Anand joined Watsi on May 10th, 2014. 60 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Anand's most recent donation supported Ethan, a toddler from Kenya, to fund hernia surgery.
Anand has funded healthcare for 93 patients in 12 countries.
Ethan is a toddler from Kenya. He has had inguinal hernia. Fortunately, on May 23, he will undergo repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $423 to fund Ethan's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. “My child is in much anguish. We cannot raise the needed funds and I am therefore requesting for your assistance,” says Ethan’s mother.
Keom Sieng is a five-year-old boy from Cambodia. He has one sister, and enjoys playing soccer with his friends. One month ago, Keom Sieng developed a chalazion in his right eye, causing him obstructed vision and irritation. A chalazion is an inflamed cyst in a patient's tear gland. He is unable to see clearly and experiences a loss of confidence. Keom Sieng traveled for half an hour to seek treatment from our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre. On July 8, surgeons will remove the cyst through a chalazion excision procedure. After recovery, Keom Sieng's symptoms should improve. He needs help raising $175 to fund this procedure. His mother says, "I hope that after surgery, I will no longer have to worry about my son's condition and he will look better."
Cherenet is a toddler from Ethiopia. He loves to play and laugh with kids in his age. His mom is a single mother. Cherenet was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Cherenet has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Cherenet will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on May 2. AMHF is requesting $1,021 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. His mothers says, “All I want is for him to be cured. I hope my child will get the treatment and be healed.”
Long is a sixth grade student from Cambodia. He likes to paint and play soccer, and his favorite subject in school is Khmer literature. When he was five, Long had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in his left ear to perforate. For this reason, Long experiences discharge, tinnitus, and hearing loss. Long has a difficult time communicating with other and has a hard time focusing in school. Long traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On June 12, he will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in his left ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. His mother says, "I hope that after his surgery, I won't have to worry anymore about my son's hearing loss or ear condition."
Raksa is a three-year-old boy from Cambodia. He is the youngest of three siblings, and likes to play with his toy cars. Since birth, Raksa developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Raksa learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for one and a half hours seeking treatment. On May 6, doctors will perform lensectomy and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $211 procedure. His mother says, "I hope that after surgery, my son will be able to see clearly and I won't worry about his vision."
Asaba is a baby from Uganda. He is the youngest of seven children. Since birth, Asaba has had an inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him pain and discomfort. If not treated, the hernia may result in intestinal tissue damage and death. Fortunately, on March 13, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $249 to fund Asaba's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. His mother says, "After surgery my son will have peace and stop crying."
Zar is 23-year-old woman from Burma. She works as a seamstress at a shop. Zar was born with an abnormal growth located between her eyes. In early 2019, Zar noticed that her mass has become bigger that it almost covers her nose. Moreover, it destructs her right eyesight. Doctors want Zar to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $469 to cover the cost of Zar's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 27.
Srey Nith is a 15-year-old aspiring dancer from Cambodia. She has six sisters and likes to watch TV and relax. When she was nine, Srey Nith had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her left ear to perforate. For this reason, Srey Nith experiences tinnitus, hearing loss, and ear discharge. She has difficulty going about her daily tasks and no longer goes to school. Srey Nith traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On February 7, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her left ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. Her mother says, "I hope that after surgery, my daughter will feel better and will be very happy."
Hikma is a child from Ethiopia. She is a cute baby girl who loves to play with other chidlren and dolls. She also loves to eat fruits. Hikma was born with an anorectal malformation, a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. She needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. Hikma is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct her condition on November 22. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Hikma's procedure and care. After her recovery, Hikma will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future.
Lucy is a student from Kenya. She has three siblings and lives with her grandparents. About a week ago, Lucy fractured her humerus, If not treated, the fracture may not heal correctly. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On December 6, Lucy will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. She will no longer be in pain and she will be able to use her hand. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $640 to fund this procedure. Lucy’s grandmother says, “I am hoping that my granddaughter will be treated. She is in great pain."
Jazila is a child from Tanzania. She is the oldest of three children. Her parents are small-scale farmers. Jazila has clubfoot of both her feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Jazila traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on December 14. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Jazila's clubfoot repair. Jazila’s mother says, “Please help my daughter; we never knew her condition could be treated. Now we know but we still can’t afford the treatment cost. Please, we need your help.”
Kezabu is a businesswoman from Uganda. She is married and a mother of six children. Since 2010, Kezabu has had a swelling on her left upper arm. It has recently become painful. Kezabu traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On October 17, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Kezabu needs help to raise $196 to fund this procedure. She says, "After surgery I will have peace of mind and continue with my business."