Puja joined Watsi on July 19th, 2019. 534 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Puja's most recent donation supported Brosmeas, a future police officer from Cambodia, to fund a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.
Puja has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 4 countries.
Brosmeas is a first-grader from Cambodia who enjoys studying Khmer Literature and English. He also loves to drink orange juice and eat chicken soup. When he is not studying, Brosmeas likes to play games, such as soccer, and watch television with his two siblings. When Brosmeas was four years old, he started experiencing difficulty breathing and swallowing, and often has a sore throat and snores when he sleeps. Surgery will remove Brosmeas' inflamed tonsils and relieve him of his symptoms. He will be able to sleep and breathe without any difficulty, and return to eating normally again. He hopes to become a police officer when he gets older. "I hope that my son will recover from his surgery and he will no longer suffer from his condition." -Brosmeas' Father
Philemon is a farmer from Kenya. Philemon is a 22 year old father of one and himself is the first born child of a family of four. Being the first born child in a less fortunate family, Philemon’s roles were defined so fast that he dropped out of school so that his younger siblings could get a chance to proceed with their studies. He opted to do farming with his dad so that they can improve their humble background. Philemon is hardworking and energetic man who is depended by the family for its daily needs. Philemon was well until 9th August when he fell from a tree and sustained injury to his left leg and was diagnosed with an open proximal tibia fracture. Philemon was brought to our hospital and was received by our doctors. He underwent his first surgery to clean and close his wounds. He was then admitted to wait for ORIF surgery. He is unable to stand with his left leg. He can only walk with the able of a walker or being wheeled on a wheel chair. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 15th, Philemon underwent a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. He will be able to walk normally after treatment. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure. Philemon says, “I need to walk again, I don’t have a sustainable job to feed my parents and siblings. I also want to make sure that they finish school and get proper education."
Nurudini is a child from Tanzania. He has been diagnosed with windswept deformity. His lower legs are curved. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he cannot walk well. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Nurudini. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 16. Treatment will hopefully restore Nurudini's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Nurudini’s mother says, “Despite using calcium medication, my son’s legs are worsening. We were advised on surgery but we couldn’t afford the cost please help my son.”
Banyamoi is a retired engineer from Uganda. He is a talkative man who is married and a father of six children. For eight years, Banyamoi has had a hernia. The hernia causes him pain and discomfort. Fortunately, on June 12, 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 Banyamoi's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. He says, "I enjoy reading the Bible during my free time."