Timo joined Watsi on April 30th, 2018. 10 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Timo's most recent donation supported Sopanh, a baby from Cambodia, to fund eye surgery.
Timo has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 2 countries.
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."