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Joselin from Guatemala raised $1,485 so she can see clearly again.

  • $1,485 raised, $0 to go
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Joselin's treatment was fully funded on September 26, 2015.

Photo of Joselin post-operation

October 4, 2015

Joselin received surgery to restore her vision.

“Joselin is extremely happy because now she can see,” shares our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). “She was losing eyesight in both of her eyes, but now since the surgery she is able to see. Both her and her mother were both very excited for the operation and are both so thankful for Watsi donor support.”

“Joselin still has two check ups with her doctors in the capital to make sure everything is healing well,” WK continues, “but she reports that she feels great and is so happy that she can now help her family but assisting around the house.”

When Joselin looked in the mirror after her procedure she told her doctor, “Oh my goodness, I have so many freckles!”

Her mother added, “Isn’t she beautiful!”

"Joselin is extremely happy because now she can see," shares our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq (WK). "She was losing eyesight in both of her ...

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September 2, 2015

Joselin is a 19-year-old Guatemalan woman, who needs treatment for cataracts. She is developmentally delayed, and started to lose her eyesight due to cataracts a few years ago. Without eyesight, her ability to work and socialize is compromised.

Joselin is from a large family with many young children. As she gets older, her family struggles to support her. “Although she is mentally challenged, she is an extremely capable individual, and could potentially work or contribute to the household in some way,” explains our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). “However, without eyesight life is made much more difficult, and her ability to work and assist her family is close to eliminated.”

“Even though she wants to learn, Joselin has never attended school,” continues WK. “Social stigma around her appearance and weakened ability to physically see others has limited her social interactions/community acceptance, and now she spends many days sitting at home.”

With $1485, Joselin will receive cataract surgery to remove the cloudy lens, which will be replaced by a clear lens implant. The cost also includes antibiotic drops as well as transportation costs. Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed worldwide and only takes an hour. Just one day after surgery, Joselin’s vision will improve to 20/20.

Joselin is a 19-year-old Guatemalan woman, who needs treatment for cataracts. She is developmentally delayed, and started to lose her eyesig...

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Joselin's Timeline

  • September 2, 2015

    Joselin was submitted by Katia Cnop, Watsi Account Volunteer at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • September 3, 2015

    Joselin received treatment. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • September 24, 2015

    Joselin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 26, 2015

    Joselin's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 4, 2015

    We received an update on Joselin. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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Monicah a hardworking mother of six. Some of her children have finished school while the others are still studying. Monicah's husband, who was the sole breadwinner of the family, was the assistant chief of the area where they are living, but he passed away a few years ago. Monicah shared that upon her husband’s death, she had to get out of her comfort zone and figure out how to provide for their family. After a long time of doing some casual jobs where she could find them, she got a job as a house help but her earnings are limited. Her family does not have a National Health Insurance coverage and is not able to raise the funds needed for Monicah’s surgery. In July 2021, Monicah went to the hospital for her regular clinic appointment and heard that there was a free cervical cancer screening centre there. Monicah has been experiencing lower abdominal pain so after the clinic, she went to be screened. The results were not as she expected. She has been diagnosed with cervical cancer. The doctor has scheduled her for total abdominal hysterectomy surgery but she is afraid the cost is too much for her to meet. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1260 to fund Monicah's surgery. On January 7th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Monicah will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and hopes to live a life cancer-free. Monicah says, "I did not know that I was sick and since then things have happened so fast. I do not know where the money for my surgery will come from but I know that God will make a way.”

73% funded

$328to go

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