Anqi joined Watsi on February 26th, 2016. 21 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Anqi's most recent donation supported Megersa, a boy from Ethiopia, to fund corrective surgery.
Anqi has funded healthcare for 44 patients in 13 countries.
Anqi has funded healthcare for 44 patients in 13 countries.
Megersa is a baby from Ethiopia. He loves to play and laugh with his parents. He is their second child. They are traditional farmers. Megersa was born with hypospadias, a congenital abnormality that causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms and will be at risk of infertility. Fortunately, Megersa is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on August 9. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,231 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. His parents say, "It is our hope and prayer that he gets surgery.”
Biziki is a farmer from Malawi. He lives with his wife and together with their eight grown children, they run their small farm. Biziki spends his days tending his goats, and he likes to play with his grandchildren in his free time. Since April 2018, Biziki has been experiencing pain and urinary difficulty. These symptoms are caused by an enlarged prostate, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia. He needs to undergo a prostate resection surgery, a procedure in which surgeons will remove part of the enlarged gland. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $733 to fund Biziki's surgery. On June 5, he will undergo prostate surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner's care center. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and two weeks of hospital stay. Biziki and his family were thrilled to find out his surgery would be funded. He is looking forward to returning home. He says, "Thank you for this support."
San is a 55-year-old woman who was born and raised in Thae Phyu village in Yangon Division, Burma. She lives with her husband, son, two daughters, son-in-law, and two-year-old grandson. She and her family are all subsistence farmers on their own land, which has pigs, chickens, and produce. In her free time, San likes to watch TV. When she was 14 or 15 years old, San first noticed a small growth on her neck—the start of the goiter. It was the size of the tip of her pinky finger. Her parents suggested she go to the clinic to investigate it and get surgery, but because it did not cause her pain or any other problems, she did not do anything about it. Gradually, as she aged, and with each of her four pregnancies, the goiter grew in size. Over the years, many people told her she could get treatment. In the last year, the goiter has started to make eating and drinking uncomfortable. Fortunately, she visited our medical partner and is scheduled to undergo thyroid surgery on June 18. She needs help funding this $1,500 procedure. She hopes that the surgery will make her neck better and allow her to continue to do her farm work long into the future.
Suom is a vegetable farmer from Cambodia. She is married and has a daughter. She likes to cook, watch TV programs, and listen to the radio. In January 2018, Suom fell down and fractured her left leg. It causes her chronic pain and she cannot walk. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On April 30, Suom will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $430. This procedure will help her walk easily again. She says, "I hope after the surgery is over, I can walk without pain again."
Aye is a 30-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband, and they work together in the same electricity factory. With her salary, she supports her parents, who live in Burma. For four months, Aye has been experiencing back pain and lower abdominal pain. She visited Mae Tao Clinic, our medical partner's care center, and had an ultrasound. She has been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst. She has been advised to undergo an oophorectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her ovaries. Fortunately, Aye is scheduled to undergo her oophorectomy on January 16. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $913 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Aye says, “I feel stressed because of my condition. I worry that I will not be able to work and get my full salary. If I don’t get my full salary, I cannot send money to my parents and they will not be able to survive."
Reginal is a young man from Haiti. He lives on an island off the west coast of Haiti with his parents and younger brothers and sisters. He helps his family raise animals and grow crops around their house. Reginal has a cardiac condition called severe aortic regurgitation. One of the four valves in his heart has been severely damaged by rheumatic fever, and can no longer adequately pump blood to the rest of his body. Reginal will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On December 7, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will replace his damaged valve with an artificial implant. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $65,000 to pay for surgery. Reginal'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 Reginal's family overseas. He says, "I will pray for everyone who is helping me to have this surgery!"
