Mohamed joined Watsi on March 16th, 2016. 30 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Mohamed's most recent donation traveled 7,200 miles to support Ngwe, a woman from Thailand, to fund gynecological surgery.
Mohamed has funded healthcare for 44 patients in 10 countries.
Mohamed has funded healthcare for 44 patients in 10 countries.
Ngwe is a 47-year-old woman from Thailand. She works on a farm. Since May 2019, Ngwe has been experiencing tightness in her abdomen and other symptoms. She has been diagnosed with an ovarian tumor. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Ngwe's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Ngwe is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on August 13. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. After surgery, Ngwe will be able to work again. Ngwe said, “I will continue to work after I recover.”
Ar Kar is a 14-year-old boy from Burma. Currently, Ar Kar’s eyes are sensitive to light and bright lights hurt his eyes. He cannot see far and he sometimes has a headache. His mother has already noticed that Ar Kar’s eye is gradually getting bigger. His mother is worried that his eyes will continue to increase in size. Doctors want Ar Kar to undergo an MRI, an imaging procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of bodily organs. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $814 to cover the cost of Ar Kar's MRI and care, scheduled for July 5.
Bernard is a casual laborer from Kenya. In April, he sustained injuries on his head, body, and both hands. He is in chronic pain and cannot use his hands. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On June 10, Bernard will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $998 to fund this procedure. “I am so desperate and would not like to become disabled. I hope to have my own family and so pray that I get help so that my hand can be well again,” says Bernard.
Muhabe is a young student from Tanzania. He was diagnosed with bilateral genu valgus. His legs bow inward so that his knees touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he is not able to walk for long distances without pain and discomfort. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Muhabe. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 16. Treatment will hopefully restore Muhabe's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Muhabe says, “I would like to become a doctor when I grow up so that I can help other people in need of medical care.”
Paw San is 33-year-old man from Burma. In March, he fell into a ditch. When he got up, the left side of his jaw was swollen and he had blood in his mouth. Paw San had fractured his lower jaw. Currently his injury is getting worse and he is in a lot of pain. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Paw San will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for April 8 and will cost $1,500. This procedure will help to heal Paw San's jaws properly so that he will be able to chew and eat again. Paw San says, “When I finish receiving treatment for my lower jaw fracture, I have to work and save money to support my daughter. This coming year, she will go to school to start kindergarten.”
Zin is a 28-year-old woman who lives with her husband and two daughters in Burma. Her husband is a teacher. Zin usually stays at home and looks after her children. In 2018, Zin went to Mandalay General Hospital and had an echocardiogram and x-ray. The doctor explained that two of her heart valves are wider than the usual sizes and that she needs to undergo surgery. Now, she is scheduled to undergo heart surgery on March 8. Her family needs help raising $1,500 to fund this procedure. Zin said, “I want to work and find money like others to support my family.”
Samson is a young boy from Kenya. He is the fourth of five children. Samson was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. He needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. Samson is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on February 15. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,327 to cover the total cost of Samson's procedure and care. After his recovery, Samson will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future. “People are friendly here and I have faith Samson will get help,” says Samson’s father.
Lucy is a student from Kenya. She is the youngest in her family. Her parents are farmers. In late December, Lucy was hit by a public transport vehicle and suffered left tibia fractures. She has had multiple surgeries and is scheduled for more. Right now, Lucy walks with difficulty and without treatment, she risks further infection in the wound. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Lucy receive treatment. On January 15, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure to heal her chronic wound. Now, Lucy needs help to fund this $1,129 procedure. Lucy says, “I feel that my life has lagged behind. I wish to be treated and at least continue with my education and help my parents.”
Nehemiah is a young boy from Tanzania. He is the fourth in a family of nine kids. Nehemiah has clubfoot of his left foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Nehemiah traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on December 14. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Nehemiah's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily and be able to join school. Nehemiah’s father says, “We are thankful that our son is receiving treatment.”
Samuel is an infant from Kenya. He is 11 days old. Samuel’s mother is a farmer. Samuel was born with spina bifida, a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around the spinal cord. Without treatment, Samuel is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,097 to cover the cost of Samuel's spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on October 15. This procedure will hopefully spare Samuel from the risks associated with his condition, instead allowing him to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory. “I am hoping that my son can get help in all ways possible because this condition is really heartbreaking,” shares Samuel’s mother.
Than Aye is a 45-year-old single woman from Burma. She lives with her friend in Kaw Bay Village, Kawkareik Township, Karen State, Burma. Four months ago, Than Aye has been experiencing cramps and pain in her lower abdomen. She has been diagnosed with uterine myoma. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Than Aye's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Than Aye is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on October 2. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she will no longer experiences cramps and pain, and she will be able to return to her work.
Chhen is a teenager from Cambodia. He likes learning about history and wants to be a soldier when he is older. He likes to play football and video games with his friends. Thirteen years ago, Chhen had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in his left ear to perforate. For this reason, Chhen experiences tinnitus and itchiness. He cannot hear well. Chhen traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On September 6, he will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in his 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. His mother says, "I am worried about my son's hearing and hope he can improve after the operation."