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Saron is a 61-year-old security guard from Kompong Chhnang in Cambodia. He is married and has four sons, four daughters, and sixteen grandchildren. His wife sells prahok, a fermented fish paste sauce sometimes called "Cambodian cheese." Most of his children help support the family by working at garment factories. In his free time, Saron enjoys listening to the news on the radio. About one year ago, Saron developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so he cannot go out on his own. When Saron learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 2nd, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to fund this procedure. Saron said: "I hope I can see more clearly for my work and be less scared to drive my motorbike."
Ny is a 66-year-old widow from Kratie province. She has one son, two daughters, and five grandchildren. Now retired, she spent most of her life working as a cleaner in the Kratie provincial hall and government offices. Her husband recently passed away from kidney failure, and Ny has since moved in with her oldest daughter, who is a rice farmer. Around two years ago, Ny developed a cataract in her right eye. Her symptoms include itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. Because her vision is impaired, she is reluctant to go out on her own. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is here to help. On September 6th, doctors at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform small incision cataract surgery, and implant an intraocular lens in Ny's right eye. She should regain full vision after she has recovered from the surgery. Now Ny needs your help to fund this $253 procedure. Ny shared: "I want to be able to see so I can visit with my relatives and enjoy my life."
Winnie is 43-year-old mother with four children. She is a county-employed teacher who teaches kindergarten, while her husband is an office assistant. Winnie has had swelling in her neck for seven years. She was working normally, but the swelling can cause her to get tired easily and be unable to carry out her duties like before. She began to experience troubling symptoms, including pain at her neck and difficulty sleeping, as she cannot breathe normally because of tightness on her throat area. She was diagnosed with non-toxic multinodular goiter. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner African Mission Healthcare (AMH) is helping Winnie receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on June 30th, when surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. Winnie is able to contribute $74 and needs help with $936 to fully fund the procedure. Winnie says, "I thought I would receive treatment before school resumes, but things have turned the other way round. I am so discouraged, but I believe all will be well before school resumes. Kindly help me so that I may live just like before."
Heng is a widowed, 63-year-old retired rice farmer from Kandal province in Cambodia. She has two daughters and six grandchildren. Sadly, her husband passed away 20 years ago due to stomach cancer. Today, Heng lives with her youngest daughter, who is a rice farmer. A few years ago, Heng developed a cataract in her left eye, which causes her to experience photophobia, tearing, and blurry vision. She feels isolated, as her impaired vision makes her reluctant to go out on her own and engage in social activities. Heng sought help from our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre. On May 4th, doctors at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform small incision cataract surgery and implant an intraocular lens in her left eye. After she has recovered, Heng will be able to see clearly again. Now, she needs your help to fund this $253 procedure. Heng shared: "I hope after surgery I can see better. I hope to go outside on my own, take my grandchildren to school, and help my daughter."
Kop is a loving grandmother from Phnom Penh. She is 68 years old, married, and has six children - three sons and three daughters - and ten grandchildren. Her life now revolves around her grandchildren, who are her pride and joy. Kop used to sell fish at the market until, she shared, she became too old to do so. Her children also support her financially. In her free time, she loves listening to monks pray on the radio. About one year ago, Kop developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. She has difficulty cleaning the house or using the stove to cook due to her limited vision. She also has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is unable to go out on her own. When Kop learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled there hoping for treatment. Fortunately, the doctors at CSC were able to quickly diagnose Kop's cataract and created a treatment plan. On July 13th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery, and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $253 to help fund this procedure. Kop said, "After the surgery, I hope to see better and would like to sell Khmer cheese. That way, I can earn some money for myself and help my family."
Roeun is a 41-year-old father of three. He lives in Kampong Thom with his wife, two daughters, and one son. His wife works in a garment factory and Roeun used to work as a tuk-tuk driver before his injury. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and watching Cambodian boxing on TV. On August 2, 2022, a car crashed into Roeun's tuk-tuk. He lost consciousness and was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of an open fracture in his right humerus and left tibia. Unfortunately, the accident had a lasting impact, and since then Roeun has not been able to lift his hand or use his arm, preventing him from working. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his right side, a type of nerve damage that results in loss of function and sensation. Roeun has been afraid to seek further treatment due to costs. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help Roeun. Their care center is the only center in Cambodia where he can receive brachial plexus injury surgery and regain the use of his arm. On June 1st, he will undergo this surgery. Our medical partner is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. Roeun shared: "My one wish is that I can do daily activities like before the accident."
