Albert Ni
Albert's Story

Albert joined Watsi on November 6th, 2014. 58 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Albert's most recent donation traveled 1,500 miles to support Ana, a baby girl from Guatemala, for life-saving malnutrition treatment.

Impact

Albert has funded healthcare for 18 patients in 7 countries.

All patients funded by Albert

Meet Delinor! At four years old, Delinor is the oldest child in his family. He and his parents live in Haiti, where his father earns a wage as a road-side vendor. His mother is currently looking for work to help support the family. “Delinor was born with a condition called severe subaortic stenosis, in which part of the heart new the aortic valve is unusually narrow, causing blood to back up and leaving him sickly and weak,” explains our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA). “If not stretched to a normal size, this condition could eventually become fatal.” The vast majority of Haitian people cannot access the care they need. The existing healthcare system was mostly destroyed by the major earthquake in 2010, and the services that are available are unaffordable to the average Haitian citizen. To correct his heart condition, Delinor needs care that is only available in the Cayman Islands. Pre-operative care, transport to the treatment centre, passports and visas, and the cost of the stay at the centre total $1500, a cost that is out of reach for Delinor’s family. Once there, the treatment centre will subsidize his operation that will restore normal blood flow to his heart. After the surgery, he should experience no more symptoms from his condition. “We have known that Delinor had a heart problem ever since he was a baby but we were very sad because we thought there was no way to fix it,” shares his mother. “We are glad that God is answering our prayers.”

$1,500raised
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This is Clinton, a 30-year-old husband and father of two children from Kenya. His family lives on a one acre farm where they grow maize and beans. Clinton broke his right tibia in a motorcycle accident. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), shares: “Early this year, Clinton was riding his motorcycle when he was involved in an accident with another motorcyclist. Clinton suffered multiple injuries including internal bleeding, a chest injury, and his broken leg.” AMHF continues, “Clinton is not able to walk on his own, which has prevented him from working on his farm. If not treated, Clinton may suffer severe infection, which could result in amputation of his leg.” Clinton's family and friends have already joined together to pay for the many hospital bills that have incurred, but Clinton is now struggling to pay for his next procedure. With $1,500, Clinton can undergo surgery to fill in the gap in his tibia and restore the bony tissue. AMHF reports, “We expect that after the surgery and recovery, Clinton will be able to walk on his own again and go back to working on his farm with his wife.” "I have not been able to work and support my family for a while now. My friends and relatives stepped up and made sure that my family had meals and my children stayed in school," Clinton shares. "I am very grateful for the support that I have received thus far and hope that I will get the next treatment so that I will be well again."

$1,500raised
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Meet Abednego, a cute, two-week-old baby boy. “He is the fourth born in his family,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). According to AMHF, “Abednego was born with a deformity on his lower back, which at times leaks cerebral spinal fluid.” This deformity is called a myelomeningocele and it occurs when the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth. “Apart from the deformity on his back, Abednego is healthy and feeds well,” AMHF reports. However, if his condition goes untreated, Abednego will continue to be at risk of contracting a fetal infection, or could lose full use of his lower limbs. “Abednego’s parents are small scale famers.” They mainly grow vegetables, but also support avocado and papaya trees when they are in season. The family sells their produce at an open market in the village. Though they have a small income, Abednego’s parents are unable to afford their son’s treatment. In addition, AMHF shares, “Abednego’s sister also has a medical condition which requires a lot of money they do not currently have.” With $1,200 in Watsi funding, Abednego’s spinal defects will be repaired. The spinal cord will be connected to its protective tissue and the buildup of cerebral spinal fluid will be rerouted to the abdomen, where it can be absorbed into the body. After surgery, AMHF explains, “Abednego will no longer be at risk of contracting fetal infection and he may have the ability to use his lower limbs.” “I really hope that my son will get well. I want to be able to hold him without fearing that I’ll hurt him in any way. I want him to be able to sit, crawl and walk as time goes on,” expresses Abednego’s mother.

$1,200raised
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Peninah is a 57-year-old woman from Kenya and the mother of two children. Her daughter was recently married and her son helps support the family financially. “For about one year Peninah started experiencing lower abdominal discomfort, and then she noticed her tummy had begun to increase in size,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “After numerous hospitals visits, an MRI revealed a huge ovarian mass that was already pressing on the bowel loops (intestines) and needed to be removed.” Before her diagnosis, Peninah stayed busy farming and socializing with friends and family. Her condition, however, causes her to experience symptoms of pain and discomfort — preventing Peninah from working, making money and having leisure time. $790 will fund the treatment she needs to remove the mass. The procedure includes a total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH) along with a five-day hospital stay and post-operative medications. A TAH involves the removal of the entire reproductive system, including the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Without treatment, “the mass will continue to grow and press more on Peninah's other organs leading to other complications,” adds AMHF. The treatment will “alleviate her discomfort and reduce the risk of the mass turning cancerous.” Peninah shares, “the doctor said the mass is growing fast and I need surgery soon. I am worried and hope Watsi will help me so that I can be operated and gain my life back.” Let’s help Peninah and fund this life-changing surgery!

$790raised
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