Felip joined Watsi on October 26th, 2014. 15 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Felip's most recent donation traveled 6,600 miles to support Try, a man from Cambodia, to fund cataract surgery.
Felip has funded healthcare for 7 patients in 4 countries.
Felip has funded healthcare for 7 patients in 4 countries.
Try is a vegetable farmer from Cambodia. He has three daughters and five grandchildren. He likes to watch comedy films and boxing matches. He loves to spend time with his grandchildren. Six years ago, Try developed a cataract in each eye, causing him blurred vision, irritation, and itching. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Try learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for eight and a half hours seeking treatment. On February 5, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery 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 would like to continue my work farming, do house work, and be able to go to anywhere outside by myself after the surgery."
Wadson is a student from Haiti. He lives in the outskirts of Port-au-Prince with his parents and younger sister. He is taking the year off of university because of his illness, but hopes to continue studying to become an engineer. Wadson has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves of his heart does not function properly because it was severely damaged by a rheumatic fever he suffered several years ago. As a result, his heart cannot adequately circulate blood through his body, and he is weak and in heart failure. Wadson will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On March 27, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will repair his valve so that it opens and closes more normally. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $60,000 to pay for surgery. Wadson'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 Wadson's family overseas. He says, "I am very excited to regain my health so that I can continue my studies later this year."
Ratha is a rice farmer from Cambodia. He has two daughters. He likes to play football, listen to music, and watch action movies. Two months ago, he had a tree logging accident and injured his foot. It is difficult for him to walk, and he is in pain. When Ratha learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On February 5, surgeons at CSC will perform a skin graft procedure to to heal his wound and allow him to walk painlessly again. Now, Ratha needs help to fund this $440 procedure. He says, "After this operation, I hope I can walk normally again and without pain, so that I can complete my work and support my family."
Chilamanda is a farmer from Malawi. Chilamanda lives with his wife, and they have six grown children. To supplement the family income, Chilamanda raises goats. In his free time, he likes to relax and listen to the radio. Since Decemebr 2017, Chilamanda has been experiencing pain and urinary dificulty. 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 Chilamanda's surgery. On January 9, 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. Chilamanda and his family were thrilled to find out his surgery would be funded, and he is looking forward to going home and being active. He says, "Thank you."
Sreng is a grandmother from Cambodia. She has ten grandchildren and likes going to the pagoda. Three months ago, Sreng developed a cataract in each eye, causing her vision loss, sensitivity to light, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Sreng learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On December 14, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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. Her husband said, "I hope my wife can see more clearly and go places on her own."
Victor is a 36-year-old man from Kenya who used to work as a fruit trader. Victor lives with his wife in a settlement in Nairobi, and together they have four children who, with the help of their grandparents, are all enrolled in school. Several years ago, Victor suffered a severe road accident. He was admitted to the hospital for three months and underwent two surgeries. Victor was left in crutches, unable to work. Last year, Victor underwent a first stage bone transport, a technique that allows for the regeneration of bony tissue. Surgeons have now recommended that Victor undergo a second stage bone transport in order to enhance his future mobility and prevent further infection. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of Victor's operation. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 29 and, once completed, should allow Victor to walk with ease and live comfortably with his family again. “I would like to get well to continue providing for my family and educate my children," says Victor.
This smiling woman is Channa, a 38-year-old farmer from Cambodia. Channa lives with her husband and two children, and enjoys supporting the family with her work. “Three months ago, Channa was on her way back from the rice paddy on the back of a moto during a typical Cambodian rain storm,” says our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Center. “The moto lost traction and crashed, and Channa put out her arm to brace herself. The crash left her with a dislocated and broken elbow. She cannot bend her left arm without severe pain, as well being unable to lift and carry stuff.” She needs surgery to reduce and treat her fracture. The treatment costs $405 and will allow her to get back to work and continue providing for her family. Let’s help Channa get access to the healthcare she needs!