Bryce joined Watsi on March 12th, 2013. 1,775 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Bryce's most recent donation supported Linda, a girl from Cambodia, to fund cataract surgery.
Bryce has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 4 countries.
Linda is a two-year-old girl from Cambodia. She has one older brother. She likes to play with her toys at home. In infancy, Linda developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Linda learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for one hour seeking treatment. On September 4, doctors will perform a lensectomy 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. Her mother says, "I worry, and I want my daughter to be able to see well so that she can go to school soon."
Brain is three years old. He lives with his parents in Kenya. Brain has been experiencing urinary difficulty since he was born. This has been a source of frustration for both Brain and his parents. When he was born, Brain's parents were advised to seek assistance for his condition right away. Since then, the family has visited several hospitals. In every instance, they have been asked for more money than they can afford. If Brain does not receive treatment, he risks becoming impotent and facing social stigma for the rest of his life. Recently, our medical partner's care center, Bethany Kids Kijabe Hospital, sent out a mobile clinic team to visit Kibwezi. Luckily, Brain was seen by the team and was referred to visit the hospital. The doctors at Bethany Kids recommend a surgery as soon as possible to rectify Brain's condition. His surgery is scheduled for May 30. Brain's family was thrilled to have found a potential solution for their son. Brain's parents work hard to provide for their children and are hopeful that Brain will receive the necessary funding for his treatment. Brain's treatment will cost $700. His family is appealing to Watsi for financial assistance. Brain’s mother says, “I am afraid this condition may affect my son. I want to be done with it."
Janaki is a 14-year-old girl from Nepal with a hearing condition called chronic suppurative otitis media. She has suffered from this condition since she was two and a half years old. She cannot hear unless someone speaks very close to her ear. Without treatment, Janaki’s condition will likely get worse. Janaki lives with her parents and her three older brothers. She loves school but has struggled to keep up because she can’t hear what her teachers are saying. She finally quit her studies last month because of her condition. Janaki stays home most days to help with household chores because her friends make fun of her. She likes to study every subject and told her doctors that she will go back to school if she can get her hearing problem fixed. Fortunately, Janaki’s doctors identified her as a good candidate for a mastiodectomy. They tell us that this procedure will prevent any futher complications of her condition and improve her hearing enough for her to continue her education. Let’s make it happen for her!
David is a 1-year-old boy from Guatemala who was born with a rare birth defect that will severely limit his quality of life if it’s not corrected. For his first year of life, David’s stool has been leaving his body through his abdomen, where doctors redirected his bowel at birth because he was born without an anus. This has resulted in multiple infections, persistent dehydration, and malnourishment. The doctors in Guatemala can perform surgery on David to allow him to function normally, but we need to raise $895 to pay for it! David’s father recently died from an aggressive cancer and his mother cannot afford to pay for David’s medical care. Let’s come together and get David the money he needs to have this surgery!