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John Pena

MONTHLY DONOR

United States   •   Born on March 8

John's Story

John joined Watsi on April 8th, 2016. Four years ago, John became the 1886th member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 3,921 more people have become monthly donors! John's most recent donation traveled 8,700 miles to support Delvin, a 3-month-old baby from Tanzania, to fund hydrocephalus treatment.

Impact

John has funded healthcare for 55 patients in 12 countries.

All patients funded by John

Bernard

Bernard is a father of four from Kenya who came to our facility with a left knee injury he sustained after falling on a rock, a few days ago. Unable to raise funds required, he could not come for orthopaedic review. A week later, Bernard received support from his brother who paid for his transportation to our hospital. He had x-ray imaging done and diagnosed with closed knee fracture of his left patella. He walks in pain and his knee is swollen. Bernard operates a tractor after missing out on studies due to financial constraints. His monthly income is quite negligible to meet the cost of surgery. His wife sells at a grocery shop in the local market to provide for their our children. With the fracture, Bernard is not able to provide for his family. They appeal for help. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 22nd, Bernard will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will reduce chances of further complications on the fracture and allow him to walk with ease. Bernard was able to contribute $50 toward his treatment, but does not have the funds for the full treatment. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $771 to fund this procedure. Bernard says, “I want to get treated so that I can go out to provide for my family. There is no one to help them now when I am injured. I am looking forward to stepping on my feet again.”

95% funded

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$740raised
$31to go