Kalyan joined Watsi on September 5th, 2017. 35 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Kalyan's most recent donation supported Esther, a woman from Kenya, to fund gynecological surgery.
Kalyan has funded healthcare for 10 patients in 5 countries.
Kalyan has funded healthcare for 10 patients in 5 countries.
Esther is a pre-school teacher from Kenya. She is a mother of three children. She is the sole provider for her three children. In February, Esther decided to attend a free cancer screening camp, where she was unfortunately diagnosed with cervical cancer. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $756 to fund Esther's surgery. On July 5, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Esther will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Esther says, “I wish that soon I will be treated and return to my job. I miss the children I teach in the school."
Kennedy is a casual laborer from Kenya. He sells hats along the streets to make ends meet. Kennedy has a closed femur fracture. He is not able to walk or move and is in a lot of pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On June 5, Kennedy will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will enable Kennedy to heal and walk again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,451 to fund this procedure. Kennedy says, “I would like to be treated and resume my duties to secure my future."
Kha is a corn farmer from Cambodia. He has two sons, two daughters, and six grandchildren. Four months ago, Kha was a motor vehicle accident that caused a fracture in his left forearm. It is difficult for him to use his arm and lift things. He is in chronic pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On April 27, Kha will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will help him regain function of his arm again. He says, "I hope after the operation I can bend and move my arm without pain."
Sorn is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has a son, four daughters, and fifteen grandchildren. She enjoys listening to monks pray on the radio. One year ago, Sorn developed a cataract in each eye, causing her clouded vision and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Sorn learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On April 3, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure. She says, "I hope can see clearly so that I can go to the pagoda and be able to join in ceremonies."
Lwin is a 61-year-old housewife from Burma. She used to rent a patch of land for farming, but a recent medical condition has forced her to stop working. Lwin's husband passed away and she has six adult children. Now Lwin lives with one of her daughters and son-in-law. Lwin experiences back pain if she sits for long periods, and she feels a tightness and discomfort in her upper abdomen. Eventually she went to Mae Tao Clinic, our medical partner's care center, to have her symptoms checked. The doctor diagnosed her with a large kidney stone and told her that she requires surgery to remove the stone. Lwin will undergo a shockwave lithotripsy on March 8. Now, she needs help raising $1,500 to fund this procedure. She says, "Now I have a small garden where I plant vegetables. When I was away for my treatment, I didn’t get to water my garden and when I returned home, I saw that the plants were all dry. It’s costly to visit the hospital very often and I have no time to look after my garden. I just want to have the treatment and fully recover from my symptoms so that I can work in my garden again."
“Please help my granddaughter get treatment,” says Lightness’s grandmother. “She is in pain.” Lightness is a three-year-old girl from Tanzania who loves to play. She is also very curious about school, and her grandparents hope that she will grow up to be a successful teacher someday. Recently, while Lightness’s whole family was sleeping, a snake got into their house through a hole in the wall. It climbed into Lightness’s bed and bit her middle finger. She woke up with a cry of pain. Lightness’s father treated the snake bite with herbs. Although these lessened the pain, the child’s hand kept swelling, and she developed a fever. By the time Lightness’s parents rushed her to the hospital, the tissue in her finger had already begun to die. Now, the best course of treatment for Lightness is to amputate the finger in order to prevent further complications. However, Lightness’s parents cannot afford the operation. Her father supports his five children’s school fees and daily needs with the income he earns from farming. There is no extra money for unexpected costs. But with your help, we can raise the $1,035 needed for Lightness’s operation on December 22. This total will also cover the costs of her lab tests, three-day hospital visit, and stay at a recovery center for children. No toddler should have to live in pain. Let’s do what we can to help Lightness.
Justine is a nine-year-old happy and quiet boy from a family of five who likes playing outside with his friends. He enjoys attending school and learning in his classes. His father is a bike mechanic, and his mother farms to grow food for the family. Justine was born with clubfeet. His parents were able to afford to correct his left foot when he was young, but his right foot still needs treatment. If left untreated, Justine will not be able to wear shoes or walk without pain and discomfort. His family has been looking for a way to fund his treatment, and thankfully a family friend knew about a Watsi care center that could help Justine. He will need $890 to fund his procedure, scheduled for September 12. Justine looks forward to being well again and continuing towards his goal of becoming a teacher one day.
Meet Hannah, a vibrant and outspoken 57-year-old mother from Kenya. She has two daughters and sells vegetables at the local market to support her family. Hannah first noticed a swelling in the lower left side of her abdomen a year ago. She then started experiencing pain and abnormal bleeding. A pelvic ultrasound confirmed the presence of uterine fibroids. To help relieve Hannah of her symptoms, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, has organized for her to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy on November 3. As a single mother, Hannah needs our help to raise the $718 required for her surgery. "I am grateful to God that Watsi is willing to help me get treatment so that I can live a happier life," says Hannah.
Victor is a five-year-old boy from Kenya. He likes playing with other children and also loves being in school. Although Victor was born a healthy baby boy, he was diagnosed with acquired clubfoot of his left foot about two years ago. This condition means that over time, his left foot began to curve inward until the sole of his foot is no longer able to stand flat on the ground. Because of this, he experiences pain while walking, standing, and playing. Seeking treatment through our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Victor is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his clubfoot on July 3. His family is requesting $1,224 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. "My joy is to see my son receive treatment and advance in his studies. The help will be a great blessing to our family. May God bless Watsi for the initiative of helping those who are unable to afford for the surgery,” Victor's mother says.
Estherline is a 14-year-old girl who lives with her parents and four siblings in Haiti. Before she became sick, Estherline enjoyed going to school and church, and playing with her brothers and sisters. Several years ago, Estherline contracted rheumatic fever, which caused damage to her heart. She developed a condition called mitral and aortic regurgitation, where blood backs up into her heart and does not properly circulate through her body. This condition causes Estherline to experience shortness of breath, painful breathing, fatigue, and swelling of the legs. If left untreated, her condition could become fatal. Seeking treatment through our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, Estherline is scheduled to undergo heart surgery to correct her condition on July 6. Although Estherline's [transportation](https://watsi.org/profile/b6c83c8bebe1-estherline) to our medical partner's care center has already been funded by Watsi, she is still in need of $1,500 to cover the cost of her heart surgery prep. The organization, Have a Heart Cayman, is also subsidizing Estherline's surgery, donating $27,000 to cover the rest of her medical bills. "I will pray that God blesses everyone that is helping our family through our daughter's illness," her mother says.