Devin joined Watsi on August 7th, 2018. 15 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Devin's most recent donation supported Tom, a boy from Cambodia, to fund cataract surgery.
Devin has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 3 countries.
Tom is a nine-year-old student from Cambodia. He really likes to ride his bike around the village and hopes to become a teacher when he grows up. Since he was born, Tom has had a cataract in each eye, causing him blurred and cloudy vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Tom learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On February 12, doctors will perform a lensectomy surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $398 procedure. He says, "I hope that my eyes will be able to see everything more clearly now. This way I will be able to read, play with friends, and recognize people's faces."
Mary is a two-week-old infant from Kenya. She is the only child to her 19-year-old mother, who is a high school student. Mary has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Mary has been experiencing an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Mary will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Mary that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on December 21 and will drain the excess fluid from Mary's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Mary will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Mary’s mother says, “I wish to see my child treated and lead a normal life."
Aahil is a baby from Tanzania. His mother is a primary school teacher, and she supports the family, as Aahil’s father does not have a job at the moment. Aahil has clubfoot of his right foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Aahil traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on June 25. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Aahil's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily as he grows. Aahil’s mother says, “Please help my son get treatment for his leg. We wish we could afford the treatment but we can’t. We will always be thankful if we get the help."