PUJA joined Watsi on March 28th, 2018. 9 other people also joined Watsi on that day! PUJA's most recent donation supported Enelo, a young baby from Haiti, to fund heart surgery.
PUJA has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 3 countries.
Enelo lives in a small town in southwestern Haiti with his mother and father; he is their first child. Shortly after birth, he was diagnosed with two holes in his heart: atrial septal defect, between the two upper chambers; and ventricular septal defect, between the two lower chambers. During surgery, doctors will use patches to close both of these holes so that his heart can pump blood normally.
Baraka is a two-year-old boy from Kenya. He is cheerful baby and an only child to his single mother. Baraka lives with his mother and grandmother. His mother sells clothes in their neighborhood. Baraka was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Baraka has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Baraka will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on February 12. AMHF is requesting $459 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. His mother says, "I have gone round many hospitals but have been unable to raise money for the surgery. I pray for help because I was told if he grows up like that he may not father children. I hope my boy can be helped to grow up like other boys."
Seu is a 77-year-old nun from Cambodia. She has one nephew and two nieces. She has one sister and likes to spend time with her family. She also enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio. One year ago, Seu developed a cataract in each eye, causing her partial blindness, tearing, and cloudy lenses. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Seu learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for one and a half hours seeking treatment. On February 6, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure. Her niece says, "I am worried that her vision is declining. I hope surgery will help her see again."