Narendra joined Watsi on September 11th, 2020. 36 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Narendra's most recent donation supported Bramwel, a 10-year-old boy from Kenya, to fund angular deformity correction.
Narendra has funded healthcare for 78 patients in 11 countries.
Narendra has funded healthcare for 78 patients in 11 countries.
Bramwel is a 10-year-old boy from Makindu, in Makueni county in Kenya. He lives with his grandmother while his mother works in Nairobi. Because he was born deaf he attends a school that specializes in educating deaf students. Since birth, Bramwel has lived with a clubfoot, which significantly affects his mobility. He walks on tiptoe and falls often. His grandmother brought him to the clinic in Makindu, seeking help for her grandson. With the assistance of our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Bramwel is now scheduled to undergo angular deformity correction surgery on May 8th. This surgery will enable him to walk confidently and continue his studies. Bramwel and his family need your help to fund this $1,224 procedure. “As the grandmother of Bramwel, I would love to see him walk like other children and continue living a normal life. Any help to cater for his surgery will mean a lot to us,” Bramwel’s grandmother told us.
Bokosi is a 43-year-old father from Chimaliza Village, Lilongwe District, Malawi. He is the last born in a family of 14 children and has four children in primary school. Bokosi depends on growing maize and groundnuts, as well as selling charcoal, to support his family. For four years, Bokosi has been experiencing swelling on the right side of his scrotum. He never thought of seeking medical help until the swelling became painful; he decided to seek help at a nearby health center in his area, where he was prescribed drugs, but to no avail. Bokosi then decided to visit Nkhoma Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia and was scheduled to undergo hernia repair surgery. Due to a lack of funds, Bokosi was referred to the SAFE program with a pledge to pay what he could afford. On May 9th, Bokosi is scheduled for hernia repair surgery with the help of our medical partner African Mission Healthcare. This condition has had a negative impact on Bokosi’s life as he is unable to work on his farm and business due to the pain brought on by the condition. Treatment will free Bokosi of the pain and prevent complications that can arise if the condition is left untreated, such as strangulation, which can be life-threatening. Boksi needs your help to fund this $500 procedure. Bokosi says, "Thank you for this opportunity. I am looking forward to a full recovery after treatment."
Winjoy is a happy three year old girl, who lives with her grandmother. Because Winjoy's mother is a student, Winjoy's grandmother supports the family by selling vegetables that she grows. Winjoy arrived at the hospital with her left arm swollen around her elbow. Doctors determined that she had sustained a fracture, and a splint was applied to immobilize the joint. Winjoy's grandmother was advised that Winjoy needed to be admitted to the hospital for further evaluation and surgery, but her grandmother explained that she didn't have the necessary money for Winjoy's hospitalization. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, has stepped in to enable Winjoy to access the care that she needs. On January 23rd, Winjoy will undergo surgery at AIC Kapsowar Hospital, to repair her fractured arm. Now Winjoy and her grandmother are appealing to you to help raise the $679 needed for the surgery, which will ensure that Winjoy's fracture heals properly. Winjoys’ grandmother says: “This issue is very complex to me. I am the only provider to my children and grandchildren, and it has been so hard to even pay their school fees. I have been struggling for real and when I see my granddaughter's condition, my heart is broken more. I am not able to offer anything at the moment. Kindly help me so that she can grow normally.”
Derrick is a pre-teen student who is being raised and cared for by a guardian. Unfortunately, his guardian has financial constraints and cannot afford more than the basic necessities for Derrick. As a result, Derrick has limited access to healthcare and needs financial support to improve his health. We expect that after treatment, his quality of life will improve, and he will be able to resume his studies. Since October last year, Derrick has had supra-umbilical hernia. The swelling has been progressively increasing in size and causing him pain, which made it difficult for him to concentrate while at school. If left untreated, the condition could progress and lead to intestinal obstruction. Fortunately, on April 12th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Derrick's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Derrick's guardian says “I am helping this little boy because he has no parents and I have no money to take this big step for his health. We hope he will resume school if he gets support for his surgery.”
Srey Tin is a clever third-grader from Cambodia. She lives with her parents and her 2-month-old sister in Banteay Mean Chey province. Her parents work in their village as rice and potato farmers. Srey Tin's favorite subjects are science and reading, and she would like to be a nurse someday. For the past two years, Srey Tin has been experiencing a sore throat and difficulty swallowing. Her symptoms have affected daily activities like attending school and eating. Srey Tin was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils and adenoids, which, if left untreated, will cause her symptoms to persist and potentially intensify over time. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $265 to fund a procedure to remove Srey Tin's tonsils and adenoid glands. The surgery is scheduled to take place on March 16th. After the procedure, Srey Tin will hopefully be relieved of her symptoms and live much more comfortably. Her mother hopes she will feel better after surgery and be able to return to school.
