Jamie joined Watsi on December 3rd, 2019. 28 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Jamie's most recent donation traveled 4,500 miles to support Godwin, teenage boy from Kenya, to fund hernia repair surgery.
Jamie has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 1 country.
Godwin is a teenage boy from Kenya. Godwin's mother noted a swell around his groin area and was concerned with her son's condition. She took him to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a right hydrocele. If not treated, he is at risk of developing an inguinal hernia. Godwin is the oldest of four children with a single mom who works in Nairobi, Kenya as a hair stylist. She also works as a casual laborer in neighboring farms to support and help raise Godwin and his siblings. Efforts to raise funds needed for surgery have not been fruitful. Recently she got to know of the services offered at BethanyKids through social media and decided to try her luck with his treatment. They have no other source of income yet Godwin’s father is not part of their lives. Godwin is in class six and hopes to be a teacher in future. His mother wishes he could be operated on, but she is unable to pay for it. Fortunately, on November 5th, he will undergo repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $423 to fund Godwin's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. “I hope to be a teacher in future,” says Godwin.
Eliud is a quiet boy aged 15 years from Kimende Kiambu. He is the first born in a family of three. He is in class seven going to class eight next year. Eliud is born of a single mother who is a casual laborer and works at neighbors farms and washing clothes to make ends meet. On 21st October, Eliud fell from a ladder and sustained closed fracture humerus of the right hand. He was brought to hospital and the surgeon ordered ORIF. The income of the single mother is not sufficient to meet the cost of this treatment. If not treated, it may result in malunion and he would not be able to use his hand. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 31st, Eliud will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him use his hand again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $998 to fund this procedure. “Eliud is my first born and my hope. I ask for your support so that he can be treated and be able to support our family," said Eliud's mother.