Jenn joined Watsi on May 26th, 2014. 16 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Jenn's most recent donation traveled 8,600 miles to support Sai Nyut, a factory worker from Thailand, surgery to help him breathe easily.
Jenn has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 2 countries.
Sai Nyunt is a 23-year-old Burmese man living in Thailand. Sai Nyunt moved to Bangkok four years ago to seek work. His family still lives in Burma, and he dreams of moving back to take care of his parents in their old age. For the past two years Sai Nyunt has been working full-time at a juice factory in Bangkok. He recently developed nasal polyps in both nostrils which make it hard for him to breath. Furthermore, due to his inability to breath properly, he is constantly fatigued and suffers other side effects from the condition including frequent headaches and nasal congestion. As a result of his condition, Sai Nyunt can now only work a few days a week, which he says is a struggle because he doesn't make enough money to live on. Sai Nyunt is frustrated because he feels that breathing should be the simplest of tasks and he cannot even do that properly. Sai Nyunt needs surgery to remove the nasal polyps, which will cost $1500. With surgery, Sai Nyunt's nasal passages will be unobstructed, allowing him to breathe normally and regain the energy he needs to work full-time. His sinus problems should go away as should the constant headaches.Once he is well, he will be one step closer to fulfilling his dream of returning to Burma to be back with his supportive family. Let’s help Sai Nyunt recover so he can live a healthy life alongside his family!
This is Emmanuel, a newborn baby from Kenya. Emmanuel is the youngest in a family of three children. His mother works in a salon in a city, and his father is a casual laborer. Emmanuel's hydrocephalus is causing pressure to build up in his brain, and his parents are unable to raise funds for surgery. If Emmanuel does not receive the shunt incision surgery to drain water from his brain, he will likely go blind, have delayed milestones, or possibly die from the increasing intra cranial pressure. Emmanuel's mother says, "All I look forward to is seeing my little boy get treatment. I can’t afford it, but I hope and pray that my son’s treatment will happen, and I hope and trust for support." If Emmanuel undergoes surgery, he will go on to live a healthy and normal life. For $980, we can make sure this happens!
Meet Ken, a seven-year-old boy from Kenya. He is the third and youngest child in his family. Ken's legs are not developing normally. He struggles to walk because his left leg does not reach the ground. At school, Ken endures name-calling. His mom, Lydia has to ignore superstitious village opinions on her quest to seek medical help for her son. “He came home from school one day and told me that children in his school had a nickname for him because of the way he walked. In his childlike faith, he told me that God would heal him of the condition when he was older and then the children would stop laughing at him,” Lydia told the staff at CURE international, almost in tears. Ken needs a procedure called a left posterior tibialis tendon transfer. This involves transferring tendon from one part of his foot to another to give it proper support. For $1,000 the procedure will allow him to walk on two flat feet and relieve the pressure on the various joints that have had to compensate for the imbalance. His mother says, "I am eager for his healing, I want those who still hold backward beliefs and those who have laughed at me and my child to believe that there is indeed a God in heaven.” Let's help Ken get walking on two feet!
When Rejoice was developing in the womb, her skull did not close completely. This caused a growth between her nose and forehead, known as a frontal encephalocele. The mass not only causes discomfort, but puts her at risk of serious infection. Rejoice lives with her mother and two siblings in Kenya. Her mother does her best to support the family, but since her father passed away, she relies on friends for support. Rejoice’s mother cannot afford surgery to help Rejoice, but she deeply wants her child to get healthy. “I have waited for so long for my daughter to be treated, and I look forward to her getting the help that she needs. I appreciate any support that my daughter would get towards her surgery.” For $1,500, Rejoice will receive an encephalocele repair. The procedure involves closing the gap between the skull and removing the mass that has formed. Surgery will allow Rejoice to develop normally and prevent life-threatening infection. Let's make it happen for Rejoice!