Sharon joined Watsi on April 14th, 2014. 4 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Sharon's most recent donation traveled 8,500 miles to support Samson, a teenager from Kenya, to fund fracture repair surgery.
Sharon has funded healthcare for 55 patients in 10 countries.
Sharon has funded healthcare for 55 patients in 10 countries.
Samson is a university student from Kenya. He was recently in a road accident that left him with facial fractures. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On June 4, Samson will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This will relieve him of pain, and he will be able to resume his studies. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $640 to fund this procedure. Samson says, “My hope is to get treatment and resume my studies. I really want to finish school and provide for my family."
Mu Lu is a 40-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in Thay Ka Tay Village, Kawkareik Township, Karen State. Fives month ago, Mu Lu started to experience problems with the right side of the top of her throat, when her right salivary gland became swollen. Then the pain worsened, and she had ringing in her ear. The ringing was so loud that she could not hear people properly when they talked to her. She tried to cure herself with traditional medicine, but the pain never disappeared. Mu Lu sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund. she is now scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on May 21. She is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Mu Lu says, "I am scared to undergo the surgery but there is no other option for my condition to get heal. I hope that after surgery, I will be no longer in pain."
Nathan is a motorcycle taxi operator from Kenya. One week ago, he fell off a machine and sustained severe injuries to his lower leg. He is not able to walk and is in pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On February 5, Nathan will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure. Nathan says, “I am worried about my family and the obstacles they might face now that I will not be able to walk in a couple of months while I recover."
Kaung is a two-year-old boy from Thailand. He lives with his parents in Ban San Kwan, Mae Sot District, Tak Province. They moved there from Bago Division, Burma, in search of better job opportunities. Kaung’s parents work as agricultural day laborers. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Kaung. On April 19, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Kaung's natural lenses and replace them with an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. Kaung’s mother says, “We are very stressed, and I have had to stop working to look after him. As my husband is the only one working, his income is not enough to cover our daily expenses.”
Srey Nuon is a teenager from Cambodia. Her favorite subjects to study in school are chemistry and math, and one day she hopes to become a chemistry teacher. Srey Nuon was born with scoliosis, which is progressing with age, making it difficult to sit in school for long periods, and causing a lot of discomfort. Surgery can help correct the position of her spine, and prevent further worsening of the condition. Fortunately, spinal surgery has been scheduled for March 11. Our medical partner needs help raising $1,500 to fund this procedure. Srey Nuon says, "I hope that after my surgery I will no longer have any pain and I will be able to take care of myself and sleep better."
Win is a 44-year-old widow from Burma. She lives with her father and son in Wet Chan Ka Yet Village, Kyaunggon Township, Ayeyarwady Division. She and her father work as day laborers, harvesting rice and beans on farms. Win has a cyst on her breast. She needs surgery to remove it. Win sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund. She is now scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on February 13. She is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Win says, “I am very grateful that I got the chance to receive treatment. Thank you so much to all the donors.”
Piseth is an eight grade student from Cambodia. He has a sister and two brothers. He likes studying math and wants to go into construction work when he finishes school. He enjoys going for walks and listening to music. Two months ago, he was electrocuted by a wire while on a roof, and his hands and legs were badly burned. It is very painful and he cannot use his hands. When Piseth learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On January 11, surgeons at CSC will perform a skin graft procedure to to heal his wounds. Now, Piseth needs help to fund this $440 procedure. He says, "I hope I won't be in any more pain after the surgery."
Loemheang is a mechanic from Cambodia. He has three daughters. He likes to read the news and watch sports in his free time. One year ago, he developed avascular necrosis of both hips and experienced a lot of hip pain. He cannot walk and cannot work. Fortunately, Loemheang learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre. At CSC, surgeons can perform a total hip replacement to relieve Loemheang of his pain and allow him to walk easily. Treatment is scheduled for October 18, and Loemheang needs help raising $1,025 to pay for this procedure. He says, "I hope I can walk again after the operation."
Chiwaya is a 12-year-old boy from Kenya. His favorite hobby is reading. “I love reading poetry” he says. Chiwaya has a condition called bilateral genu varus, which means his legs bow outwards. As he grows, this is affecting his ability to walk. Chiwaya needs to undergo surgery, which will help realign his bones and improve his walking. Surgery is scheduled for November 11 and will cost $1,165. "I would like to walk...I would also like to play football and run...Any help meant to improve my condition is appreciated," says Chiwaya.
Than Aye is a 45-year-old single woman from Burma. She lives with her friend in Kaw Bay Village, Kawkareik Township, Karen State, Burma. Four months ago, Than Aye has been experiencing cramps and pain in her lower abdomen. She has been diagnosed with uterine myoma. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Than Aye's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Than Aye is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on October 2. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she will no longer experiences cramps and pain, and she will be able to return to her work.
Rina is a vegetable farmer from Cambodia. She has two sons, three daughters, and seven grandchildren. She likes to listen to the news on the radio. A year ago, Rina developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Rina learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On September 10, doctors will perform a small incision cataract 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 so I can return to work and go to the market."
Joshua is a baby from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of three kids. Unfortunately, Joshua’s father died when his mother was seven months pregnant with him. His mother has no savings and works as a farmer to support her children. Joshua has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Joshua has been experiencing vomiting and regular fevers. Without treatment, Joshua will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,238 to cover the cost of surgery for Joshua that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 17 and will drain the excess fluid from Joshua's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Joshua will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Joshua’s mother says, “Please help my son.”