Kirsty joined Watsi on January 8th, 2015. 21 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Kirsty's most recent donation supported Rigoberto, a farmer from Guatemala, to treat his severe diabetes.
Kirsty has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 2 countries.
“I am worried because I don’t have much free cash for medical treatments and as my diabetes worsens, I’m having a more difficult time working in the fields. I wish to get better and work again growing my crops,” says Rigoberto. Rigoberto is a 55-year-old man from central Guatemala. Rigoberto has four children, all of whom are now grown, so he lives alone with his wife. He is a farmer by trade and grows a wide variety of crops, such as broccoli, beets, and radishes. Rigoberto has had diabetes for 10 years and as his diabetes worsened, the medical bills became too expensive for him to afford. He had to stop treatments and is now experiencing fatigue, dizziness, weight loss, and a toe infection that required amputation. “If Rigoberto doesn't get his condition under control soon, he is in danger of death,” reports our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq. For $450, doctors can treat Rigoberto for acute diabetes. “Treatment will control blood sugar levels, resolve his fatigue and weight loss, prevent future infections, and give Rigoberto the ability to resume work,” explain Wuqu’ Kawoq doctors. Let’s work together to help Rigoberto and his family!
“It has been a long journey for us,” shares David’s mother. “I am glad that my son will finally be operated on, and I look forward to his treatment and good recovery.” David is a four-year-old boy from Ghana who is typically a very happy child; however, since falling ill, his spirits have dropped and he no longer smiles or laughs. David has been experiencing severe headaches and lack of stability when walking due to a brain tumor. When David got sick, his parents rushed him to a local hospital in Ghana, where he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Unfortunately, the local hospital had no specialist surgeon to treat David, so he was referred to BethanyKids at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya, over 2,600 miles away. With the support of friends and family, David and his parents managed to get airline tickets to travel to Kijabe. Now, David’s father and mother need our support to help make this journey a success and ensure their son’s recovery. “David is likely to suffer increased intracranial pressure, which may lead to brain damage and ultimately death if not treated soon,” explain our partners at African Mission Healthcare Foundation. For $1,260 we can fund the craniotomy surgery that will stabilize David’s intracranial pressure and prevent any possibility of blindness or death. Let’s help David grow into a healthy, happy young man!