Laura joined Watsi on June 9th, 2017. 140 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Laura's most recent donation supported Khum, a woman from Cambodia, to fund cataract surgery.
Laura has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 3 countries.
Khum is a 59-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has six grandchildren and enjoys listening to the news on the radio. Three months ago, Khum developed a cataract in each eye, causing her irritation and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Khum learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On March 4, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure. She says, "I hope I can see better after my surgery so I can help my sister bake cakes for her business."
Dorica is a mother of two from Malawi. She lives with her children, two grandchildren, and her husband. She does a lot of cooking at home and likes to rest in her free time. Since December 2018, Dorica has been experiencing prolonged bleeding. She has been diagnosed with unspecified abnormal vaginal bleeding. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $650 to fund Dorica's surgery. On March 28, she will undergo gynecological surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner's care center. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and seven nights of hospital stay. She looks forward to getting better after this surgery and hopes to start a business of selling doughnuts when she recovers.
Bopha is a 21-year-old woman from Cambodia. She has a daughter and is a rice farmer. She enjoys listening to the radio and watching TV in her free time. For the past four months, she has had a recurrent infection. She has difficulty sleeping, swallowing, and eating. She needs to undergo a tonsillectomy procedure to remove the infection. Surgery is scheduled for July 10. Now, Bopha needs help funding this $221 procedure. Her mother says, "I am worried about my daughter's operation. I hope it is successful."
Jolly is a 46-year-old woman living in Uganda with her husband and six children. She enjoys weaving tablecloths, works as a subsistence farmer to feed her family, and grows coffee to sell for additional income. For the past seven years, Jolly has been experiencing uncomfortable gynecological problems which have caused her severe pain and discomfort. To treat her condition, doctors have recommended a total vaginal hysterectomy. Jolly's symptoms have made it difficult for her to work, which has been very hard on her and her family. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $321 to fund Jolly's hysterectomy, which is scheduled for May 26. Jolly is excited to have her surgery so she can get back to supporting her family. She would like to tell donors how much she appreciates the help they have her given her.