Gui joined Watsi on May 13th, 2014. 16 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Gui's most recent donation traveled 11,000 miles to support Tola, a young man from Cambodia, to fund ear surgery.
Gui has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 2 countries.
Tola is an IT worker from Cambodia. He is married and has one son. He likes to read in his free time. One year ago, Tola had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in his right ear to perforate. For this reason, Tola experiences pain, discharge, headache, and tinnitus. He cannot hear clearly. Tola traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On October 17, he will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in his right 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. He says, "I hope my ear surgery goes well and I can hear clearly."
“It pains me to see my son suffer like this! I pray that he receives his treatment as soon as possible so that he can live a healthy life. I’ll appreciate any support towards his surgical care,” writes Lewis's mother. This little guy is Lewis, a seven-year-old boy living in Kenya as an only child to his single mother. He has a brain tumor, which causes severe headaches, a staggering gait, fatigue, and frequent vomiting. “He was unable to attend school consistently during the last term because of the severe headaches,” writes our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. Without treatment, Lewis is likely to suffer brain damage or even premature death. Thankfully, with $1,260, AMHF will be able to provide the necessary surgery to treat Lewis' tumor. He will finally be able to continue his education, and lead a normal life with his loving mother. Let's pitch in and get Lewis the help he needs!
Melvin is an eight-day-old baby from Kenya and the youngest of four siblings. His father is a street vendor and his mother is a housewife. Melvin was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition which his parents were previously not familiar with. Hydrocephalus, an increase in intracranial pressure due to cerebral-spinal fluid accumulation, is treatable. Melvin's family depends on the income his father makes for their day-to-day needs and they are unable to pay for the cost of treatment. If Melvin does not receive care, he may be susceptible to blindness or brain damage. "All I pray for is to see my son in good health," Melvin's mother says. For $980, Melvin will receive the shunt incision needed to drain this excess fluid and prevent further brain damage. Let's help baby Melvin get a healthy start to life.
Erick is a one-year-old boy living in Kenya. He has a twin sister and two hardworking parents. Although Erick’s parents work tirelessly to provide basic necessities for the family, they are struggling financially. Erick has a condition known as coronal craniosynostosis. The skull of a young child is made up of bony plates that allow for growth of the skull. But this condition puts pressure on his brain and can prevent him from fully developing. Erick’s mom is afraid, and says she prays “his bulging forehead is treated as soon as possible to prevent further damage to his brain.” Without this treatment, doctors are concerned that the major milestones in Erick’s life may be delayed, preventing his full development. We can help Erick and his family by funding the cranial expansion treatment he needs! This treatment will give his brain the room to properly grow. For $1,500, we can help Erick develop right along with his twin sister. Let's do this!