Zumran joined Watsi on December 10th, 2017. 18 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Zumran's most recent donation traveled 8,700 miles to support Lomoyana, a boy from Tanzania, to fund an amputation.
Zumran has funded healthcare for 8 patients in 5 countries.
Zumran has funded healthcare for 8 patients in 5 countries.
Lomoyana is a six-year-old boy from Tanzania. He is the fifth child in his family, and his parents are farmers. Lomoyana developed a wound on his lower right leg. As time went by, the wound kept getting worse; it become infected and Lomoyana could not walk. By the time his family visited the hospital, his wound and bone were infected, and doctors were forced to amputate his leg. Unfortunately, during Lomoyana's recovery, his bone was protruding through the healing wound. This raised concerns, and he returned to the hospital, where doctors have recommended a re-amputation. Now, Lomoyana is scheduled for surgery at our medical partner's care center. The procedure will cost $1,035 and will help him re-start a healthy life. His guardian says, “He lost his leg due to lack of money for treatment. We are now concerned if he does not get treatment for this it might be worse. Please help.”
Kayleh is a child from Kenya. Her parents are subsistence farmers without an external source of income. Kayleh has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Kayleh has been experiencing a drastically increasing head circumference and irritability. Without treatment, Kayleh will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Kayleh that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 11 and will drain the excess fluid from Kayleh's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Kayleh will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. “I am glad there is hope for my daughter’s treatment. I hope all goes well,” shares Kayleh’s mother.
Moh is a 40-year-old mother of three children from Burma. She lives with her brother and her three children. Her husband passed away two years ago. They work on a small farm, where they grow and harvest betel nuts, leaves, and vegetables, which they sells to support the family. Moh's three children are students. In her free time, she enjoys cleaning the house. Since April 2018, Moh has been experiencing a lot of abdominal pain. She has been diagnosed with ovarian cysts. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Moh's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Moh is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on June 25. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, Moh will be able to return home and help her brother work on the farm. Moh says, “I cannot sleep well because I am always thinking about my condition. Sometime I have back pain and it is not comfortable to walk. I really want to be healthy again, so I can go back to work and save money to support my children."
Lewis is a student from Kenya. He is the second child in the family. His father is a cobbler, while his mother is a vendor in town. Lewis has clubfoot of his left foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Lewis traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on May 14. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Lewis's clubfoot repair. After treatment, Lewis will be free from pain. “I will be happy to see my son walking," says his father.
Joshua is a farmer from Kenya. He is married and has one child. Last month, Joshua slipped in the rain. This caused a fractured tibia and fibula and an ankle dislocation He is not able to walk or work. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On April 10, Joshua will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $998 to fund this procedure. “I am worried because my family fully depends on me. I hope Watsi will help me, and hope my leg will be well soon so that I can take care of my family,” says Joshua.
Njebela is a boy from Tanzania. He is the fourth born in a family of five children. He completed grade seven and now helps his parents with farm work. When he can, Njebela enjoys playing soccer. Njebela has a keloid, or a mass of scar tissue, on the back of his neck. It has been there since he was a small child. It itches and sometimes grows painful. Njebela traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On March 5, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Njebela needs help to raise $689 to fund this procedure.
Lynemandy is a student from Haiti. She lives with her grandmother in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince. She has been studying business at a local university, although has not attended for the past year due to her heart condition. Lynemandy has a cardiac condition called mitral and aortic regurgitation. Two of the four valves of her heart were damaged by a rheumatic fever that she suffered eight years ago, and they can no longer adequately circulate blood through her body. This leaves her weak and short of breath, and could eventually be fatal. Lynemandy will fly to Dominican Republic to receive treatment. On February 17, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will repair the damaged valves in her heart so that they open and close more normally. University of Virginia is contributing $8,000 to pay for surgery. Lynemandy's family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and checkup and followup appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Lynemandy's family overseas. She says, "I am excited about this surgery so that I can have more energy and live a more normal life when I go back home."
Rachana is a baby from Cambodia. She is the youngest of four children. Rachana has ptosis in both eyes. Ptosis occurs when the eyelid droops over the eye. Her mother is worried about her development. Rachana traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On November 9, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform an eyelid correction procedure to improve her vision. Now, Rachana's family needs help to raise $292 to fund this procedure. Her mother says, "I want my daughter to have good vision."