sherry joined Watsi on December 25th, 2017. 29 other people also joined Watsi on that day! sherry's most recent donation supported Nue Nue, a boy from Burma, to fund bladder surgery.
sherry has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 3 countries.
Nue Nue is a nine-year-old boy who lives in Kyaw Kay Koh Village, Hlaingbwe Township, Karen State, Burma. He lives with his parents and two younger brothers. He wants to be a soccer player when he grows up. Nue Nue is in kindergarten but stopped going to school in 2018 due to his health problems. When he was six years old, Nue Nue began to suffer from severe lower abdominal and back pain and frequent urination. In August, a medic performed an ultrasound and found a large stone in his bladder. Fortunately, Nue Nue is now scheduled to undergo surgery to remove the stone on February 12. His family needs help raising $1,500 to fund this procedure. Nue Nue's mother said “I wish for him to grow up healthy and get a job where he does not have to work as hard as me. I want him to get a good education and have a job helping people.”
Sombath is a vegetable farmer from Cambodia. She has one daughter and four grandchildren. She likes to listen to monks pray on the radio. Two years ago, Sombath developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, burning, irritation, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Sombath learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On November 14, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $211 procedure. She says, "I hope my vision improves so I can return to work and go for walks again."
Karwemera is a 68-year-old married man from Uganda. He and his wife have 11 children and work as small-scale farmers in order to pay for school fees and family necessities. The recent drought has unfortunately affected crop yields and has placed financial strain upon Karwemera's family. For a long period of time, Karwemera has had an occasional swelling in his right inguinal region that was recently diagnosed as an inguinal hernia. Hernia repair surgery is needed in order to reduce Karwemera's pain and minimize the risk of an obstructed hernia developing. In the case of such a life-threatening hernia, the blood supply to Karwemera's intestines and surrounding tissues could be completely cut off. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to cover the cost of Karwemera's surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 27 and, once completed, will hopefully relieve Karwemera of his symptoms and of the danger of his condition worsening. “Thank you very much for helping me because I could not afford to pay for the surgery. I hope to continue farming after surgery," says Karwemera