yun joined Watsi on October 14th, 2017. 3 other people also joined Watsi on that day! yun's most recent donation supported Emmanuel, a teenager from Haiti, to fund prep for cardiac surgery.
yun has funded healthcare for 35 patients in 9 countries.
yun has funded healthcare for 35 patients in 9 countries.
Emmanuel is a student from Haiti. He lives with his mother and younger sister in a small village in the mountains of southwest Haiti. He enjoys going to school and would like to be an engineer. Emmanuel has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of his heart is damaged due to an infection he suffered earlier in childhood; as a result, it cannot circulate blood through his body effectively. Emmanuel will fly to Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On May 28, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will remove his damaged valve and implant an artificial replacement. Another organization, The Mitral Foundation, is contributing $8,000 to pay for surgery. Emmanuel's family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and checkup and followup appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Emmanuel's family overseas. He says, "I am looking forward to this surgery so that I can start school again!"
Sokhim is a 36-year-old mother of two from Cambodia. In her free time, she enjoys doing housework and taking care of her flower garden. Three years ago, Sokhim had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her left ear to perforate. For this reason, Sokhim experiences discharge, tinnitus, pain, itchiness, and hearing loss. She is not able to find work because she is unable to hear and has difficulty communicating properly with others. Sokhim traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On May 1, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her left ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. She says, "I hope that after my surgery, my ear ear infections will stop and I will be able to hear clearly again."
Twinomugisha is a farmer from Uganda. He is married and has six children. For about two months, Twinomugisha has had left inguinal hernia. If not treated, Twinomugisha will be at risk of negative symptoms and complications . Fortunately, on April 9, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Twinomugisha's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Twinomugisha says, “I will have a positive mind thinking after receiving this treatment because am so paining.”
Caren is a baby from Kenya. She was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. She needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. Caren is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on May 2. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,327 to cover the total cost of Caren's procedure and care. After her recovery, Caren will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future.
Olive is a businesswoman from Kenya. She is married and a mother of four kids. Three months ago, Olive began to experience troubling symptoms, including swelling on her neck. She has been diagnosed with a multinodular goiter. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Olive receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on April 15 at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $625, and she and her family need help raising money. “I hope Watsi will support me so that I can get well and continue tending for my family,” said Olive.
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.
Ronald is a farmer from Kenya. He is a husband and father of three who is working as a motorcycle driver to support his young family. Recently, Ronald was involved in a road traffic accident. His injuries were severe, and he lost consciousness. He suffered a hip fracture and is now not able to walk or work. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 24, Ronald will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This condition causes him pain and discomfort, and this is making it difficult for him to work. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $966 to fund this procedure. “At first I thought I was going to lose my leg. I really thought about my young family. Thanks to the doctor for giving me hope. I am ready to undergo this surgery," says Ronald.
Nyakato is a farmer from Uganda. She is married and a mother of eight children. For 13 years, Nyakato has been experiencing a heavy menstrual flow and lower abdominal pain and back pain. She has been diagnosed with symptomatic uterine fibroids. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $268 to fund Nyakato's surgery. On February 21, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Nyakato will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. She says, "After surgery I will resume with my activities at home."
Tamandani is a father of five from Malawi. He spends his time gardening. Since 2018, Tamandani has had an inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him stomach pain at any given moment and swelling. Fortunately, on February 5, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $334 to fund Tamandani's surgery. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and six nights of hospital stay. Tamandani and his family are very excited and thankful to know that he will be receiving good care for free.
Ky is a 70-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has four children and two grandchildren. In his free time he likes to listen to the monks pray. One year ago, Ky developed a cataract in each eye, causing him blurred vision, irritation, and itching. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Ky learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On February 6, doctors will perform a small incision cataract 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 after my surgery I can continue my work at the farm field and can go anywhere outside independently."
Shedrack is a baby from Tanzania. His mother sells vegetables at the market, while his father is a construction worker. For two months, Shedrack has been experiencing difficulty breathing. He also has difficulty sleeping. He was recently diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, which are the soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Without treatment, this condition will cause Shedrack's symptoms to persist and possibly even intensify. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $609 to fund an adenoidectomy for Shedrack, which is scheduled to take place on October 3. Surgeons will remove his adenoids, hopefully relieving Shedrack of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably. Shadrack’s mother says, “We would like to help our son but the surgery cost is too high for us to afford. Please help our son.”
Nary is a fisher from Cambodia. She has one daughter, two sons, and three grandkids. She likes to watch Thai dramas in her free time. Ten years ago, Nary developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her tearing, irritation, and blurry vision. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside. When Nary learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for seven hours seeking treatment. Nary needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $201. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for August 13. Her husband says, "I worry about my wife's vision and I hope she can see better after the operation."