Colin Ross
Colin's Story

Colin joined Watsi on December 28th, 2013. 16 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Colin's most recent donation traveled 1,900 miles to support Sainrigene, a father of six from Haiti, for surgery to repair a severe facial laceration.

Impact

Colin has funded healthcare for 7 patients in 5 countries.

All patients funded by Colin

Meet Sainrigene, a 39-year-old father of six from Haiti. Recently, while walking home from church with his family, Sainrigene was attacked by a man on the street. "Sainrigene's nephew was under threat of a man in possession of a machete," shares our medical partner, Project Medishare (PM). "When he tried to intervene, the machete holder hit Sainrigene on his mouth and cut out the most part of it including his gum plus his teeth, causing a big facial laceration." "Since then, Sainrigene became unable to speak, eat and cannot drink anything," PM continues. "He is only fed through [an IV]." Sainrigene needs surgery to repair the severe facial laceration. Before he was injured, Sainrigene supported his family with the profits of his small farm. He loves going to church and is the second maestro of a men's choir. He has many friends who have fundraised for his treatment, but have been unable to raise the full amount. "His friends brought him to the hospital but they could not even pay for him to receive primary care," PM says. "They have done their best trying to reach his family to pay for the surgery but none of them could find a way to get money. They even tried to sell stuff they have, but [there was] no one to buy." $1,500 will fund Sainrigene’s reconstructive surgery, as well as his weeklong hospital stay. "Surgery will be performed to reattach the mouth of Sainrigene, after the surgery he will be soon able to eat, drink, speak, save his mouth and his face," PM says. "We are praying for him to save his mouth and what you are doing for us is unbelievable," his friends say to Watsi donors. "We've almost lost faith because nobody answered us to help Sainrigene pay for the surgery. We are excited to go back with him with good results, his mouth reattached."

$1,500raised
Fully funded