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Hung Kwan Chan

Hung's Story

Hung joined Watsi on January 13th, 2014. 13 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Hung's most recent donation supported Seang Khy, a woman from Cambodia, to fund hip surgery.

Impact

Hung has funded healthcare for 14 patients in 6 countries.

All patients funded by Hung

Dominic

Dominic is a young man, who currently walks with the aid of a broken walking stick. Dominic is a father of one and relies on the little he earns from informal tutoring of pupils. Dominic is 25 years old, and comes from a poor family of a widowed mother and seven siblings. He was the main provider for his young family before he was involved in a car accident a few years ago, where he fractured his tibia. His wife is a casual laborer who washes clothes for people to earn a living. Dominic's first surgery was funded by well-wishers. He needed a second surgery but due to lack of funds, it has been delayed for over one year. Due to financial constraints, he has not been able to get medical crutches to aid in walking. Dominic needs help to have the surgery done and restore back his health. Dominic's current symptoms include pain and strain while walking. Since the accident, Dominic can no longer work at construction sites, which was his means to earn a living. If not treated, Dominic may continue experiencing pain on his leg and difficulties in walking. He may also suffer severe infection which could result in amputation. $1,410 will fund the surgery and casting he needs to get healthy, and regain the use of his leg. “I would like to be a providing father and supportive son to my widowed mum; it pains me to have to rely on my wife for everything,” said Dominic. Our medical partner adds: "We expect that after the surgery, Dominic will heal well and he will be able to walk on his own again. Eventually he will be able to work and support his family."

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David

David is a 65-year-old husband and father from Kenya who makes a living as a small-scale farmer of maize and beans. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), tells us, “David experiences swelling and sporadic pain in his right inguinal region. The pain has prevented him from working on his farm.” David’s symptoms are the result of a right inguinal hernia, a protrusion of the intestines through a weak point in the abdominal muscles. The protrusion presents as a painful bulge in the groin, and the pain increases with coughing, bending at the waist, or lifting heavy objects. “If not treated,” explains AMHF, “the intestine could become strangulated and that would lead to its death.” Doctors have told David that he needs surgery to repair the hernia. During the procedure, a surgeon pushes the protruding tissue back into the abdomen and sews together the weakened muscle with a synthetic mesh. Over time, muscle tissue grows into and around the mesh to strengthen the area. Because of his inability to work, David has not been able to raise enough money to pay for the surgery he needs. “Now my wife works alone on the farm,” says David. “We fully depend on the little the farm produces since my children all earn just enough to support their own families.” $440 in funding will pay for surgery for David as well as two days of hospital care. “We expect that after the surgery and recovery, David will no longer be in pain and the risk of strangulation will be eliminated,” reports AMHF. “I want to get better so that I can work with [my wife] again,” shares David. Let’s help make that happen!

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