Karen joined Watsi on April 16th, 2013. 23 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Karen's most recent donation supported Pov, a grandmother from Cambodia, to treat mature cataracts.
Karen has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 2 countries.
Meet Pov, a 53-year-old woman from Cambodia. “She is married with two children and two grandchildren,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). Pov has mature cataracts in both of her eyes. A cataract is a condition in which there is progressive clouding of the internal lens in the eye. “She has difficulty seeing faces and can’t go anywhere on her own, “ CSC explains. “Her husband can’t do his work well because he constantly has to attend to her.” $225 will fund the treatment Pov needs to correct her vision. With this funding, Pov will receive cataract surgery—a procedure in which the cloudy lens is removed from her eye and replaced it with a clear lens implant. Without this procedure, Pov is at risk for permanent blindness. After her recovery, Pov’s vision will be clear and her independence restored. CSC shares, “Pov is excited to see clearly again, help her husband in the farm, and take care of her grandchildren.
Dalila lives in Guatemala where healthcare is expensive and only available to those with the means to pay for it. She has been diagnosed with a cystocele, a painful condition that occurs when the wall between a woman’s bladder and vagina is damaged during childbirth. This condition is very common among women who have had multiple pregnancies or a traumatic delivery. It causes pelvic pain and incontinence (inability to control the flow of urine). Cystocele can be very debilitating for the women who suffer from it. When the condition is serious it makes working and carrying on a normal life incredibly difficult. The good news is there is a simple, safe and permanent solution to the problem. For just $440.00 Watsi supporters can pay for the surgery that Dalila needs to fix this condition and get on with her life.