Mehdi joined Watsi on March 6th, 2018. 22 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Mehdi's most recent donation supported Srey Nuon, a teenager from Cambodia, to fund spinal surgery.
Mehdi has funded healthcare for 13 patients in 7 countries.
Mehdi has funded healthcare for 13 patients in 7 countries.
Srey Nuon is a teenager from Cambodia. Her favorite subjects to study in school are chemistry and math, and one day she hopes to become a chemistry teacher. Srey Nuon was born with scoliosis, which is progressing with age, making it difficult to sit in school for long periods, and causing a lot of discomfort. Surgery can help correct the position of her spine, and prevent further worsening of the condition. Fortunately, spinal surgery has been scheduled for March 11. Our medical partner needs help raising $1,500 to fund this procedure. Srey Nuon says, "I hope that after my surgery I will no longer have any pain and I will be able to take care of myself and sleep better."
Folani is a father to 7 and grandfather to 4 from Malawi. Folani is a farmer who enjoys chatting with his friends. Since 2016, Folani has been experiencing pain and urinary difficulty. 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 Folani's surgery. On January 29, 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. Folani was very happy to hear he would have surgery and thankful he will be able to start working normally again. He says, "I am very thankful for this project."
Htun is a 35-year old man who has lived with his family in Mai village in Mandalay Township, Mandalay Division, Burma all his life. He is a factory worker who weaves bamboo. His wife makes cheroots, traditional Burmese cigarettes. His 12-year-old son goes to school and is in fifth grade. Htun first noticed symptoms related to his current health problem in early October 2017. He started to frequently experience severe chest pains and was not able to move or walk. He noticed experiencing heart palpitations while he was working. He also had some problems with sleeping. Fortunately, Htun is now scheduled to undergo heart surgery on January 31 to treat his condition. He needs help raising $1,500 to fund this procedure. Htun says, “I just want to be healthy again. I want to fulfill my responsibility as a father by financially supporting for my children’s schooling. I only hope the best for my children.”
Medjine is a toddler from Haiti. She lives with her parents and grandparents in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince. She likes dancing and listening to music. Medjine has a cardiac condition called partial anomalous pulmonary vein return. One of the veins leading to her heart connects in an abnormal location, making it difficult for blood to circulate properly through her heart and body. To determine if Medjine's condition is operable, she must undergo a diagnostic cardiac catheterization, a procedure that is not available in Haiti. During the procedure, a catheter probe will be inserted into her heart to perform the necessary measurements and tests. On December 14, she will travel to the Dominican Republic to receive the scan at our medical partner's care center, Clinica Corominas. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is asking for $1,500 to cover the costs of Medjine's travel expenses, catheterization procedure, and lab work. Her mother says, "We are very glad that our daughter can have this opportunity!"
Tin is a 29-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in Koh P’long Village, Hpa-An Township, Karen State. Since 2014, Tin has been experiencing lower abdominal pain and troubling gynecological symptoms. She has been diagnosed with a pelvic mass. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Tin's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Tin is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on November 16. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, Tin will no longer experience lower abdominal pain and she will be healthy again.
Saw Wah is a three-year old boy from Burma. He lives in Htee Moo Hta Village in Myawaddy Township, Karen State, Burma with his parents, aunt, and great-grandmother. In January 2018, Saw Wah’s mother noticed a small bump in a sensitive area. It was small and did not cause him any pain at first. However, the bump grew over time. He was eventually diagnosed with a left inguinal hernia with hydrocele. Fortunately, on September 12, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Saw Wah's hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 12 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. "When he grows up I want him to be a doctor or medic, but he wants to be a pilot,” said Saw Wah's mother.
Trevis is a child living with cerebral palsy from Kenya. He is the youngest in a family of two children. His mother sells small items in order to provide for her two children. Trevis has clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Trevis traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on September 25. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Trevis's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to stand and walk easily. “My desire is to see my son standing, sitting upright, and walking like other children," Trevis’s mother says.
Nam is a 15-year-old student from Thailand. She lives with her family in Mae Sot. Nam was born with a lumbar meningocele and bilateral club foot. While she has received treatment for both, the symptoms of the meningocele have returned. Doctors want Nam 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 her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $814 to cover the cost of Nam's MRI and care, scheduled for August 3. Nam says, "I want to continue my studies at university after my high school. I hope that I will get treatment and recover from my symptoms."
Khem is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has three daughters, six sons, and twenty grandchildren. She likes to visit the local pagoda and listen to monks pray on the radio. Two years ago, Khem developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision, photophobia, and headache. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Khem learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On June 5, 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 look forward to going to the pagoda, joining in on ceremonies, and taking care of my grandchildren."
Peace is a five-year-old girl from Kenya. She is very polite and friendly. Her mother is a laborer. Unfortunately, her father passed away five years ago after a long illness. Peace has a condition called severe bilateral genu valgus, also known as knock knees. This means her knees bend and touch each other when her legs are straightened. This condition hinders her ability to walk and causes her pain. Fortunately, she is scheduled to undergo corrective orthopedic surgery at our medical partner's care center on May 24. This surgery will eliminate her pain and allow her to walk. Her mother needs help raising $1,165. “I will be happy if you help my daughter undergo surgery and later on join school," says her mother.
Son is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has three sons, four daughters, and sixteen grandchildren. She likes to listen to radio programs and go to her local pagoda. One year ago, Son developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurred vision, clouded lenses, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Son learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On April 26, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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 look forward to going to the local pagoda, taking care of my grandchildren, and being able to join in ceremonies."
Sea is a 71-year-old grandmother from Cambodia. She has a daughter and many grandchildren. She enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio, visiting the local pagoda, and spending time with her grandchildren. Two years ago, she was in a motor vehicle accident that caused a fracture in her left femur. It is difficult for her to walk, and she is in chronic pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On March 7, Sea will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will help her walk easily again. She says, "After surgery I hope I can walk normal and without pain."