Eli joined Watsi on August 10th, 2018. 6 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Eli's most recent donation supported Ashley, a toddler from Kenya, to fund brain surgery.
Eli has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 2 countries.
Ashley is a toddler from Kenya. She is an only child. Ashley’s mother is a housewife, and her father is a motorbike taxi driver. Ashley has been diagnosed with encephalocoele, a type of neural tube defect in which brain tissues and overlying membranes protrude through openings in the skull. Encephalocoele usually results from a failure of the neural tube to completely close during fetal development. Without treatment, Ashley is at risk of developmental delays, brain damage, or premature death. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $929 to fund encephalocoele repair surgery for Ashley. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 15. Hopefully, the repair of this condition will allow Ashley to grow up healthy.
Megersa is a baby from Ethiopia. He loves to play and laugh with his parents. He is their second child. They are traditional farmers. Megersa was born with hypospadias, a congenital abnormality that causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms and will be at risk of infertility. Fortunately, Megersa is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on August 9. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,231 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. His parents say, "It is our hope and prayer that he gets surgery.”
Naomi is a young student from Kenya. She is the sixth born child in a family of eight children. Her mother sells vegetables in a small grocery shop, while her father is a construction worker. Naomi injured her left femur in early April 2018. She had a cast applied, recuperated well, and was ready to resume school. Unfortunately, she fell on the school stairs and broke her femur in the same location around mid-June. It is difficult for her to walk, and she has not been able to attend school. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On July 3, Naomi will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help her walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,451 to fund this procedure. Naomi says, “My prayer is to get well and resume my studies. I want to excel and join a national high school."