Kyle joined Watsi on May 1st, 2014. 5 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Kyle's most recent donation traveled 8,500 miles to support Alex, a boy from Kenya, to fund fracture repair surgery.
Kyle has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 2 countries.
Alex is a child from Kenya. In early November, he fell and sustained a closed fracture on his right upper arm. If not treated, Alex will continue to experience pain, and the fracture may not heal correctly. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On November 13, Alex will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Alex will be able to use his hand again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $998 to fund this procedure. “We hope the surgery will be successful,” says Alex’s mother.
“Blessings is really a blessing to me. I love him so much that I would be a more blessed mother if I ever see him responding to treatment and growing just like any normal child,” shares Blessings' mother. Meet Blessings, a newborn baby boy from Malawi. He has a condition known as hydrocephalus, which is caused by a buildup of cerebral spinal fluid in the brain. Blessings has difficulty feeding as a result of the pressure in his head. “He is malnourished, cannot sit, and is experiencing sight problems,” explains our medical partner, World Altering Medicine (WAM). $992 will fund Blessings’ procedure and post-operative medication, including antibiotics. After surgery to insert a shunt in his head and drain the fluid, "the pressure in the head will normalize and his head will return to normal size,” adds WAM. With your help, this treatment will allow Blessings to develop into a healthy young boy who can play and interact with other children his age.
Meet Magdaline, a one-year-old from Kenya. Magdaline has hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid accumulates in her skull. As a result, she cannot sit unaided. If she does not receive surgery, she is likely to develop brain damage and pass away. Magdaline's father is a laborer, while her mother is a housewife. They fully depend on the income that the father earns from the casual jobs he does from time to time. Unfortunately, they are unable to raise funds for Magdaline’s surgery. Magdaline’s mother is hopeful that her child will get help and be able to live a healthy life. She says, “I look forward to seeing my daughter growing up and living a healthy and normal life.” This is a hope we can fulfill. For $980, a surgical procedure can be performed that will drain the excess fluids from Magdaline's head, relieve her symptoms, and help her grow up normally. Let's do it!
Margaret is a 53-year-old woman from Kenya who came to Kijabe Hospital, a Watsi partner in Kenya, to seek treatment for abdominal bleeding. Margaret used to own a small clothing shop until it was destroyed in Kenya’s post-election violence. She is a mother of four, but two of her children passed away in an accident. Margaret has had abdominal bleeding for over three months now, and is at risk of becoming severely anemic. Her condition requires a total abdominal hysterectomy. When Margaret and her husband first learned of her condition, they sold their livestock to raise funds for care, but they cannot afford the total cost of the procedure. For $885, Margaret will receive surgery that will stop the bleeding. Margaret says, "After I am well, I want to open my clothing business again." Let’s help get her well so she can pursue her wish!