Misheck is a retired farmer from Malawi. Misheck lives with his son. Due to his advanced age, he is no longer able to actively farm, but he enjoys watching and playing with his grandchildren, talking with his adult children, and listening to gospel music on his radio. Since 2009, Misheck has been experiencing difficulty urinating, pain, and numbness in his lower extremities. These symptoms are caused by an enlarged prostate, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia. He needs to undergo a prostate resection surgery, a procedure in which surgeons will remove part of the enlarged gland. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $733 to fund Misheck's surgery. On November 2, he will undergo prostate surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner's care center. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and two weeks of hospital stay. Misheck and his son, Billy, were thrilled to learn that he would receive his operation. He says, "We appreciate you extending your hand to help us. There are many who need this operation and Watsi is doing wonderful work!"
Evelyne is a five-year-old girl from Kenya. She's the second born in a family of three children. Evelyne suffers from congenital angular deformity, a condition in which the joints or bones themselves bend abnormally. Her bones are also very weak and keep breaking. Because of her condition, Evelyne cannot walk or stand on her own, making it difficult for her to play with other kids or attend school. Evelyne has been treated with casting, but her condition has not improved. On June 22, Evelyne will undergo corrective surgery to treat her condition. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,165 to cover the cost of the surgery, five nights of hospital stay, medication, and medical supplies. “My joy is to see my daughter rising up and walk after surgery. I would also want to see her going to school. Due to the struggles I am experiencing, I would request for your help,” says Evelyne's father.
Isaya is a 10-year-old boy from Tanzania. He is in primary school and loves to study, especially English and Swahili. A few days after Isaya was born, both him and his mother became sick. The doctors first thought they were experiencing allergies due to their difficulty breathing, but Isaya’s trouble breathing kept getting worse, despite the medication he was taking. His parents tried to seek help from different hospitals but did not have much success. Isaya has enlarged tonsils that cause him pain when swallowing and cause him difficulty breathing. Due to his condition, Isaya has difficulty sleeping well and often falls ill. Seeking treatment through our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Isaya is scheduled to undergo a tonsilectomy on July 6. His family is requesting $633 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. “Please help my child get treatment, he has trouble breathing and he gets really sick," his mother says.
Meet Josophat, a 73-year-old small-scale farmer from Malawi. He lives with his wife and their extended family. Josophat shares with our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, that he loves spending time at church and with his grandchildren. Josophat has been diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia or an enlarged prostate gland. For the last four years, Josophat has been experiencing pain and discomfort due to his condition but could not afford surgery to treat it. On September 7, Josophat will undergo a $733 prostate resection surgery. Josophat is thrilled to finally have surgery. "Thank you so much!" says Josophat.
Allen is pregnant with twins, nine months after delivering her first child via C-section. Allen and her husband both work as farmers. Allen grows vegetables, potatoes, rice, maize, and other crops. Allen visited our medical partner’s hospital, Bwindi Community Hospital, where doctors consider her pregnancy to be high-risk. It is highly likely that Allen will require another C-section with this pregnancy. They recommend that she receive medical attention before, during, and after labor to ensure a safe delivery. On September 28, she will begin to receive supplements and attend antenatal checkups and health education classes. She will deliver her baby in the hospital, and she will undergo a C-section if necessary. After birth, Allen and her baby will be monitored by the hospital staff. Though Allen and her husband are paying $7 for her treatment, they need help to pay her remaining medical bill. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $241 to fund antenatal visits, lab tests, medication, and three nights of hospital stay. “I would like to share my gratitude for the support of my delivery," says Allen. "I thank all the donors for their support and pray that God blesses them.”
Meet Jessie, a baby boy barely two months old. At birth, Jessie was diagnosed with both spina bifida (an open spinal defect) and hydrocephalus. Jessie’s mother visited a local hospital, but the hospital could not offer further specialized treatment. They were then referred to our medical partner's care center, where a surgery has been recommended to treat the spina bifida. If not treated, Jessie is at risk for future complications. The income of a subsistence farmer is not enough to fund for the surgical care Jessie requires. The family needs help raising $1,097 to fund his procedure, scheduled for August 23.