Adam joined Watsi on April 7th, 2018. 8 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Adam's most recent donation supported Ei, a 31-year-old woman from Burma, to fund heart surgery.
Adam has funded healthcare for 11 patients in 7 countries.
Adam has funded healthcare for 11 patients in 7 countries.
Ei is a 31-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her mother and two younger sisters in Dawei Township, Tanintharyi Division. Her mother and her youngest sister, who dropped out of university to work, are vendors who sell vegetables in the street market. Ei’s other sister is in her final year of university. Ei used to help her mother sell vegetables but stopped five years ago because of her health condition. Ei was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Ei feels tired and she cannot walk long distances and has difficulty climbing stairs. In addition to feeling tired, she has difficulty breathing and experiences heart palpitations. Due to the lack blood flow, her lips, toes and fingers are blue especially when she cannot breathe well. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Ei. The treatment is scheduled to take place on November 7th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably. Ei said, “I want to have surgery soon so that I can work, and so that our family will have enough money. Now, my mother cannot work while she accompanies me to the hospital. Only my youngest sister works, and we are in debt now”.
Piseth is an eight grade student from Cambodia. He has a sister and two brothers. He likes studying math and wants to go into construction work when he finishes school. He enjoys going for walks and listening to music. Two months ago, he was electrocuted by a wire while on a roof, and his hands and legs were badly burned. It is very painful and he cannot use his hands. When Piseth learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On January 11, surgeons at CSC will perform a skin graft procedure to to heal his wounds. Now, Piseth needs help to fund this $440 procedure. He says, "I hope I won't be in any more pain after the surgery."
Lemi is a baby from Ethiopia. He is the third child in his family. He loves to play and laugh with people. Lemi was born with an abnormal bowel condition. He underwent a surgery that offered a temporary solution, but he needs to undergo another surgery to fully repair the condition. This procedure is scheduled for January 15 and will cost $1,500. His mother says, "We are financially struggling to pay for medication and to provide him treatment." Let's help Lemi's family raise money for surgery!
Godfrey is Godfrey is a father to six and grandfather to 11. from Malawi. He is a retired medical assistant who spends his free time volunteering at a local clinic near his hometown, as well as hanging out with his family and grandchildren. Since October 2016, Godfrey has been experiencing frequent urination and pain. These symptoms are caused by an enlarged prostate, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia. He needs to undergo a prostate resection surgery, a procedure in which surgeons will remove part of the enlarged gland. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $733 to fund Godfrey's surgery. On October 18, he will undergo prostate surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner's care center. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and two weeks of hospital stay. He says, "It is an economic relief to receive this surgery. Having to pay for transport to the hospital is a burden itself so I am happy to not have to worry about the medical bills also. Please continue this service and helping others."
Phany is a cashew farmer from Cambodia. He has two daughters, two sons, and two grandchildren. He likes to watch TV programs about agriculture in his free time. A year ago, Phany developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him partial blindness, irritation, and a clouded lens. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Phany learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for five hours seeking treatment. On August 13, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $211 procedure. He says, "I hope I can return to work after the operation and lead an independent life."
Michelot is a student from Haiti. He lives in a small village in southwest Haiti with his mother and other relatives. He attends a high school near his home, although he often misses days of class because of his illness. Michelot has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of his heart is damaged because of an infection he suffered earlier in childhood, and it cannot adequately pump blood through his body. Michelot will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On November 7, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will remove his damaged valve and implant an artificial replacement. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $35,000 to pay for surgery. Michelot'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 Michelot's family overseas. He says, "I have been praying for a long time that one day I could get my heart fixed. I am very happy to have this chance!"
Chhary is a driver from Cambodia. He has a son, three daughters, and five grandkids. He likes to watch soccer and boxing matches on TV. A year ago, Chhary developed a cataract in each eye, causing him blurry vision, tearing, headache, and photophobia. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Chhary learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On August 14, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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 I can see clearly so I get get back to work soon."
Sweet is a four-month old baby girl from Burma. She lives with her parents, grandparents, uncle, and two aunts. They live on a family farm. Sweet was born at home with the assistance of a traditional birthing assistant. Shortly after birth, Sweet’s mother noticed that she had a mass near her tailbone. At ten days old, Sweet was taken to Mae Tha Rain Clinic. The medic prescribed a medication and they stayed in the clinic for one month for monitoring. Sweet is able to sleep and eat well, but the mass is growing at a steady rate. Sweet experiences no pain related with her condition but the mass is increasing in size, and it makes Sweet's parent worry. Sweet's family sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund. She is now scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on September 18. The family is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Her mother says, "I am worried to see my daughter's mass is increasing in size but I am also happy that she will receive surgery soon. I am excited and looking forward to see she will be cured and become healthy after the surgery."
Asaba is a laborer from Uganda. Since birth, he has had an inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him pain and discomfort, affecting his ability to work. Fortunately, on July 11, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $249 to fund Asaba's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. He says, "After surgery I will resume working as a casual laborer."
Ya is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has an older brother and an older sister. She likes to watch TV, cook, and spend time at home. One year ago, Ya had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her left ear to perforate. For this reason, Ya experiences itchiness and hearing loss. She cannot hear well. Ya traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On August 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 I will have good hearing and my ear will heal soon."
Godfrey is a farmer from Kenya. He lives with his wife and has six children. He used to work as a teacher. He has diabetes and high blood pressure, conditions that require him to purchase medications every month. These costs drain most of his income. Ten years ago, Godfrey developed a cataract in his right eye. A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes opaque, blurring vision. He underwent a cataract surgery, which improved his eyesight tremendously. He was able to resume his normal duties. Recently, his left eye developed the same condition. For the past five months, he has experienced blurry vision. Fortunately, Godfrey is scheduled to undergo cataract surgery at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove and replace the blurred lens. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $220 procedure. Godfrey says, “My wish is to have my vision restored and be made more clear."