Alex joined Watsi on May 8th, 2019. 14 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Alex's most recent donation supported Sroeun, a woman from Cambodia, to fund cataract surgery.
Alex has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 3 countries.
Sroeun is a 79-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has two children, ten grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio in her free time. Five months ago, Sroeun developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision and irritation. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Sroeun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for hour and a half hours seeking treatment. On July 8, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification 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 hope that after my operation is complete I will be able to help take care of my grandchildren and be able to go places independently."
Kayondo is a farmer from Uganda. He is married and a father of five children. For two years, Kayondo has had an inguinal hernia. If not treated, the hernia may result in intestinal tissue damage. Fortunately, on April 10, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $249 to fund Kayondo's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. He says, "I like listening to radio during my free time."
John is a farmer from Malawi. John lives with his wife and eight kids. He enjoys doing handicraft work when he is not busy working on his farm. Since about a year ago, John has been experiencing pelvic pain and failure to urinate. These symptoms are caused by an enlarged prostate, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia. He needs to undergo a prostate resection surgery, a procedure in which surgeons will remove part of the enlarged gland. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $733 to fund John's surgery. On April 16, he will undergo prostate surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner's care center. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and two weeks of hospital stay. He says, "We thank you so much, and we hope that this program can go on assisting others as well!"