Kayla joined Watsi on June 8th, 2017. 10 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Kayla's most recent donation supported Seng, a woman from Cambodia, to fund cataract surgery.
Kayla has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 3 countries.
Seng is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She is married. She has two brothers and two sisters. She likes to listen to monks pray on the radio. A year ago, Seng developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Seng learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On January 7, 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 want to go the local pagoda and lead an independent life."
Sous is a vegetable farmer from Cambodia. He has two daughters, two sons, and four grandchildren. He likes to listen to monks pray on the radio. Two years ago, Sous developed a cataract in each eye, causing him blurred vision, burning, itchiness, tearing, and photophobia. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Sous learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On July 17, 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 hope I can recognize my grandchidren's faces after surgery and lead an independent life."
Martha is a young girl from Kenya. She lives with her aunt and two siblings. Martha completed her primary education in 2012 but could not attend high school as her aunt could not afford the school fees. Instead, she helps her aunt sell vegetables. Two years ago, Martha was in her house reading a book when a pressure lamp exploded. She suffered burns and later developed burn contractures. The burn contractures have significantly disfigured her abdomen and distorted her gait. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Martha receive treatment. On April 23, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help Martha regain her posture. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,176 procedure. Martha says, “I would want to be treated and trust God that a well-wisher will come and educate me. I want to help my aunt and siblings have a good life that past life has robbed us."
Diogenes is an 11-year-old seventh grade student from Elias Pina, a town on the border between Haiti and western Dominican Republic. He lives with his mother, grandmother, and two younger sisters. Diogenes enjoys playing soccer. Diogenes was born with a cardiac condition called partial atrioventricular canal defect, in which a hole exists between the four chambers of his heart. Blood leaks through this hole without first passing through the lungs to obtain oxygen, leaving him sickly and weak. On February 7, Diogenes will begin receiving treatment at our medical partner's care center, Hospital Pediatrico Robert Reid Cabral. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is asking for $1,500 to fund a full cardiac assessment, which includes physical exams, labs, and an overnight stay at the hospital for Diogenes. The funding also covers the cost of medications and social support for Diogenes and his family. Diogenes's surgical care is being subsidized by Gift of Life International for $7,000. "I am excited for my surgery so that I can play soccer with my friends without getting tired!" says Diogenes.