Greer joined Watsi on June 26th, 2018. 12 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Greer's most recent donation supported Heng, a young man from Cambodia, to fund spinal surgery.
Greer has funded healthcare for 9 patients in 4 countries.
Greer has funded healthcare for 9 patients in 4 countries.
Heng is a young man from Cambodia. He has one brother and one sister and enjoys watching television and listening to music. Heng was born with severe scoliosis, which has progressed with age and has made it difficult for him to sit for long periods, causing a lot of discomfort. Surgery can help correct the position of his spine, and prevent further worsening of the condition. Heng has not been able to work because of his condition. Fortunately, surgery is scheduled for March 12. Our medical partner is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure. He says, "I hope that after surgery, I will not have any pain and can walk normally and be able to take care of myself."
Tamandani is a father of five from Malawi. He spends his time gardening. Since 2018, Tamandani has had an inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him stomach pain at any given moment and swelling. Fortunately, on February 5, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $334 to fund Tamandani's surgery. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and six nights of hospital stay. Tamandani and his family are very excited and thankful to know that he will be receiving good care for free.
Lim is a rice farmer with ten grandchildren from Cambodia. She has five children and enjoys listening to the monks pray. Three years ago, Lim developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurred vision, burning, irritation, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Lim learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On January 22, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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. "I hope my mother-in-law's surgery is successful so she can see everything clearly and so she can easily work and walk outside. I hope to not worry about her vision loss anymore," says Lim's son-in-law.
Ang is a cashew nut farmer from Cambodia. She is married with one son and one daughter and likes to watch TV. Ten years ago, Ang developed a pterygium in both eyes, causing her blurred vision, burning, irritation, and tearing. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside. When Ang learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for Three and a half hours seeking treatment. Ang needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $201. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for January 21. She says, "I hope that my eye surgery is successful and makes me able to do my work. I want to go anywhere outside with a better feeling than now."
Akankwasa is a farmer from Uganda. She is a mother of seven children. For four years, Akankwasa has had an epigastric hernia. If not treated, the hernia may result to intestinal tissue damage and death. Fortunately, on January 16, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $249 to fund Akankwasa's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently. She says, "After surgery I will have peace of mind and resume working in my fields."
Eden is an Eritrean refugee from Kenya. She has been living in Kenya since 2015. It took her two months to cross into Kenya through Sudan. Eden has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Without treatment, the cancer may spread to other organs. A mastectomy, a surgery to remove breast tissue, has been suggested to rid her body of breast cancer and to prevent the cancer from metastasizing. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $816 to cover the cost of a mastectomy for Eden. The procedure is scheduled to take place on October 31. After treatment, Eden will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. Eden says, “I want to be treated and be cancer-free. I am confident I will manage to fight off the condition."
Kou is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has two daughters, four sons, and 11 grandchildren. A year ago, Kou developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Kou learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On October 17, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $211 procedure. She says, "I look forward to spending time with my grandchildren."
Bopha is a 21-year-old woman from Cambodia. She has a daughter and is a rice farmer. She enjoys listening to the radio and watching TV in her free time. For the past four months, she has had a recurrent infection. She has difficulty sleeping, swallowing, and eating. She needs to undergo a tonsillectomy procedure to remove the infection. Surgery is scheduled for July 10. Now, Bopha needs help funding this $221 procedure. Her mother says, "I am worried about my daughter's operation. I hope it is successful."
Vandy is a construction worker from Cambodia. He has a brother and two sisters. He likes to listen to music and play volleyball with friends. A few months ago, Vandy started developing pain on his left side. He has difficulty walking and is in chronic pain. Fortunately, Vandy learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre. At CSC, surgeons can perform a total hip replacement to relieve Vandy of his pain and allow him to walk easily. Treatment is scheduled for May 3, and Vandy needs help raising $1,025 to pay for this procedure. He says, "After surgery, I hope I can walk normally and without pain anymore."