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Andrew Reid

MONTHLY DONOR

Andrew's Story

Andrew joined Watsi on November 25th, 2014. Six months ago, Andrew joined our Universal Fund, supporting life-changing treatments for a new Watsi patient every month. Andrew's most recent donation supported Liana, a six-year-old girl from Kenya, to fund fracture repair surgery.

Impact

Andrew has funded healthcare for 10 patients in 5 countries.

All patients funded by Andrew

Stephen

Stephen is a boda boda motorcycle driver who was involved in an accident and sustained a left tibial plateau fracture. He lays on his hospital bed in pain and unable to move. He was wheeled into the emergency room in a wheelchair. He needs an urgent tibia plateau ORIF surgery to help with the fracture and be able to walk again. If not treated, he risks getting infections and will be unable to use his leg well. Two days ago in the evening, the 40-year-old was riding a motorcycle and lost control after he struck a bump and he fell off sustaining an injury to his left lower limb. It had rained and the area was slippery. He was rushed to Naivasha Hospital for emergency services. He was later referred to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Cetner Kijabe Hospital for further orthopaedic services. He was immediately admitted, and after review, doctors recommended and ORIF fracture repair procedure. Stephen is a father of two children ages 8 and 4 years. His daily income from his work is an average of 350 Ksh a day. The owner takes Kes 250 and he is left with Kes 150 (less than US$2 each day). He is the breadwinner of the family. His wife used to have a small salon but it was closed down due to a lack of customers and increased rent that remained unpaid. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On December 18th, Stephen will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. He will be able to move with ease and return to work. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure. Stephen says, “My businesses went down and I am already servicing a huge bill ... I am unable to pay for the surgery and I need help.”

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Aiden

Aiden is a four-year-old boy from Kenya. He is a playful kindergartener who hails from Kanam Keener Village in Turkana County. On November 13th, Aiden sustained a severe injury to his right upper limb after he fell on a hard ground while playing with his friends. His aunt brought him to the hospital after she heard his cries outside. Aiden was reviewed by our partner doctors, who conducted an X-Ray revealing a fracture to his right supracondylar or upper arm bone. Because he was in pain and could not move his hand, doctors applied skin traction to stabilize his fracture and realign the normal position of the bone. Aiden will need an Open Reduction and External Fixation (OREF) procedure to fully treat his injury. Unfortunately, this procedure is costly for Aiden and his family. Aiden is the second born child in a family of three. His mother is a single mother who earns wages from laundry labor. Because she lacks a stable job, she is struggling financially, exacerbated especially by the COVID pandemic. She decided to take Aiden to stay with his aunt because it was difficult for her to support three children by herself. Aiden and his family are appealing for financial help. On November 16th, Aiden will undergo an OREF procedure at our medical partner's care center, which will cost $801. Once recovered, he will be able to move his hand again and carry out daily life activities as normal. Aiden's mother shared, “He has so much pain. I hope he gets treated and feels better and will be well again”.

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Junior

Meet Junior! He's almost two years old and lives with his family in Guatemala. Junior loves to play with his toy ball and car with his uncle Edgar. Our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq (WK), tells us that due to acute malnutrition, "Junior is far below the average weight and the average height for his age and he frequently suffers at times from diarrhea and fever." Junior is malnourished, and isn't receiving the nutrients and calories he needs to grow. WK adds that "his mother is feeding his a mostly liquid based diet and is unsure how to help him increase his weight." His favorite foods are bananas, carrots, and other veggies, but his malnutrition has even suppressed his appetite. His mother works hard to support her family, but is unsure how to effectively treat her son's condition. Without intervention, WK adds, "his immune system will continue to weaken, his height and weight will continue to fall away from the curve, his physical and mental development will be permanently stunted, and he will be at risk for the long term affects of malnutrition." For $535, Junior will receive treatment that includes growth monitoring, micronutrient and food supplementation, and medication to treat his immediate and long term symptoms. This will all help increase his caloric intake, appetite, and ability to fight off infections. Junior's mother will also enroll in a nutritional education program to build her confidence and ability in caring for her son. This multi-faceted treatment is expected to allow Junior to return to full health, and grow up without long-term consequences of malnutrition.

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