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Samuel Robbins

MONTHLY DONORiOS Developer from CLE. Just trying to help where I can.

United States

Samuel's Story

Samuel joined Watsi on June 8th, 2014. Five years ago, Samuel became the 898th member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 4,637 more people have become monthly donors! Samuel's most recent donation traveled 8,700 miles to support Emmanuel, a young boy from Tanzania, to fund leg surgery.

Impact

Samuel has funded healthcare for 55 patients in 10 countries.

All patients funded by Samuel

Emmanuel

Emmanuel is a young boy from Tanzania. He is the only child to his mother and they receive little support from his father, making their daily needs hard to meet. Emmanuel's mother noted his legs bulging outwards and got worried. Efforts to seek health care were hard since she had no income and Emmanuel's father ignored the concern. His mother saved some income and took him to the hospital where he was advised on calcium diet to strengthen the bones and return to the hospital after three months. He did not improve, rather his walking became difficult. Emmanual was seen by an employee from our hospital and referred them to our facility. He was diagnosed with genu varus, a condition that limits a child's ability to walk. He had surgery recommended to correct the condition. Once treated, Emmanuel will be able to walk with ease. His mother sells vegetables to earn a living. she is worried that her son's surgery might not be possible due to limited income. She hopes that with kind support, he will be able to walk. She appeals for financial assistance. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Emmanuel. The procedure is scheduled to take place on October 18th. Treatment will hopefully restore Emmanuel's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Emmanuel’s mother says, “I am only concerned about our Emmanuel’s legs as I am unable to afford the treatment cost and his father is not supportive, please help him get his legs corrected.”

74% funded

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$621raised
$217to go