Sande joined Watsi on June 15th, 2018. 59 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Sande's most recent donation supported SaRet, a woman from Cambodia, to fund cataract surgery.
Sande has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 2 countries.
SaRet is a 64-year-old woman from Cambodia. She has six sons, twenty grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the monks pray in her free time. Three years ago, SaRet developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision, irritation, and itchiness. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When SaRet learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for one and a half hours seeking treatment. On March 18, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure. She says, "I hope that after my surgery, I will be able to take care of my grandchildren and help around the house with cooking."
Heang is a construction worker from Cambodia. He has been married for seven years and has one son. He likes to watch boxing matches and play video games. Four years ago, he was in a road traffic accident that caused a cervical spine fracture. He has developed a chronic open wound on his buttock. He is in chronic pain from the wound. When Heang learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for one hour seeking treatment. On April 26, surgeons at CSC will perform a debridement procedure to to remove damaged and infected tissue from the wound. Now, Heang needs help to fund this $262 procedure. He says, "I hope after operation, my wound heals and I am in no more pain."
Kyobutungi is a high school teacher from Uganda. She has two children. Three years ago, Kyobutungi began to experience troubling symptoms, including difficulty breathing and swallowing. She was diagnosed with a goiter, an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Kyobutungi receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on June 5 at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $240, and she and her family need help raising money. Kyobutungi says, “I hope to be free from the disfigurement and continue with teaching and support my children."