Johannes joined Watsi on November 25th, 2013. 11 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Johannes' most recent donation traveled 8,700 miles to support Eva, a woman from Tanzania, for a knee replacement surgery.
Johannes has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 3 countries.
Eva is receiving care at a one-week surgery camp made possible by visiting surgeons from two US-based organizations; WOGO (Women Orthopedist Global Outreach) and Operation Walk, at our partner hospital in Tanzania. Watsi has committed to posting as many patients from the camp who need financial support as needed. Eva is a mother of six children and a grandmother of fifteen children. She currently has two milking cows and sells fresh milk in town. One rainy day, while walking with a bucket full of milk on her head, she slipped and fell down. The bucket full of milk hit her just above her right knee. "Ever since that accident she started having problems with her knee," staff at our hospital partner write. "Slowly by slowly she had to sell her cows as she could no longer take care of them. Four of her children are married and struggling to take care of their families and two children are still depending on Eva. va has been taking care of the whole family and now she needs help to treat her knee so that she can continue to care for her family." For $960 Eva will receive this essential knee replacement at the WOGO surgery camp. She says, “If I can only walk without feeling the pain on my knee, I’ll get more cows and sell more milk and life will be much better at home. I still have strength, I just can’t do much because of my knee.”
Anil is 10-years-old and loves playing football with his classmates. He lives with his parents and three siblings in Nepal where he spends his free time going on adventures. Anil's adventures have been put on a hold by a recent fall onto his hands which fractured both bones of his left forearm. Anil normally tends to his family's cattle while his father tends to crops and his mother works as a day laborer. Since his injury, Anil has not been able to tend to cattle, go to school, or even eat and sleep. His mother says, "It's for these children that we work so hard. My only wish is to see him back in football field with his friends." For $205, Anil will have his arm put in a cast to immobilize the bones and allow them to heal. After his arm heals Anil will be able to return to school, play with his friends, and help his parents around the house!
Ramesh is a curious five-year-old boy who lives with his parents and younger brother in Nepal. Recently, Ramesh was looking after his family's goats and injured himself in the brave act of trying to protect one goat from another. Ramesh has been unable to move his hand since the incident and his parents have had to spend time looking after their son instead of farming their fields. His father says, "I will never send Ramesh to graze goats from now on. I will send him to school as soon as he gets better." For $205, Ramesh will have a splint put on his arm to help his bone heal. With this treatment, Ramesh will be able to care for his brother and start going to school. Let's help Ramesh get well and back to playing!
This smiley guy is Said. Said is an infant from Somalia whose parents hope he will “become a great leader in our country and change it for the better.” Said was born with an open bladder, which puts him at risk for infection and social isolation as he grows up. Said’s parents traveled across the Somali border into Ethiopia to seek treatment for him. Traveling through Somalia is not easy, and they needed donations from friends and family just to cover the transportation costs to get to our partner hospital. For $1,500, we can pay for Said's bladder exstrophy repair surgery and allow him to grow up healthy!