Adria joined Watsi on December 27th, 2019. 10 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Adria's most recent donation supported Ntarushakye, a farmer from Uganda, to fund hydrocele surgery.
Adria has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 2 countries.
Ntarushakye is a farmer from Uganda. He is married and a father to six children who are unable to afford the costs of his surgery due to their own responsibilities. One year ago, Ntarushakye presented with a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area. This hydrocele causes him weakness and pain and prevents him from working. Fortunately, on October 15th, he will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $139 to fund Ntarushakye's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Ntarushokye says, “I will be grateful when my condition is treated so as to continue with cultivation for survival.”
Srey Nich is a 5-year-old girl from Cambodia. She has two older sisters and two older brothers, and enjoys watching cartoons and playing with her dolls. Five months ago, Srey Nich developed a chalazion in both eyes, causing her pain, swelling, tearing, and itchiness. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient's tear gland. It is difficult for her to see clearly and causes discomfort. Srey Nich traveled for three and a half hours to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre. Surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Srey Nich's symptoms should improve. She needs help raising $175 to fund this procedure. "I hope that I will no longer have to worry about my daughter's condition, and the cysts on her eyes will go away," shared Srey Nich's parents.
Oeung is an eighty-five-year-old grandfather of twenty from Cambodia. He has four sons, one daughter, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio in his spare time. Five months ago, Oeung developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him vision loss. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Oeung learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On December 23rd, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $211 procedure. "I hope that I will be able to see better so I can recognize things again and go outside on my own," Oeung shared.
Chor is a 75-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He has three daughters and eight grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the news and the monks pray on the radio. Four years ago, Chor developed a cataract in each eye, causing him vision loss. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Chor learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On August 7, 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 that I am able to go outside well on my own and will be able to recognize objects."