kristine joined Watsi on December 15th, 2014. 31 other people also joined Watsi on that day! kristine's most recent donation supported Un, a rice farmer from Cambodia, to remove a painful growth in his eye.
kristine has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 2 countries.
"It is hard to see everything clear or do any work. I don't feel well. It is hard for me to go anywhere outside" says Un, a 44-year-old man from Cambodia. Un is a rice farmer and fisherman. He has a wife, two sons and two daughters. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) explains, "Six years ago, Un developed a pterygium in his left eye." A pterygium is a non-cancerous growth of conjunctiva covering the cornea. CSC says, "This causes him redness, blurred vision, tearing, irritation, and a burning sensation. Un traveled three hours with his wife to reach CSC." For $150 Un's pterygium can be surgically removed. CSC explains that "after a pyerygium excision procedure, Un's left eye will be healed and his pain and irritation will stop." "I hope after surgery there is no burning feeling," Un shares. "I will be able to see clearly and do my work easily. I hope I can go anywhere outside on my own too."
"I would like to be like other children." says Grace, a nine-year-old Kenyan student who lives with her mother and two siblings in the outskirts of Nairobi. Grace has a brain tumor that has been causing persistent seizures, severe headaches, and affecting her walking. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, reports, "Grace suffers from increased intracranial pressure, which may lead to brain damage and loss of sight if surgery is not done. The surgery will save Grace's life and she will be able to continue with her education." Grace adds, "I hope I'll get well soon, so that I can study without interruption." Watsi community, let's work together to raise the $1260 needed for a craniotomy to remove the seizure and headache-inducing tumor, and help Grace get back to school!