Jonathan joined Watsi on October 16th, 2018. Two months ago, Jonathan became the 4466th member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 53 more people have become monthly donors! Jonathan's most recent donation supported Susan, a woman from Kenya, to fund a mastectomy.
Jonathan has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 2 countries.
Susan is a woman from Kenya. She is a mother of three who used to be a nursery school teacher until delivering her third child. Her husband is a casual laborer, often planting trees for pay. Susan has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Without treatment, the cancer may spread to other organs. A mastectomy, a surgery to remove breast tissue, has been suggested to rid her body of breast cancer and to prevent the cancer from metastasizing. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $816 to cover the cost of a mastectomy for Susan. The procedure is scheduled to take place on October 31. After treatment, Susan will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. Susan says, “My prayer is that God will give me the strength to undertake the treatment and complete it. I want to be there for my children."
Noeun is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has three sons, three daughters, and twelve grandchildren. She likes to watch Khmer and Indian films. Three years ago, Noeun developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Noeun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On August 7, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $211 procedure. She says, "I hope I can see clearly so I can do my work and learn about Buddha."