Timo joined Watsi on April 30th, 2018. 10 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Timo's most recent donation supported Yanara, a girl from Haiti, to fund heart surgery.
Timo has funded healthcare for 5 patients in 4 countries.
Yanara is a young student from Haiti. She lives with her parents and siblings on an island off the west coast of Haiti; her father is a fisherman. Yanara has a cardiac condition called patent ductus arteriosus. A hole exists between two large blood vessels near her heart; blood leaks through this hole, leaving her sick and short of breath. On February 11, she will undergo cardiac surgery at St. Damien Hospital, our medical partner's care center. During surgery, surgeons will sew the hole closed so that blood can no longer leak through it. Another organization, Gift of Life International, is contributing $5,000 to pay for surgery. Yanara's family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 requested by our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, covers cardiac exams and medications. Her mother says, "We are happy that our daughter can become normal and stop being sick so often."
Jackson is a child from Kenya. Jackson was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. He needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. Jackson is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on February 15. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,327 to cover the total cost of Jackson's procedure and care. After his recovery, Jackson will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future. “Please help us and we will appreciate,” says Jackson’s father.
Sopanh is a one-year-old boy from Cambodia. He has one older brother. He likes to play with his toy cars. Sopanh has strabismus in both eyes. Strabismus is a misalignment of the eye caused by injury or dysfunction in the associated nerves and muscles. It is difficult for him to see clearly. Sopanh traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On November 1, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a corrective procedure to align his eyes. Now, Sopanh's family needs help to raise $292 to fund this procedure. His mother says, "I worry that my son's vision is failing and that he feels shy about it."
Ounty is a five-year-old boy from Cambodia. He is an only child. He enjoys drinking milk, playing with toy cars, and watching cartoons. Ounty was born with a cataract in his left eye, causing him partially blind vision, a cloudy lens, and redness. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Ounty learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On October 31, doctors will perform a lensectomy surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, his family needs help to fund this $211 procedure. His mother says, "I hope my son's vision improves and he can start school soon."
Yoe is a 16-year-old day laborer from Burma. He lives with his parents, two brothers, and one sister in Karen State, Burma. Yoe's parents work as subsistence farmers, and his older brother works on a neighbor's farm. On March 4, Yoe was driving a friend home at night when they got into a motorbike accident. Yoe injured his left thigh, breaking his femur. He is not able to walk or work, and he is in a lot of pain. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Yoe will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for March 5 and will cost $1,500. After treatment, he will be able to support his family again. Yoe said, “I am worried that if I do not receive medical treatment, I will not be able to find to work."