Matthew is the father of 14-year-old sponsored child Shillu in Kerala, India.
He has one other daughter and he and his wife make a living as daily-wage earners.
For the past 17 months, Matthew has been experiencing problems with his vision resulting from severe Vitreous Hemmorrhage (leaking of blood into the water/gel area of the eye). He lost the vision in his right eye, requiring surgery and developed the same problem with his left eye, resulting in surgery on that eye. During recovery, doctors told him that he had developed cataracts and would require further surgery to remove the cataracts. He has not been able to work during this time and his wife has been required to be with him much of the time.
The family has borrowed money from family and friends to help them through this very difficult time. Matthew's wife and children are so grateful that he is recovering, but they are now in desperate need of assistance to pay off the debts associated with the surgeries and other costs, including medications. They have come to the Chalice sponsor site for help.
Our sponsor site director has come to Chalice for assistance to help the family pay some of the expenses in the amount of $1,789.
Funding Request: $1,789.00
Critical Need: IKH0119
Please note that any donations that exceed the request will be used to fund other critical need emergencies that may arise.
Medical expenses for Matthew, Kerala, India
- Category: Critical Needs