 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Moksh's most recent donation traveled 8,800 miles to support Srey Leak, a ten-year-old girl from Cambodia, to fund tonsil removal surgery.

Impact

Moksh has funded healthcare for 72 patients in 9 countries.

Patients funded by Moksh

Srey Leak is a 5th-grade student from Cambodia. She lives with her parents and younger sister in Svay Rieng province. Her father is a construction worker and her mother works in a local clothing factory. Srey Leak enjoys attending school, especially her classes in history and geography. She would like to be a teacher when she grows up. She is learning to help her mother with housework and cooking at home. She likes to eat fried pork with eggs and play with her younger sister. For several years, Srey Leak has been experiencing frequent sore throat and fever. It is often hard for her to swallow food or breathe when she sleeps at night; her mother says she has started snoring. These frequent illnesses keep her away from school, and she is afraid she might be held back to repeat the grade because she has missed so many days this past year. Srey Leak was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils and adenoids, which, if not treated, will cause her symptoms to persist and possibly intensify over time. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, will perform a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy for Srey Leak, which is scheduled to take place on May 13th. Surgeons will remove her tonsils and adenoids, hopefully relieving Srey Leak of her symptoms and helping her live much more comfortably. Srey Leak and her family are able to contribute $100 but need help to raise $165 more to fund this procedure. Srey Leak's mother said, "I want to see Srey Leak healthier so she will not miss school and will be able to eat."

$165raised
Fully funded

Jecinta is a delightful 4-year-old girl from Kenya. She is playful and jovial. Born with a birth condition her journey began at Kiambu Hospital, where dedicated healthcare professionals initiated a treatment plan to address the condition. She was prescribed braces as part of her comprehensive care to correct her clubfeet. With the support of her mother, she embarked on a hopeful journey towards improved mobility and a future filled with possibilities. The braces played a role in maintaining the corrections achieved through casting and other interventions. However, along the way, and because of the hardships, Jecinta, like many children, faced challenges in using the braces. Unfortunately, she lost to follow-up at Kiambu Hospital, and the regular monitoring and follow-up appointments ended. Over more than a year with no follow-up, Jecintas deformity recurred. Currently she tiptoes as she walks and feels pain. Fortunately, Jecinta and her mother traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,286 to fund Jecinta's clubfoot repair. After treatment, she be able to walk well, with no pain and discomfort. Her self-esteem will also improve, and she will continue with her education without any hardship. “I will appreciate if consider my daughter to undergo surgery so that she can stand on her feet and walk confidently like other children,” Glory, Jecinta’s mother, told us.

$1,286raised
Fully funded

Siek Meng is a 15-year-old who resides in the Prey Veng province of Cambodia with her parents and two younger brothers. Her parents make a living as rice farmers, and when Siek Meng returns home from school, she helps care for her siblings. During her free time, she enjoys learning English by watching English-language films and television shows. She aspires to pursue higher education in the capital of Phnom Penh and study medicine in the future. Around the age of 6, Siek Meng and her parents noticed something concerning about her back. However, they postponed seeking treatment until two years later due to the high cost of treatment and not considering it essential at that time. Unfortunately, the condition has since deteriorated, and she has been diagnosed with scoliosis, a deformity of the spine. In the past year, Siek Meng has experienced increased difficulty breathing as her rib cage presses on her lungs. Additionally, she occasionally feels numbness in her legs caused by her vertebrae compressing nerves. Thankfully, Siek Meng and her father undertook a challenging journey of two and a half hours to reach our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), seeking assistance for her disability. The medical team at CSC plans to perform a spinal fusion with implants on August 2nd, which requires financial support as the operation costs $1500. This amount will cover radiology, medications, surgery, and post-operative physiotherapy care. CSC is requesting $1500 to help fund this procedure for Siek Meng. Siek Meng shared, "I am feeling embarrassed about my back and I want to not have chest pain anymore. I hope after surgery I can go back to school and be able to walk around my village more easily."

$1,500raised
Fully funded