Trevor joined Watsi on November 13th, 2015. 14 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Trevor's most recent donation traveled 4,800 miles to support Hebron, a playful toddler from Tanzania, to find corrective surgery so he can walk and play.
Trevor has funded healthcare for 79 patients in 13 countries.
Trevor has funded healthcare for 79 patients in 13 countries.
Hebron is an adorable two-year-old baby boy. He is a charming boy who loves to play with his older sister. Hebron’s father is a teacher at a local college while Hebron's mother is a housewife. Despite working hard, it is difficult for Hebron’s father to make ends meet for their family. Hebron has been diagnosed with genu valgus, where his legs bow inward so that his knees touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he has difficulty walking and this worries his parents since his sister suffers the same condition. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Hebron. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 8th. Treatment will hopefully restore Hebron's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Hebron’s mother says, “Please help me, my children's legs are being deformed and we are worried."
Ziporah is a 45-year-old lady from Southwestern Uganda. Together with her husband, she practices subsistence farming. They have 6 children, 5 of whom are still in school and one who is married. Their income is too limited to manage their home affairs and meet medical costs. For the last 6 months, Ziporah has been experiencing severe abdominal pain and irregular menstrual cycle. The pain had been there for the past 8 years but in the last 6 months, it has been severe. She is worried about suffering from anaemia but it was hard for her family to raise money for her to visit the hospital. When it became challenging for her to do all the daily chores, they managed to visit Nyakibale Hospital for review. Now Ziporah has been diagnosed with endometrial polyps. The cost of the recommended hysterectomy surgery is too high but our medical partner can help. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is raising $219 to fund Ziporah's surgery. On September 15th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Ziporah will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Ziporah says “I feel I have reached my last if am not supported. Your support will determine my life as I have no other option. I pray that I get considered and live a good life again as I do my activities farming for a living.”
Alogius is a tutor and loving father. His wife is a farmer and together they have three children, and also care for his late brother’s three children. Alogius shared that it’s challenging to provide for his family’s daily needs and school fees and still have enough money for their healthcare. As a result, he has to sell properties to meet the cost of medical care. Five years ago, Alogius developed a supraumbilical hernia. He could not receive treatment before due to limited funds, but when he learned about the Watsi program, he traveled to Nyakibale Hospital hoping to finally have treatment. Upon review, doctors determined that they could heal his condition through surgery. Alogius will undergo hernia repair surgery on April 12th and our medical partner is requesting $230 to fund his procedure, which will allow him to live more comfortably and confidently upon recovery. Alogius says, “I think I will regain my health back when I am operated with your support. I will be able to work well as I used to before and will be able to support my family and continue educating my children.”
Jenipher is a small-scale farmer and a mother of five. Jenihper's husband is a certified tailor and they own a three-room house. Their firstborn is 34 years old now and was married after completing a technical course in bricklaying. Their youngest recently ended school after completing high school, but is unable to continue due to expensive school fees. For the last seven years, Jenipher has been experiencing post-menopausal complications associated with severe lower abdominal pains. Jenipher has visited many health facilities and has still not seen any improvements. This condition has left Jenipher unable to work on her farm. Jenipher has now has been diagnosed with menorrhagia and endometrial hyperplasia. If not treated, Jenipher could develop endometrial cancer and could become severely anemic. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $319 to fund Jenipher's hysterectomy. On June 7th, 2022, she will undergo surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Jenipher will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and finally return to feeling herself again. Jenipher says, “I have lived with this condition for a while and have suffered a lot. I hope to get well through surgery so that I may live a normal life once again and be able to take good care of my family.”
Zainab is a charming and beautiful 19-month-old girl. She and her two older siblings are being raised by their single mother after they separated from their father. Zainab's mother works as a fruit seller so that she can put food on the table for her children. Zainab was diagnosed with Bilateral Varus, a condition that causes her legs to be bowed outward. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. It also leads to knee pain and osteoarthritis. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Zainab. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 22nd. Treatment will hopefully restore Zainab's mobility and greatly decrease her risk of future complications. Zainab’s mother says, “Her legs keep widening I can’t even dress her in trousers because people stare at her legs.”
