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In June 2019, Seyha suffered injuries to his left hand after improperly handling a knife. His wound has since healed, but he often feel numbness in his hand and cannot flex two of his fingers. Surgery will reconstruct and repair the damaged nerves and tendons, allowing Seyha to fully flex his fingers and regain feeling in his hand. He enjoys playing soccer and listening to music, and is looking forward to returning to his work and home so he can take care of his two daughters.
Sopheak is a 43-year-old housewife from Cambodia. She has three children and enjoys cooking and taking care of her kids in her free time. When she was three years old, Sopheak had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her right ear to perforate. For this reason, Sopheak experiences discharge, smelliness, itchiness, hearing loss, and headaches. She suffers from hearing loss and worries about her condition every day. Sopheak traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On September 6th, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her right ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. "I hope that after my operation, the infection will go away and my hearing will improve."
Sron is a father of two from Cambodia. In his free time, he likes to watch Khmer boxing on television and help with the housework. After a debilitating accident, Sron was treated at a referral hospital for his injuries and his big toe was amputated. Since his treatment, the wound has become infected and his ankle is very swollen. When Sron learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for two and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 9th, surgeons at CSC will perform a skin graft procedure to ensure that the wound heals properly and allow him to walk with little difficulty. Now, Sron needs help to fund this $440 procedure. "I hope that after my treatment, my wound will heal and I will be able to walk normally again."
Sokhorn is a 64-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. She has five children, four grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio in her free time. Two years ago, Sokhorn developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her tearing, irritation, and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Sokhorn learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On September 10, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $211 procedure. "I hope that my surgery goes well so I can help take care of my grandchildren and will be able to plant vegetables"
Hajji is a small scale farmer from Uganda. He is married to two wives with thirty-two children. Some have completed studies but unemployed, others are causal laborers while others are still in school. Hajji currently survives on small scale farming but was a trader before he retired. Since Eight months ago, Hajji has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area. This hydrocele causes him pain and discomfort. Fortunately, on September 10, 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 Hajji's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Bulanga says, “I pray that my condition improves and if am fine I can be able to continue hustling in order to maintain my family.”
Un is a grandfather of twenty from Cambodia. He has three sons, four daughters, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio. Two years ago, Un developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision and irritation. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Un learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for two years seeking treatment. On September 10th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $211 procedure. "I hope that my father will be able to see clearly and can return to his work." said Un's daughter.
Han is a 69-year-old retired teacher from Cambodia. She has five children, nine grandchildren, and enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio and visiting the pagoda in her free time. Two years ago, Han developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Han learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for five hours seeking treatment. On September 10th, doctors will perform a phacoemulsification cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $211 procedure. "I hope that I am able to see again so I can help take care of my grandchildren, plant some vegetables nearby the house, and visit the pagoda."
Khin is a 58-year-old Chin woman from Burma. She moved to Yangon one year ago when her health deteriorated. She lives with her sister, daughter and two grandnephews. In her free time she likes to read the Bible and pray to God. Sometimes she helps with household chores such as ironing her daughter and grandnephews cloths. Khin was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Khin feels tired, experiences heart palpitations and cannot walk long distances. However, she feels slightly better when she takes her medication. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Khin. The treatment is scheduled to take place on September 10 and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably. Khin said, “I don’t want to feel stressed and I stay happy even though I don’t have enough money to treat myself. I am happy that my family encourages me to be strong even though they can’t help me. When I recover fully I want to help and look after orphaned children from Chin."
Phors has been diagnosed with a deviated septum. For the last year, he has experienced obstruction in both nasal passages, restricting his breathing and causing congestion, sneezing, and a runny nose. He often gets headaches and is unable to smell anything. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer with his friends and reading books. Phors will undergo a Septoplasty procedure to reconstruct and correct his nasal canal and allow for him to breathe without any constriction and alleviate congestion.
Jean is a mother of two from Haiti. She lives in a small city in southern Haiti with her husband and two young boys. Jean has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral regurgitation. One of the four valves in her heart has been severely damaged due to a rheumatic fever she suffered several years ago. Jean will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On September 11th, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will remove her damaged valve and implant an artificial replacement. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $35,000 to pay for surgery. Jean's family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and checkup and followup appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Jean's family overseas. "I am looking forward to this surgery so that I can play with my children and take care of them."
Davy is a 40-year-old mother of three from Cambodia. In her free time, she likes to watch television, and cook and take care of her children. Two months ago, Davy had an accident while working out in the rice fields, injuring her left shoulder. She can no longer work because of the pain and cannot move her left shoulder. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On September 11th, Davy will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. Treatment will help to realign her shoulder and allow her bend and lift her arm with ease. "I hope that after my surgery, I will be able to work again and will not have any pain."
Sitha is a 44-year-old market seller from Cambodia. He enjoys gardening and spending time with his daughter in his free time. Ten years ago, Sitha developed nasal polyps, noncancerous growths in the lining of the nasal passage. For this reason he experiences nasal obstruction, headaches, and bleeding. He has difficulty breathing and cannot smell anything. When Sitha learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for one hour seeking treatment. On September 12, doctors will perform a nasal polypectomy to remove the polyps. After recovery, he will be able to breathe more easily. Now, he needs help to fund this $267 procedure. "I hope that after my surgery, I will be able to breathe clearly and will no longer have any obstruction inside my nose."