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Omobolaji Olanrewaju

MONTHLY DONOR

United States

Omobolaji's Story

Omobolaji joined Watsi on May 20th, 2013. Five years ago, Omobolaji became the 1502nd member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 4,506 more people have become monthly donors! Omobolaji's most recent donation traveled 8,200 miles to support Gladys, a farmer and mother-of-nine from Uganda, to fund her thyroidectomy.

Impact

Omobolaji has funded healthcare for 76 patients in 12 countries.

All patients funded by Omobolaji

Bernard

Bernard is a driver from Kenya. Bernard is a father of 8 children from his two wives. He lives in a rental house and is the main breadwinner in the family. He does not have national insurance nor did he own the vehicle he drove when the road accident occurred. Bernard is a driver in the public transport system, commonly referred to as matatus. On 12th of February 2020, John was involved in a grisly road accident that left 22 people with various injuries. According to Bernard, the oncoming vehicle was overlapping at high speed at a place that is increasingly becoming a blackspot. Bernard and the other patients were brought to Watsi's medical partner care center and immediately started receiving treatment. Bernard had a nail implant on his left femur and a right foot closed reduction and percutaneous pinning that morning. He has been recovering and is planned for a second surgery to correct the acetabular open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). He is in chronic pain and is not able to move from his bed. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On February 19th, Bernard will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an ORIF. This treatment will help Bernard heal well and be able to walk and eventually work again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,042 to fund this procedure. Bernard says, “I am appealing for help to have the surgery. My family is not able to raise the funds needed. I am however hopeful that soon I will be able to walk.”

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