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Jico Baligod

MONTHLY DONORDigital nomad and developer.

United States   •   twitter.com/@jicooo   •   Born on June 9

Jico's Story

Jico joined Watsi on December 19th, 2015. Two years ago, Jico became the 3229th member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 2,485 more people have become monthly donors! Jico's most recent donation traveled 8,800 miles to support Sokny, an account from Cambodia, to fund ear surgery.

Impact

Jico has funded healthcare for 31 patients in 9 countries.

All patients funded by Jico

Witness

Witness is a student from Tanzania who is the first born child in a family of four children. She is smart, intelligent, and very hard working girl. Witness has completed her form four education and is currently waiting for her results to be able to join form five and six. She wishes to be a laboratory technician when she completes her studies and be able to support her parents and siblings. Witness’ father used to work as foreman at a construction site but after the project matured he has not been able to get any other job thus he is now forced to seek any casual day jobs to be able to support his family. The mother sells vegetables and the little income she gets she helps her husband to support her family. Witness was diagnosed with right genu varus. Her leg is bowed so that her knees cannot 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, she has difficulty walking. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $838 to fund corrective surgery for Witness. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 24th. Treatment will hopefully restore Witness's mobility, allow her to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease her risk of future complications. Witness says, “My secondary education has been really challenging for me due to my leg’s condition. If you can help correct my leg I would be able to continue with my further studies with ease without all this challenges I am going through.”

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