Matt, joined Watsi on December 17th, 2018. 19 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Matt,'s most recent donation traveled 8,500 miles to support Alex, a boy from Kenya, to fund fracture repair surgery.
Matt, has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 3 countries.
Alex is a child from Kenya. In early November, he fell and sustained a closed fracture on his right upper arm. If not treated, Alex will continue to experience pain, and the fracture may not heal correctly. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On November 13, Alex will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Alex will be able to use his hand again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $998 to fund this procedure. “We hope the surgery will be successful,” says Alex’s mother.
Htet is a three-year-old girl from Burma. She lives with her parents in Bago city, Bago Division. Her father works as a driver, while her mother stays at home to take care of her. As Htet grew, her head kept getting larger and larger. It has become so enlarged that Htet is unable to turn her head from side to side, let alone hold it up. Because of this condition, Htet is behind in meeting her developmental milestones. Now, Htet is three years old, she has not spoken, and she is unable to walk or even crawl. Doctors want Htet 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 Htet's CT scan and care, scheduled for November 5. Her father says, "I hope that everything is going well with my daughter."
Leng is a rice farmer from Cambodia. He has one brother and two sisters. He likes to go for walks, play sports, and listen to music. For six years, he has had a mass in his maxilla and mandible. The mass is painful and growing in size. He experiences pain and discomfort. Leng traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On December 4, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Leng needs help to raise $220 to fund this procedure. He says, "I hope the operation goes well so I can eat easily and look better than now."