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Graham Kimbell

United Kingdom

Graham's Story

Graham joined Watsi on July 10th, 2014. 191 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Graham's most recent donation traveled 4,300 miles to support Landia, an 11-year-old girl from Haiti, for radiation to treat rare eye cancer.

Impact

Graham has funded healthcare for 18 patients in 8 countries.

All patients funded by Graham

Justin

“Justin is the youngest of four children. He likes to play with toy balls and little cars," our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK) tells us. Justin is one-year-old and lives with his family in Guatemala. “Justin is battling malnutrition due to limited food supply and constant diarrhea and vomiting,” reports WK. “During one particularly bad episode, his mother took Justin to the health center, where she was told that her son was malnourished. However, the health center offered zero counseling and medication to assist.” If acute malnutrition goes uncorrected, Justin will suffer developmental setbacks. His health will flag as his immune system deteriorates, subjecting him to chronic illnesses. He will have difficulty keeping up in school and will fall behind his peers mentally and physically. Justin’s father is unable to work, so his mother is the breadwinner of the family. She often works in the field days at a time to provide for the family. With the strain of supporting four children, it is difficult for her to supply the resources for them all and supply Justin with the extra food and medication to address his malnutrition. She shares, “I am so glad you are here, because I have heard about you and I know that with your help Justin will be able to grow and reach his full potential.” $535 can provide the treatment Justin needs to get his health back on track. This money will provide Justin with macronutrient support to recoup the height and weight he has lost. Medication will help stop the episodes of vomiting and diarrhea, and in time his immune system will become strong enough to ensure he does not continue to get ill. To ensure that Justin and his siblings maintain their health long-term, Justin’s mother will receive nutritional education. “This treatment will give Justin’s mother the education and support she needs to help Justin avoid the permanent effects of malnutrition,” explains WK. “She will feel confident in her care decisions and be able to offer Justin and his siblings higher quality food options via differences in preparation, not cost.” Let’s help Justin and his family take the necessary steps to gain long-term health!

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Elvis

Meet Elvis, a 2-month-old baby boy from Kenya. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), tells us, “Elvis lives with his parents and three siblings in a grass-thatched mud-walled house.” Since birth, Elvis has faced health challenges due to congenital hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is a condition in which cerebrospinal fluid builds up within the brain. This fluid causes an increase in intracranial pressure, which can contribute to long-term health complications and interfere with important stages of childhood development. According to AMHF, without surgical intervention, Elvis' condition “may cause permanent brain damage, which could cause convulsions and visual impairment.” Elvis’ mother used to sell vegetables to earn an income, but now stays at home to take care of Elvis. His father “does any manual job that comes along on a casual basis” in hopes of being able to support the family. Despite their efforts, AMHF shares, “Most of the family income is spent taking care of Elvis, but it is not sufficient to cater for Elvis’ surgical care.” With $980, Elvis will undergo surgery to drain the excess CSF from his brain, reducing the intracranial pressure in his head. As part of his treatment, Elvis will receive five days of hospital care in addition to all of the necessary medical examinations—including ultrasounds and CT scans—to facilitate a successful operation and recovery. AMHF shares, “Elvis’ surgery will help reduce the excessive pressure in the brain and prevent visual impairment.” After surgery, Elvis will be able to resume normal childhood growth and development, paving the way for a healthier future. “I came here with faith because although I have no funds, I could no longer stand to see Elvis suffer. I am hoping that we will get help and he can be treated,” Elvis’ mother expresses.

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