Sophie joined Watsi on May 28th, 2020. 104 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Sophie's most recent donation supported Gathoni, an 18-month-old from Kenya, to fund a debridement and skin graft surgery for her burns.
Sophie has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 2 countries.
Gathoni is an 18-month-old girl from Kenya. She is the second-born in a family of two. Her mother is a stay-at-home mom while her father is a fruit vendor in a nearby market. The family lives in a two roomed rental house. On July 15th, Gathoni tripped on boiling water while playing with her 7-year-old brother. Doctors have recommended a debridement to reduce chances of further infections. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Gathoni receive treatment. On July 20th, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure to help ensure that her wounds heal without an infection. Now, Gathoni needs help to fund this $1,185 procedure. Gathoni’s mother shared, “I just wish that I can find help for my little baby so that she a grow into a successful young woman in future."
Ley is a 55-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has five children, four grandchildren, and enjoys visiting the pagoda and listening to the monks pray on the radio. Five months ago, Ley developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Ley learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On December 12, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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. Ley said, "I hope that I will be able to see clearly again so I can help look after my grandchildren and help around the house."