Pragya Jalan
Pragya's Story

Pragya joined Watsi on March 28th, 2013. 14 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Pragya's most recent donation supported Saphas, a smart 10-year-old student from Uganda, to fund his hydrocele repair surgery.


Pragya has funded healthcare for 106 patients in 12 countries.

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Godius is the second born child in a family of two children, in Uganda. His elder sibling is 3 years old and hasn’t started school. His mother is a small-scale farmer, while his father is a boda boda (motorcycle) taxi driver who transports luggage around their village to earn a living for his family. His family lives in a three-room mud house. Since birth, Godius has had a right inguinoscrotal hernia. His mother decided to take him to the hospital after a few months and she was advised to take him back for surgery after six months. A month ago, Godius started developing an on and off inguinal swelling especially whenever he cries. Godius was taken to Kabale Referral Hospital and a surgery appointment was given. His case has since missed several appointments due to long waiting lists and his mother is now worried. They decided to seek treatment at Rushoroza Hospital where the surgeon has also recommended surgery. If not treated, strangulation of the hernia is likely to occur in the long run, limiting Godius to live a poor quality of life; he may also be unable to attend school in the future. His parents cannot afford the surgery, and need financial assistance. Fortunately, on November 7th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $170 to fund Godius's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Godius' mother says, “My son’s condition is worrying and may deteriorate if not treated on time. I believe that he will get well through surgery and be able to start school once the right time comes.”

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