Ferruccio Cumer
Ferruccio's Story

Ferruccio joined Watsi on January 30th, 2014. 15 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Ferruccio's most recent donation traveled 5,800 miles to support Samnang, an adorable 5-year-old girl from Cambodia, to fund a surgery to heal her jaw so she can eat and drink.


Ferruccio has funded healthcare for 12 patients in 7 countries.

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Samnang is a friendly young 5-year-old girl. The youngest child in her family, she has three older sisters and two older brothers. Her brothers are soldiers and her sisters are students. Her mother is a farmer and grows rainy-day rice. They lost their father due to an unknown illness last year. Samnang does not yet attend school and likes to play with toys, watch TV, and go to the market with her mother. At home, she likes her mother to cook Khmer noodles and fried chicken. In February 2021, Samnang fell five feet to the floor from her mother's kitchen counter and hit the right side of her head. Within weeks, she was unable to open her mouth and suffered from chronic ear pain. Her jaw has become progressively more rigid, she has difficulty eating and drinking, and feels poorly. After consulting with a local children's hospital and receiving only pain medication, she was referred to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, for diagnosis and treatment. Doctors diagnosed her with a fracture of the right mandibular condyle - part of the temporomandibular joint in her jaw - and recommend a condylectomy of the right side with a bone graft from part of her rib. Samnang's parents need help with the $469 surgery, which includes medications and post-operative care in the hospital. Samnang's mother said: "I am so worried that my daughter hurt herself and I could not get her good care. I hope the doctors can fix her mouth so she no longer has pain, can eat and able to go to school next year."

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