Shaon Barman
Shaon's Story

Shaon joined Watsi on September 13th, 2016. 14 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Shaon's most recent donation supported Annita, a 10-year-old girl from Uganda, for malnutrition treatment.


Shaon has funded healthcare for 1 patient in 1 country.

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Annita a 10-year-old girl from Uganda, and is the youngest of eleven children. Her parents are small farmers and grow cassava, but most of the time the mother is burning charcoal to sell for a living. Like young girls her age, Annita likes to play netball, fetch water and run around the community with other children. She has just started grade two at the local elementary school. About a month ago, Annita began suffering from edema as a result of malnutrition. Her condition has kept her from going to school because she has become very lethargic. She no longer has the energy to play with other children either. With her parents' subsidy of $1 and our support of $375 in funding, Annita can receive intravenous nutrition, medications, and diagnostic tests to ensure that she can develop normally. Watsi's medical partner, the Kellermann Foundation, will be able to provide both Annita and her family the resources they need. Her mother looks forward to returning home and providing a balanced diet for her children. She shares, "I used to think that a child consuming enough bananas or cassava is enough for them to grow. I always made sure that they have a full plate of food, but I was told by a nurse that my child is missing some nutrients in her diet. I want to make sure that from now on, I can provide a nutritious meal for my child." Annita's mother is thankful for the help from Watsi and the Bwindi Community Hospital. She has asked God to bless all the people who are supporting her daughter.

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