Hugo joined Watsi on April 14th, 2013. 102 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Hugo's most recent donation supported Amon, from Kenya, .
Hugo has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 1 country.
This is Amon's second time on Watsi. His first surgery didn't go as planned, so we're hoping to fund his second chance at health. Amon is a 17-year-old boy from Kenya who does well in school and hopes to become a policeman. He's been diagnosed with [cerebral arteriovenus malformation (AVM)](http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/brain-avm/DS01126), a disorder caused by an abnormal cluster of veins in his brain. Amon suffers from severe headaches, dizziness, incoordination, and is at risk of sudden death if his AVM hemorrhages (bleeds into his brain). Last month, Watsi donors [funded surgery](https://watsi.org/profile/7c2ddbf717e5-amon) to remove Amon's AVM. Unfortunately, when Amon's doctors began operating, they realized that his AVM is much larger and more complex than they originally thought. Now, Amon needs a second surgery. His doctors warn that his case is extremely difficult. But they say that if he doesn't have surgery, it's only a matter of time before his condition "will cause his death." When Amon's father found out that Watsi donors were going to have the opportunity to fund his son's treatment again, he said he was "speechless that people who have never met me and my son would carry our burden in their hearts." Let's show Amon and his family that they're not in this alone.
Grace is a gifted beautician who cares for her grandmother. Early last year, Grace’s grandmother contracted tuberculosis. Doctors were able to treat her in time, but they missed the fact that Grace was living with her. Grace was exposed to tuberculosis, and it went undetected for months. Now, Grace’s situation is serious. The tuberculosis has spread to her spine, and she can no longer feel her lower limbs. Grace uses a wheelchair to get around and is unable to work because of constant, excruciating pain. Grace's relatives are doing their best to support her. Together, they saved $1,000 to contribute to the cost of her care, an anterior compression with instrumented fusion that is expected to give her a 70-80% chance of walking again. Africa Mission Healthcare Foundation is requesting the remaining $1,500 needed to prevent Grace's permanent paralysis and give her a chance at a normal life. Grace “longs to go back to work and make a living," and this is the first step toward getting her back to the salon she loves!
Amon is a Kenyan high school student who, for months, has suffered from headaches, dizziness, and problems with coordination. Recently, Amon was diagnosed with cerebral arteriovenous malformation, a brain condition that can be life-threatening if left untreated. Doctors at Kijabe hospital tell us that the most likely curative treatment for Amon's condition is a craniotomy. During the procedure, surgeons will temporarily remove part of Amon's skull, resect the abnormal vessels, and set his brain up to function normally. Amon is the fourth of five children. He lives with his parents and siblings in a small village in central Kenya. Amon’s father works as a driver at a coffee farm near their home town and his mother stays home to take care of the children. Amon says he admires his older cousin, and "hopes to be a policeman when he finishes school." This surgery will help make that possible.