Sundar joined Watsi on August 7th, 2015. 39 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Sundar's most recent donation supported Rathanak, a student from Cambodia, to fund a quadricepsplasty procedure on his leg.
Sundar has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 4 countries.
Rathanak is a ninth-grade student from Cambodia. He has two brothers, and enjoys playing football, reading books, and listening to music in his free time. Seven years ago, Rathanak received a poorly administered injection in his left thigh. He is unable to bend his leg fully and often walks abnormally. His left leg is now shorter than his right leg, and because of this he also experiences back pain. When Rathanak learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On November 19th, surgeons at CSC will perform a quadricepsplasty procedure of his left leg to help him walk again without any pain or difficulty. Now, Rathanak needs help to fund this $413 procedure. "I hope that my son's surgery goes well so he will no longer suffer from his condition and I won't have to worry about him." -Rathanak's Mother
Arinaitwe is a student and the youngest in the family of five children. She has two brothers, one is a driver and another one is a teacher in a local private primary school. All of her sisters are married, one is a nurse and another is a small-scale farmer. Arinaitwe's parents are also small scale farmers, but her father mostly brews local alcohol called ‘waragi’. Arinaitwe is a first-year student at Kabale University and is pursuing a degree in education. Arinaitwe arrived at hospital presenting with right iliac fossa pain, which she has experienced for two years now. Her condition is associated with a backache. She feels pain when she lifts a heavy load and has joint pain, especially late in the evening. She often experiences headaches as well. All this has caused her to have a poor quality of life and if not treated, her pain and discomfort will persist. Her doctors have diagnosed her with Ovarian Cysts. They will perform a cystectomy treatment to restore her health. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $220 to help cover the cost of her surgery. Arinaitwe shared, “I am hopeful for a better life after my surgery as I will be relieved from all the pain I have been experiencing. I will be able to continue with school after the COVID-19 lockdown.”
Evelyne is a five-year-old girl from Kenya. She's the second born in a family of three children. Evelyne suffers from congenital angular deformity, a condition in which the joints or bones themselves bend abnormally. Her bones are also very weak and keep breaking. Because of her condition, Evelyne cannot walk or stand on her own, making it difficult for her to play with other kids or attend school. Evelyne has been treated with casting, but her condition has not improved. On June 22, Evelyne will undergo corrective surgery to treat her condition. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,165 to cover the cost of the surgery, five nights of hospital stay, medication, and medical supplies. “My joy is to see my daughter rising up and walk after surgery. I would also want to see her going to school. Due to the struggles I am experiencing, I would request for your help,” says Evelyne's father.
Meet Johnny, a 30-year-old man from Haiti. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance (HCA), tells us, “Johnny lives in Port-au-Prince with his older sister. Their mother passed away when they were young, and they grew up in an orphanage.” Johnny is studying to be an engineer. In his spare time, he loves going to church—he attends almost every day. HCA explains, “When Johnny was about 12 years old, he contracted a rheumatic fever which severely damaged the mitral and aortic valves of his heart.” This condition makes Johnny constantly sick and unable to hold a job or further pursue his studies. Johnny has been living with heart disease for most of his life, but he recently found out that without a valve replacement he has months to live. In order to receive the surgery he needs, Johnny must go overseas. $1,500 will cover the cost of Johnny’s transport to, and stay, abroad to receive care. He will receive surgery to remove the damaged valves and replace them with artificial metal valves. Following surgery, HCA reports, “Johnny will have to take blood tests and medication for the rest of his life, but he should be able to lead a normal and healthy life.” Johnny shares, “I hope that God will bless everyone who has given me this chance, everyone has treated me like their own family and I am very grateful.”