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Kut Akdogan

MONTHLY DONORI am a founder of HERO and an active tech advisor in NYC.

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Kut's Story

Kut joined Watsi on December 10th, 2014. Five years ago, Kut became the 731st member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 4,979 more people have become monthly donors! Kut's most recent donation traveled 8,500 miles to support Margaret, a tailor from Kenya, to fund thyroid surgery.

Teams

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HERO

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The Amigos!

5 members

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Team PTC

11 members

Impact

Kut has funded healthcare for 64 patients in 13 countries.

All patients funded by Kut

Iqram

Iqram is a young boy from Tanzania. Iqram is a two-year-old boy, the only child to his parents, who struggles to stretch his right hand due to a burn scar contractures. The playful boy was playing with his friends when he went back to his mother's house and by accident, fell on hot milk sustaining burns on his right side, especially his right hand. He spent a month in the hospital where the wounds were nursed and successfully healed. However, his right elbow skin healed with contractures. The contractures restrain Iqram's ability to fully stretch and use his hand. The family has not been able to raise funds for a contracture release surgery, but their hope for help remains. Iqram's father is a casual labourer at a factory and his mother a housewife. Their income is little to meet the treatment cost. They hope to have Iqram's hand released and be able to use it with ease especially when he joins the school. Iqram's aunt referred them to our facility when she learnt of an outreach program and upon review, he had contracture release recommended. Iqram's parents appeal for financial assistance Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Iqram receive treatment. On September 27th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to The surgery will allow Iqram to fully stretch his hand, restoring ability to utilize it. Now, he needs help to fund this $832 procedure. Iqram’s mother says, “My son’s life will be very challenging if he not able to have his hand corrected please help him."

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