Sarin is a 60-year-old rice farmer from Prey Vieng province. She has four sons, two daughters and six grandchildren. She lives with her husband who is also a rice farmer. At home, she likes listening to monks pray on the radio or caring for her active grandchildren. Six months ago, Sarin developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision and photophobia. She has difficulty cooking for the family, and feels sad that she cannot go outside to help her husband. When Sarin learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and half hours seeking treatment. On January 2nd, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her left eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure. Sarin said: "I hope after this operation, I will able to plant rice and easily go to anywhere outside again."
Neang is a loving grandmother. She is 80 years old and lives in Battambang province with her husband. They have four sons, four daughters, and twenty-one grandchildren. She and her husband live with their youngest daughter who is a rice farmer. At home, she enjoys listening to the monks praying on the radio and joining ceremonies at the pagoda with her husband. Five years ago, Neang developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision, irritation, and tearing. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on her own. When Neang learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for five hours seeking treatment. On January 4th, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and place an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $253 procedure. Neang said: "I hope after surgery I can see more clearly, so I can see everyone's faces and go back to our pagoda."
Neng is a 70-year-old farmer from Kampong Cham province. She is married and lives with her husband and her twin sister, who is also a farmer. Together, they plant vegetables around their home to sell at the local market. Two years ago Neng developed a cataract in her left eye, causing her blurry vision, tearing, and sensitivity to light. The cataract interferes with Neng's ability to go about her daily life, and if left untreated, her visual impairment will only increase, posing more difficulties for her. When Neng learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for five hours to seek treatment. As a result, on January 4th, doctors at Kien Khleang Rehabilitation Centre will perform cataract surgery, and implant an intraocular lens in her left eye. Neng needs your help to fund this procedure, which costs $253, and which will allow her to resume her life, able to see clearly. Neng said: "I hope I can see everything and recognize faces clearly after surgery. I would like to plant more crops for sale to support our family."
Christopher is a 68-year-old, small-scale farmer from Uganda. He is a father of three, whose children are all in secondary school at different levels. Christopher and his wife grow beans, mainly for home consumption, while living in a mud house for shelter. For two years, Christopher has lived with a left inguinal hernia. He first developed an intermittent, painless inguinal swelling, that has grown over time. The swelling mainly appears whenever he coughs or does heavy work. It’s not painful, but Christopher is very worried about what might happen if his condition remains untreated. He understands that the hernia is at risk of strangulation, which could result in more serious medical issues. Fortunately, on January 19th, Christopher is scheduled to undergo hernia repair surgery at Rushoroza Hospital. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $170 to fund Christopher's surgery, which once completed, should allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Christopher says: “I am worried of what may come out of this condition if not treated. I hope to continue with my farming work more easily after my surgery.”
Bos is a 65-year-old retired rice farmer. She lives in Kompong Cham province in Cambodia and has one sister and one daughter. She lives alone near her sister's house and is supported by her daughter, who works on a nearby farm. About three years ago, Bos developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growth occurs when the conjunctiva is damaged by excessive exposure to the sun, causing abnormal cells to grow over the pupil. This condition impairs Bos' ability to see and function independently. Bos sought care from our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre. She will need surgery to remove the pterygium, and to receive a conjunctival graft, which should prevent a recurrence. Her procedure is scheduled to take place on January 31st at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. Now Bos needs your help to fund the $225 to cover the cost of the procedure. Bos said: "I hope after surgery my eye can feel better and I don't have to worry anymore."
40-year-old Ronald is a small-scale farmer and father of three who lives in Uganda. While he has a diploma in accounting and finance, he has been unable to secure a professional job, and now grows green vegetables, which he sells in order to provide for his family. His wife is a hawker, who sells secondhand clothes around their village. Ronald developed a small, painless swelling on the back of his head about ten years ago. In 2017, the swelling increased in size, and Ronald began to experience mild pain. He worries about leaving the growth untreated and is also finding it uncomfortable to sleep. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is here to help. On February 6th, surgeons at Rushoroza Hospital will remove the mass, alleviating Ronald's physical and emotional discomfort. Now Ronald needs your help to raise $145 to fund this procedure. Ronald says: “I have hope of looking normal again through surgery. I believe I will comfortably take on farming for the future well-being of my family.”
Charles, who is 62 years old, is a chatty and sociable farmer living in Uganda. Together, he and his wife have two sons and three daughters. Both Charles and his wife practice small-scale farming, which generates a small income they rely on. For two years, Charles has lived with a swelling on his left leg, which has been increasing in size over time. He limps while walking, and he is worried about the continued growth of the mass. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is here to help. On February 7th, surgeons at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale will remove the mass. Charles needs help raising the $137 to fund this procedure. Charles says: “I hope I can walk well again once I am operated on. I think with your support, all will be possible.”