Rinah is a playful four-year-old girl. She recently started school and also has two siblings. Her mother and father work as small-scale farmers to provide for their family. Rinah was born with an extra finger on her right hand. Her family shared that Rinah is experiencing difficulty with her peers as a result, which has affected her self-esteem and desire to go to school. Upon review, doctors recommended amputation of the extra digit to prevent her symptoms from worsening over time. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Rinah receive treatment. On April 19th, she will undergo a minor amputation to help her live more comfortably. Rinah shared that she is most looking forward to being confident, especially when playing with her friends at school. AMH is requesting $114 to fund this procedure. Rinah's mother shared, “My daughter feels inferior and no longer meets with her friends for activities comfortably. She will be able to resume her education much more easily as soon as she gets treatment.”
Dara is a 27-year-old soldier from Cambodia. He has three older sisters, who are married, and one younger sister, who studies English literature. Dara lives at home and, when he is not working, he likes to play football with his friends. A year ago, Dara started having frequent, severe nosebleeds that caused him to feel light-headed. His family took him to a local clinic, where doctors were able to stop the nosebleed and determine that Dara has a tumor in his nose. Currently, he continues to have frequent nosebleeds and is unsure when they will happen, which can be distressing for Dara. Fortunately, our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), can help Dara receive the treatment he needs. On March 9th, surgeons will remove the mass. CSC is requesting $231 to fund this procedure and his medical care. Dara shared, "I hope that the tumor will be removed quickly and easily, and I won't have to worry about having another one."
Millicent is a playful and confident eight-year-old student. She has big dreams and, in the future, she would like to be a news anchor. She is the youngest child in a family of two children, and her older sibling is 12 years old. Sadly, her father recently passed away in December. Her mother works as a security officer at a local school trying hard to cover the needs of their family on her own now. For the past two weeks, Millicent has experienced intermittent umbilical swelling. She has been diagnosed with a reducible umbilical hernia and requires surgery to treat her condition. If left untreated, the hernia is likely to grow and could cause life-threatening complications like gangrene or peritonitis. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Millicent receive treatment. On February 7th, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH's care center. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably. Now, she and her family need help raising $585 to fund her procedure and care. Millicent mother shared, "we are still mourning our loss and now our girl is sick. I am unable to pay for the important treatment she needs."
Hezron is a talkative 26-year-old and hard working man. He gets work where ever he can and rents a small house in someone else's compound. When he doesn't have work to do, he helps care for the cattle on the farm or runs errands for his landlord. In August of last year, Hezron was attacked while transporting farm equipment. His leg was cut badly and his lower fibula was broken in the attack. He is at risk of infection and cannot walk like he used to. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On January 31st, Hezron will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. After treatment, Hezron will hopefully be able to return to his normal life. Now, AMH is requesting $1,500 to fund his procedure and care. Hezron shared, "I’m really looking forward to this surgery as it might be the last one in my treatment."
Dara is a 31-year-old truck driver. He's is married with two children - a six-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son. His wife works in a shoe factory in their province. When he is home, he likes to play with his children, or play football or volleyball with friends. In October 2020, Dara was in a car accident and fractured his right arm. He was taken to a local hospital in Kampong Speu province for a plate and screws to heal his fracture. Now the hardware makes his arm ache, and he doesn't feel strong or able to use it much. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On January 6th, Dara will undergo a hardware removal procedure, which will cost $230. Once the hardware is removed, he can strengthen his arm and fully heal. He hopes it will return to the way it was before so he can be useful in his house and help his wife more to care for their children. Dara said: "I know I will have pain again after surgery, but I want the metal out so I can fully heal and have a normal life again."
Jacob is a 3-year-old who lives with his family in Colombia. His parents moved from Venezuela after he was born seeking better opportunities for their family. Jacob has a 6-year-old sister who loves to play with him. Jacob's family calls him their rainbow baby as after a miscarriage this little angel came to fill his parents lives with joy. He loves to play with cars and different toys, he shares everything unless it's a candy he really likes. He enjoys watching tv and singing and his favorite song is baby shark! On December 20th, our medical partner Clínica Noel will help Jacob undergo a orchidopexy procedure to heal his birth condition. They are raising $1,167 to fund his surgery and care. Jacob's mother said: "I just hope that with this surgery everything goes perfectly. I dream that he can have a normal future with a family and no health difficulties."
Naris is a 53-year-old security guard and a married father to five children. He was working as a security guard in a school, but was unfortunately laid off when schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. His first son is graduated and recently joined the army, while his other children are still in school. For a year, Naris has had severe bilateral hydrocele, which has led to uncomfortable symptoms. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Naris to receive treatment. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. On September 15th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH's care center. Now, he needs help raising $170 to fund his procedure and care. Naris shared, "I pray that I may be considered for treatment so that I may finally be able to live a normal and comfortable life. I plan to start farming to be able to take good care of myself and my family."