Emelyn is a 34-year-old mother of two from the Philippines. She works as a health worker, while her husband works as a traffic enforcer. In May 2022, during her pregnancy, she noticed a palpable mass in her left breast. After a few months, she experienced frequent bouts of pain in the area. She was advised to consult a surgeon. Following an assessment, it was recommended that she undergo an operation to remove the mass and have a biopsy. Due to potential threats to her pregnancy, the operation was deferred. In December 2022, one month postpartum, she was advised to undergo an ultrasound to assess the progress of her condition and have a biopsy. Unfortunately, Emelyn has now 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 (spreading to other sites in the body). Fortunately, our medical partner World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP) is helping Emelyn receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a mastectomy on August 12th. A portion of the cost of her treatment is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and WSFP is requesting help to raise $1,058 to cover the remaining cost. After treatment, Emelyn will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. Emelyn shared, "Thank you, Watsi and World Surgical Foundation Philippines! Thank you for having a good heart and being willing to help people. You are a testimony that God truly provides."
San is a 43-year-mother of two from Thailand. San and her husband stay apart and San works as an agricultural day laborer. Her son lives with his own family and her daughter is a second grader. During her free time, San used to read the news on her phone. In 2020, San began to experience occasional abdominal pain and an urge to vomit, along with tiredness and unusual colored urine. She was then diagnosed with multiple gallstones and cholecystitis, an inflammation of the gallbladder. San has been advised to undergo a surgery to remove the gallbladder. If left untreated, San's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), San is scheduled to undergo her surgery on September 14th. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of San's procedure and care. San cried and said, "Thank you for helping me. It is not just saving me but also saving my daughter from becoming a motherless child. You have helped me continue my life with my loved ones. I do not know how to express my heartful and profound gratitude to you all. Thank you so much.”
Serina is an adorable toddler and the youngest in a family of six children. Her mother is a nursing assistant at a health center and her father is a self-employed farmer. It is especially difficult for them to raise the money for their daughter’s surgery. Six months ago, Serina developed a growth on the left intra axillary area--the area around her arm pit. She no longer sleeps on the affected side. She has pain and discomfort as well as her mother fearing disfigurement. She sometimes fails to eat when she is in pain. Serina's condition alarmed her parents, who feared the lump was cancerous. Examination thankfully found Serina was free from cancer. Instead, she was diagnosed with a ganglionic cystic mass, a fluid-filled lump, in the left intra axillary area. Serina's family traveled to the care center of our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, to receive treatment. On September 5th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Serina's family needs help to raise $188 to fund this procedure. Serina's mother says, “I kindly seek your consideration and support for surgery of my daughter so that we can be at ease. Seeing my daughter in good health is my pride always and I hope to resume my work to earn a living for my family.”
Vuon is an 85-year-old retired rice farmer from Cambodia. She is a widow with seven children and ten grandchildren. After her husband died four years ago, she moved in with one of her daughters and two of her grandchildren. Since her vision has deteriorated, she mostly stays at home and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the local radio station. When she used to be able to go out more, she enjoyed going to the pagoda in her village. Around three years ago, Vuon developed entropion of the eyelids. This means that her eyelids roll inward, causing her eyelashes to scrape her eyes. As a result of this condition, it is difficult for her to open her eyes, and she constantly feels uncomfortable. Vuon traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On June 7th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a corrective procedure to repair her eyelids. Now, Vuon needs help to raise $249 to fund this procedure. Vuon said: "After surgery, I hope I can feel happy to not have this bother me anymore, and I can go to the pagoda on my own."
Orishaba is a 30-year-old farmer from Uganda. She has three children, two of whom are currently in school, and is currently expecting her fourth child. Her youngest was born in 2021 and is still at home. Orishaba works as a farmer and primarily grows crops for home consumption. She sells any excess to earn a living. Orishaba's husband is a boda boda driver, and they live together in a two-room rental house. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. Due to the short period between her current pregnancy and her last pregnancy, Orishaba's Doctor's recommended she deliver via a caesarean section so that doctors can ensure the safety of both her and her child. However, Orishaba is currently unable to fund the procedure herself. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help Orishaba. On June 8th, Orishaba will undergo a C-Section at AMH's care center. This procedure will cost $252, and Orishaba needs your support. Orishaba says, "I expect to deliver well once I am given your support because the hospital bill is all I was worried about most."
Eduardo is a 55-year-old father from Philippines. He works as a tricycle driver and as an on-call painter to provide for his family. Despite his diligent efforts, his income is barely sufficient to meet their basic needs. In 2022, Eduardo began to experience troubling symptoms, including severe abdominal pain, shortness of breath, restlessness, and weight loss. Unable to tolerate his pain and discomforts, he sought a medical consultation. After an examination and laboratory tests, it was determined that he was suffering from chronic calculous cholecystitis, which is a condition characterized by inflammation of the gallbladder due to the presence of gallstones. Eduardo has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, his symptoms will continue to worsen and put him at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP), Eduardo is scheduled to undergo a cholecystectomy on August 12th. A portion of the cost of the procedure is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and WSFP is raising the remaining $1,128 to cover the cost of Eduardo's surgery and care. Eduardo shared how grateful he is to be one of the beneficiaries. He said, "This free surgery is a big help for me. I'll be eternally grateful to Watsi and World Surgical Foundation Philippines for their generosity."
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