Edwin joined Watsi on June 1st, 2014. 6 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Edwin's most recent donation supported Amni, a six-year-old girl from Guatemala, to reverse and prevent future kidney failure.
Edwin has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 2 countries.
Watsi community, meet Amni, a six-year-old girl from Guatemala. Amni is a happy child who has a bright smile on her face at all times! Doctors at Wuqu' Kawoq report that, "Amni is one of the most pleasant patients we have ever had." Amni has urinary reflux, a condition in which the valves that prevent urine from flowing backward from the bladder into the kidneys stop working. This causes a constant backup of urine into her kidneys, which have failed as result. This condition is serious, and if it remains untreated Amni will have permanent kidney failure. Amni and her mother need our support. For $1, 200 we can fund a urinary reflux surgery to combat Amni’s condition. If successful, this surgery should correct the reflux condition and prevent further longterm damage to Amni’s kidneys. Let’s help!
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!