Michael joined Watsi on September 28th, 2014. 9 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Michael's most recent donation traveled 9,000 miles to support Kasinjeni, a man from Malawi, to fund prostate surgery.
Michael has funded healthcare for 57 patients in 11 countries.
Michael has funded healthcare for 57 patients in 11 countries.
Kasinjeni is a farmer and father to six from Malawi. During this free time, he likes to watch football and spend time with his 18 grandchildren. Since January 2019, Kasinjeni has been experiencing urinary difficulty and pain. These symptoms are caused by an enlarged prostate, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia. He needs to undergo a prostate resection surgery, a procedure in which surgeons will remove part of the enlarged gland. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $733 to fund Kasinjeni's surgery. On April 9, he will undergo prostate surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner's care center. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and two weeks of hospital stay. He is happy about the surgery and his family is thankful. He is looking forward to working again without pain. He says, "Thank you Watsi for this assistance."
Simon is a man from Kenya. He is a father of two children. He operates a small business. In September 2018, Simon was in a road accident. Since then, he has undergone four surgeries to treat injuries to his tibia bone. Now, he needs to undergo a bone transport to treat a bone infection. If not treated, Simon will be at risk of further complications, including a total bone infection that might result into amputation. Fortunately, his surgery is scheduled for March 6. Now, he needs help raising $1,500 to fund this procedure. Simon says, “I hope that soon I will continue providing for my family."
Linn Thu is a 18-year-old boy from Burma. He lives with his grandparents, parents, and two younger brothers. In his free time, Linn Thu likes to visit his friends and listen to music. Linn Thu was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Linn Thu feels tired and experiences chest pain. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Linn Thu. The treatment is scheduled to take place on February 22 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. “I would like to get a good job to earn a living after I recover,” says Linn Thu.
Lemi is a baby from Ethiopia. He is the third child in his family. He loves to play and laugh with people. Lemi was born with an abnormal bowel condition. He underwent a surgery that offered a temporary solution, but he needs to undergo another surgery to fully repair the condition. This procedure is scheduled for January 15 and will cost $1,500. His mother says, "We are financially struggling to pay for medication and to provide him treatment." Let's help Lemi's family raise money for surgery!
Nikolaus is a baby from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of three children. Nikolaus’s parents are farmers. Nikolaus has clubfoot of both his feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Nikolaus traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on September 10. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Nikolaus's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk again and without pain and discomfort. Nikolaus’s mother says, "It hurts us to see him this way but there was nothing we could do due to money problems. We will always be grateful for your help.”
Daw Win is a 45-year-old widow from Burma. She lives with her daughter and she works as a vendor selling newspapers. Daw Win was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, she experiences chest pain, difficulty breathing, and heart palpitations. She cannot walk long distances and feels more tired when she is active. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Daw Win. The treatment is scheduled to take place on August 8 and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably. Daw Win says, "I want to go back and work after my treatment."
Ravy is a girl from Cambodia. She loves to study the Khmer language and history. She loves to eat oranges and other fruit. She likes to play outside with her friends and watch TV shows. She has two sisters and a brother. In October 2017, she was in a motor vehicle accident and fractured her right tibia. Ever since, she has been in pain and has difficulty walking. She needs to undergo an osteotomy procedure to fix her fracture and help her walk easily again. This will greatly improve her mobility and quality of life. Surgery is scheduled for June 7 and will cost $390. Her father says, "I hope my daughter's leg is healed so she can walk easily again."
Thomas is a toddler from Tanzania. He has two siblings. Thomas was diagnosed with genu varus, which means his legs bow outward at the knee. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. This has affected his mobility. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Thomas. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 5. Treatment will hopefully restore Thomas's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Thomas’s mother says, "I will be so happy to see him walk well please help us."
Iloveda is a young woman from Haiti. She lives on an island off the west coast of Haiti with her parents, who are both farmers. Iloveda is in the seventh grade in school, and would like to be a nurse or a teacher when she grows up. Iloveda has a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, in which a hole exists between the two lower chambers of the heart and a muscular blockage prevents adequate blood flow through one of the valves. This condition leaves her sick and short of breath, and would eventually be fatal. Iloveda will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On May 8, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will close the hole with a patch, and remove the muscular blockage. Another organization, HeartGift Foundation, is contributing $20,000 to pay for surgery. Iloveda's family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and checkup and followup appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Iloveda's family overseas. She says, "I am excited to have a healthy heart and to do everything I want to do without getting tired!"
Rene is a child from Kenya. She is a first grader and only child to her single mother. Rene likes reading and is among the best students in her class. She lives with her grandparents in Western Kenya, while her mother works as a maid in the capital city, Nairobi. Rene has clubfoot of her right foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Rene traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on April 23. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Rene's clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to walk easily and play comfortably with her friends. Renee's mother says, "I will be happy to see my daughter walking, surgery will improve her self-esteem, and she will be able to continue with her studies without any difficulty."
Lucy is a farmer from Kenya. She is married and a mother of an 11-month-old baby. Lucy has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Without treatment, the cancer may spread to other organs. A mastectomy, a surgery to remove breast tissue, has been suggested to rid her body of breast cancer and to prevent the cancer from metastasizing. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $816 to cover the cost of a mastectomy for Lucy. The procedure is scheduled to take place on March 12. After treatment, Lucy will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. Lucy says, “I wish to be there and see my child grow. I appeal for assistance.”
Rahma is a child from Tanzania. She is the first born in her family. Rahma’s mother is a stay-at-home mother and her father is a public bus conductor. Rahma was diagnosed with bilateral genu varus. Her legs are bowed outward. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, it is difficult for her to walk. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Rahma. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 9. Treatment will hopefully restore Rahma's mobility, allow her to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease her risk of future complications. Rahma’s mother says, “Thank you for treating my daughter. God bless you all.”