Kurt Weber


United States

Kurt's Story

Kurt joined Watsi on March 7th, 2014. Four years ago, Kurt became the 64th member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 3,535 more people have become monthly donors! Kurt's most recent donation traveled 8,300 miles to support Paw, a baby girl from Burma, to fund fracture repair surgery.


Kurt has funded healthcare for 49 patients in 10 countries.

All patients funded by Kurt


Pedro is a six-month-old baby boy who lives with his parents in Guatemala’s rural highlands. Pedro was born with a cleft lip, which, in his short life, has already brought him health difficulties. A cleft lip makes it difficult for Pedro to breastfeed, so he has not been receiving enough nutrition to grow healthily. If left untreated, Pedro’s cleft lip will cause him further complications, including continued difficulty feeding and swallowing, speech difficulties, and dental problems. It can also lead to chronic ear infections and hearing loss. Since Pedro was born, his parents have been extremely worried for their son, as they do not have the resources to pay for the necessary surgery to correct his condition. Pedro’s parents’ greatest hope is for their son to be healthy and undergo a successful surgery. With the aid of Watsi funding, Pedro will have the surgery he needs on October 6. He will stay with his mother in the hospital for up to 10 days afterwards to allow the lip to heal and to ensure he can feed properly. Treatment will also include three doctor consults before surgery and two after. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, requests $1,014 for Pedro's medical care. After the surgery, Pedro will be able to feed like a normal, healthy baby boy, and he will be able to develop normal speech capabilities. Pedro will have the opportunity to grow and develop healthily, for this surgery will eliminate any risk of ear infection, hearing loss, or dental issues related to cleft lip. Pedro’s mother says, “I am so happy to have this support, and we are so grateful because it is not only a great help for our son but it is a great help economically to our family.”

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Jay-R is a two-year-old boy who lives in the Philippines with his family. Jay-R is the youngest among three siblings. He loves to play hide-and-seek with his siblings and with the children in their neighborhood. His mother, Letecia, sells snacks, and his father is a motorcycle driver. Jay-R has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens his growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he will begin $268 malnutrition treatment on February 22. Jay-R will be treated by International Care Ministries (ICM), a Watsi medical partner. One out of five children under five in ICM communities is either severely or moderately malnourished. Worldwide, poor nutrition is associated with nearly half of all deaths in young children. In remote communities and urban slums of the Philippines, the lack of clean water and unclean environments add risk to potentially fatal childhood diseases. ICM’s home-based feeding program provides nutrient-enriched food packs to ensure malnourished children get additional food to regain normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development. After identifying a child as malnourished, staff and community volunteers make weekly visits to monitor this child’s progress. To help sustain the health of the child, ICM’s professional staff educate the mother, guardian, or other family members about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, and organic vegetable gardening. Let's help Jay-R get healthy!

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