Christopher joined Watsi on November 18th, 2017. 19 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Christopher's most recent donation supported Gideon, a young boy from Tanzania, to fund brain surgery.
Christopher has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 2 countries.
Meet Gideon. He is a playful and happy boy. Gideon’s head has been abnormally enlarging since he was two years old. Due to the severity of his hydrocephalus, Gideon is unable to walk properly on his own. Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo brain surgery to correct the condition on August 2. We hope that after treatment, Gideon’s head will return to normal size, giving him better balance and preventing further damage to his brain. His family needs help raising $728 for surgery. Both his parent are farmers and have four other children. His mother says, “Please help my son get better. It really hurts me that he is constantly sick."
Komugisha is a 46-year-old, married mother of eight from Uganda. Her husband is a farmer, and her children are still in school. For the past 15 years, Komugisha has had a steadily enlarging mass on the right side of her neck. When she initially sought out treatment, she was advised that the mass was not yet ready to be removed. Upon returning for a follow-up evaluation, she was diagnosed with a multinodular goiter, or an enlarged thyroid gland, and recommended to undergo surgery. Without treatment, the goiter may continue to grow and could cause difficulty swallowing and breathing. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $240 to fund a thyroidectomy for Komugisha. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 29 and, once completed, will hopefully improve Komugisha's quality of life and allow her to tend to her children free from the worry and discomfort related to her condition. “I will be glad for the surgery when done because it has affected my peace of mind and I hope to continue working for my family through digging," says Komugisha.