Eliot joined Watsi on March 13th, 2016. 11 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Eliot's most recent donation supported Htay, a day laborer from Burma, to fund an abdominal hysterectomy.
Eliot has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 4 countries.
Htay is a 30-year-old woman who lives in Thailand with her husband and four children. While she and her second oldest daughter work as day laborers on corn and chili plantations, Htay's husband recently had to quit his job in order to look after their two youngest children at home. After giving birth to her youngest child, Htay received an intrauterine device (IUD) as part of her family planning. Recently she experienced severe abdominal pain and vomiting. Her neighbor, concerned for her health, sent Htay to Mae Tao Clinic. There she was referred to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), as an emergency case. BCMF is requesting $1500 to fund an abdominal hysterectomy for Htay. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 24 and, once completed, will hopefully relieve Htay from her recent pain and discomfort.
Gritlie is a four-year-old girl who lives with her parents and three siblings in Haiti. Her father is a teacher and her mother works at home. Gritlie goes to preschool and enjoys playing with her friends and watching cartoons. Gritlie was born with ventricular septal defect, a cardiac condition in which a hole exists between the two lower chambers of her heart. Blood leaks through this hole without first passing through her lungs to obtain oxygen, leaving her sick and short of breath. Have a Heart Cayman is contributing $17,000 to the cost of Gritlie's heart surgery. And although Watsi has already funded Gritlie's [transportation](https://watsi.org/profile/08e136f72108-gritlie) to the hospital, she is still in need of $1,500 to cover medications, labs, exams, and surgery preparation. "We are all praying that Gritlie's surgery goes well and that she will become healthy afterward," says Gritlie's mother.
Jeremiah is a 15-year-old boy from southwestern Uganda. He is almost finished with primary school and looks forward to hopefully continuing his education in secondary school if his family can afford the tuition. In his free time, Jeremiah enjoys playing soccer and working with his boy scout troop. Jeremiah has had a scrotal hernia for 12 years that impairs his ability to walk, go to school, and complete daily chores. Jeremiah's mother, a widowed mother of four who works as a farm laborer, is unable to afford surgery for her son. Our medical partner, The Kellerman Foundation, is requesting $229 to cover the cost of Jeremiah's hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 1 and, once completed, will hopefully allow Jeremiah to walk comfortably, go back to school, and help his mother at home. Jeremiah wishes to someday work to improve his community. "It is by the grace of God that we have such support. My son has been sick for so long, but we could not afford the surgery. May God bless all the donors abundantly for their kindness," says Jeremiah's mother.
Nancy is a 22-year-old woman from Guatemala. She lives with her family of five in the rural highlands and works as an assistant nurse in her town’s local health center. Six months ago, Nancy began having problems with her eyesight and was diagnosed with myopia, or nearsightedness. In order to fix her blurry vision and inability to see faraway objects, Nancy needs corrective lenses. Seeking treatment through our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq, Nancy is scheduled to have an evaluation and receive prescription lenses on June 12. She is requesting $552 to cover the total cost of her treatment. These glasses will help Nancy complete her work as an assistant nurse and improve her daily life. Nancy says, “I am very grateful, first to God, because he has touched the hearts of the people in the institution and the donors who bring this support. I wish to thank you all for this great help you are giving me. May God bless all of you who continue to support people with economic need."