Julie joined Watsi on June 15th, 2014. 14 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Julie's most recent donation traveled 6,200 miles to support Phan, a loving 67-year-old grandmother from Cambodia, to restore her vision.
Julie has funded healthcare for 6 patients in 4 countries.
Julie has funded healthcare for 6 patients in 4 countries.
Meet Phan, a 67-year-old grandmother from Cambodia. Before losing her vision, one of Phan's favorite past times was going to the pagoda and listening to the monks play. According to our medical partners at Children's Surgical Center, Phan has a mature cataract in her left eye. Phan’s doctors share that "it has been a year since Phan was able to see clearly. She cannot cook for her family, watch the news on TV, or go anywhere alone." In addition, Phan's condition prevents her from doing much with her 14 grandchildren. Our medical partners also report that Phan feels like she "is a burden on her daughter, who sacrifices her time to take care of her." For $150 we can provide Phan with the cataract surgery she needs to restore vision in her left eye. Let's help Phan regain her eyesight and her independence!
Nehemie is a two-year-old boy living in Haiti with his three older siblings and parents. “Nehemie is a little boy affected by cleft lip and palate disease,” our medical partners, at Project Medishare, share with us. “He does not have the capacity to eat normally and when he drinks, sometimes he almost chokes on the food that he is eating…this condition prevents the little boy to feel comfortable and he is not well nourished. In a recent group of plastic surgeons that came to the hospital, Nehemie had the chance to have surgery to fix his cleft lip and that was a success; now he needs surgery to fix his cleft palate in order to finish with the treatment.” It will cost $960 to fund the final surgery to treat Nehemie’s palate, but his family does not have the means to cover that cost. Nehemie’s father tell us, “I am very confident, I have seen already what has been done and I am waiting for the last surgery to finish with everything and take my son home.”
Cherry is a 36-year-old mother living in Burma. She lives with her two daughters and her husband, who works at a furniture shop to support their family. Cherry herself has not been able to work for her family due to her medical condition. Cherry has a uterine myoma, which is a tumor in the wall of the uterus. "In the last five years, what Cherry can do has been very limited," our medical partner in Burma tells us. "She used to earn an income but now she stays at home and looks after the children. She also is unable to perform her religious activities and has difficulty getting up in the mornings because her body aches. She experiences chest pain and cannot eat or sleep well. She feels pain when she is sitting and lying down and cannot walk properly. Her condition has made her inactive in her community, which combined with the pain, has made her feel increasingly depressed.” For $1,500, Cherry will receive a total hysterectomy to remove her uterus, which will eliminate her pain. Burma Border Projects tells us that Cherry “wants to be healthy so she can be a good wife and mother. She wants to be able to do chores without any pain.” We can help Cherry live pain free by helping to fund her surgery – let’s do it!
Meet Dorzeide! Dorzeide is 59-years-old and lives in Haiti with her husband and her six children. Dorzeide and her family run a small farm in the countryside, but she has not been able to work in the field since her diagnosis of breast cancer. Due to her cancer, she often experiences severe pains in her abdomen and joints, as well as pain near the site of her tumor. Dorzeide and her family do not make enough money from their farm to pay for her treatment. By raising just $1500, doctors will be able to perform surgery to remove her mass and Dorzeide will receive the chemotherapy that she needs. Watsi’s medical partners are confident that this treatment will help stop the spread of Dorzeide’s cancer and will have an extremely positive impact on her quality of life. Lets all come together for Dorzeide and her family!
Habiba is a studious 11-year-old girl who enjoys history, geography, languages and playing netball. She says, “My dream is to become a doctor when I grow up”. Habiba was born with Hirschprung’s disease, where parts of the intestine do not function. She does not pass stool normally. She recently experienced severe abdominal pains with fevers. She was diagnosed with enterocolitis, an inflammation of the intestine, which will kill her if not treated. Habiba's parents are both primary school teachers, and they have three children. They have taken Habiba to several hospitals without improvement, spending all their savings, hoping to cure her. The life-saving surgery Habiba needs costs $1200 but her loving parents cannot afford it. After the surgery she will be able to pass stool normally. Your donation will get Habiba the operation she needs to free her from her life-threatening condition and get her back to school healthy. Let's make it possible for Habiba to follow her dream of becoming a doctor one day!
Nab is a 23-year-old from Cambodia. He works as a furniture maker to support his family. In his free time he likes to play football and listen to pop music. In 2012, Nab injured his wrist in an accident while working with a wood saw. Due to his injury Nab cannot extend the fingers in his right hand or use it properly. Because he couldn't afford the cost of treatment, Nab had to stop working and could not support his family anymore. Nab says he is sad that he cannot do carpentry anymore and mostly stays at home now. We can help Nab get back to his normal life! For $300, Nab will receive surgery that will release and lengthen the affected tendon in his wrist to restore its normal function. Let's help Nab get back to work and support his family!