Kyle joined Watsi on March 11th, 2014. 7 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Kyle's most recent donation traveled 8,700 miles to support Isdory, newborn boy from Tanzania, for a life-saving surgery.
Kyle has funded healthcare for 8 patients in 5 countries.
Kyle has funded healthcare for 8 patients in 5 countries.
Isdory is a newborn from Tanzania fighting for his life. He has loving parents and seven siblings who are currently hoping for his survival. Isdory has an open myelomeningocele - a condition that causes cerebral spinal fluid to leak from an open wound. If left untreated, doctors say that his wound will never heal and may become septic, which can lead to death. The critical surgery to help Isdory costs $1,025. Isdory's mom shares, “I have got eight children and each one has got a special spot in my heart. I pray that my son will survive and grow up just like any other normal child.” Let's help Isdory lead the healthy life he deserves.
Margaret is a 53-year-old woman from Kenya who came to Kijabe Hospital, a Watsi partner in Kenya, to seek treatment for abdominal bleeding. Margaret used to own a small clothing shop until it was destroyed in Kenya’s post-election violence. She is a mother of four, but two of her children passed away in an accident. Margaret has had abdominal bleeding for over three months now, and is at risk of becoming severely anemic. Her condition requires a total abdominal hysterectomy. When Margaret and her husband first learned of her condition, they sold their livestock to raise funds for care, but they cannot afford the total cost of the procedure. For $885, Margaret will receive surgery that will stop the bleeding. Margaret says, "After I am well, I want to open my clothing business again." Let’s help get her well so she can pursue her wish!
Roberto is a 44-year-old father from Guatemala. He has had diabetes for many years, but has not been able to afford treatment. As a result, he has developed a number of complications, including cataracts so thick he can hardly see. Fortunately, we can help Roberto see again. For $1,500, we can help him pay for cataract surgery that will restore his sight. This is Roberto's second time on Watsi - last year donors helped him overcome a kidney problem - and he hopes you'll consider supporting him again in this final push for health. Let's help Roberto get his life back!
Meet five-year-old Ryan, a playful young boy from Kenya! Ryan has not been able to play like he once did due to headaches, vomiting and reduced vision caused by a serious brain tumor. “I feel a lot of pain for my son. I wish that his surgery would be performed soon so that he can play like other children,” says Ryan’s father. Both casual laborers, Ryan’s parents have worked hard to care for their son. But with two other children at home, they do not have the means to fund the $1,500 surgery Ryan urgently needs. Known as a craniotomy, doctors can perform a surgery that removes a small portion of Ryan’s skull to access the tumor and reduce the pressure on Ryan’s brain. Let’s help Ryan get healthy again so he can grow and play!
Meet Santos, a beautiful 61-year-old grandmother from Guatemala who is fighting advanced cervical cancer. "Santos is one of our favorite patients," writes our medical partner. "Always with a kind word for everyone, despite the great pain she is in. She has a large and loving family who are supportive and want to see her quality of life improve and pain lessen." Santos has had cancer for more than five years, but she hasn't been able to access care. Now that her cancer is advanced, her doctors say it is not likely to be curable. However, a course of chemotherapy can shrink the tumor, reduce her pain, and give her a longer and higher quality life. Let's raise $1500 for Santos' chemotherapy so she can feel healthier and spend pain-free time with her family.
Marta is a six-year-old girl living in Guatemala who has been living with rheumatoid arthritis for the past three years. Her hands and knees are so inflamed and painful that she cannot walk or use her hands normally. It is painful for her to pick up objects like cups and spoons. Without treatment, Marta's joint damage can result in permanent disabilities, and the number of affected joints may increase. We're raising $750 so Marta can receive an emergency intervention to slow the disease and prevent permanent damage to her joints. Medical staff at our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq, will give Marta anti-inflammatory steroids immediately and transition her onto a long-term arthritis medicine. They will provide her with eye exams to rule out potential arthritis-related eye damage. Finally, they will provide ongoing, long-term follow-up care. Let's help get Marta treatment so that she can live a healthier life with much less pain!
Meng La broke his elbow while playing with his friends. He says the worst part of his injury is that it prevents him from doing the ‘sampeah’ - the traditional Cambodian greeting to show respect by bending your arms and putting the palms of the hands together in front of the chest. Meng La needs surgery for his arm to fully heal, but his family can't afford it on their own. For $300, we can make sure he receives surgery and physiotherapy to help him regain mobility and properly perform the sampeah, as well as play with his friends, as all 15-year-olds should!
Ashley is a three-year-old girl who lives with her parents and three siblings in the central part of Haiti. "She smiles frequently and is curious about what is happening around her," writes a staff member of Haiti Cardiac Alliance, a Watsi medical partner. Ashley has a condition called patent ductus arteriosus, a hole in the heart that is normally present in a fetus but closes a few days after birth. Ashley's hole did not close on its own, and needs to be sewn shut with surgery. At present, blood flows through this hole before it can reach the lungs, depriving her body of oxygen and causing fatigue. For $1500, we can fund this little girl's surgery, allowing her to live a more active life and enjoy her childhood. Let's work together to keep Ashley smiling!