Finlay joined Watsi on February 14th, 2015. 9 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Finlay's most recent donation traveled 7,400 miles to support Saro, a ninth grader from Cambodia, to remove a mass from his cheek.
Finlay has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 2 countries.
Saro is a 9th grade student from Cambodia. He has three brothers and three sisters. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, listening to music, and hanging out with his friends. Nine years ago, Saro starting to develop a mass in his right cheek that is growing in size. He experiences mild pain and has difficulty eating. Saro traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. Surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Saro needs help to raise $220 to fund this procedure. "I hope that my surgery goes well so my family will not have to worry anymore and that I will look and feel better," shared Saro.
Namatovu is a single mother to one child, a 10-year-old boy in fifth grade. She earns a living from her small retail shop business. She and her son live in a single-roomed rental house. Namatovu has experienced colicky abdominal pain and a sharp pain within the left iliac fossa for the past year. This pain radiates into her abdomen and then later into her back thereby causing a severe backache. She feels abdominal discomfort whenever she is sitting and when she bends over. If not treated, the symptoms may persist. Fortunately our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, can help. They have diagnosed her with a left ovarian mass that needs to be removed. She will undergo a cystectomy on July 7th. Now, they are requesting $220 to help fund the cost of her surgery. Namatovu shared, “I will be grateful to have a healthy life after my surgery is done so I can continue with my business and provide for my son.”
Say hello to Soy, a proud father of seven children and grandfather of twenty! Soy is 79-years-old and lives in Cambodia with his family. “Soy’s vision is so blurry due to his cataracts that he is partially blind,” explains our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). “He can’t see anything more than shapes and finds it difficult to eat, go outside, or do any work by himself." $150 will restore vision in Soy’s right eye. After surgery, CSC tells us, “He wants to go back to his farm, look after his grandchildren, and see the royal palace clearly.”
60-year-old Leng of Cambodia is surrounded by a large family of eight children and nine grandchildren. Leng recently received surgery for the cataract on her right eye, but vision in her left eye remains blurry due to another cataract. Our partner, Children's Surgical Center, is ready to perform cataract surgery on her left eye to restore her eyesight. "Leng is most looking forward to visiting family along the coast and seeing the sea. And she would like to visit family in Siem Reap to see the Angkor Temples," our medical partner shares. "She is also looking forward to being able to help her daughter sell noodles to support the family." With surgery Leng's aspirations will be within her reach, let's make it happen!