Alice joined Watsi on September 11th, 2017. 15 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Alice's most recent donation traveled 7,000 miles to support Kaboha, a man from Uganda, to fund hernia repair surgery.
Alice has funded healthcare for 8 patients in 3 countries.
Alice has funded healthcare for 8 patients in 3 countries.
Kaboha is a clerk from Uganda. He is married and a father of eight children. Since birth, Kaboha has had umbilical hernia. If not treated, the hernia may result in intestinal tissue damage and death. Fortunately, on October 10, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $249 to fund Kaboha's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. He says, “After surgery I will resume working as a town clerk.”
Santos is a mother of five from Guatemala. For a year, she has experienced troubling gynecological symptoms. Santos underwent a pap smear test with the nurses in our medical partner's women's health program, and the results of her pap came back positive. Though Santos does not currently have symptoms, she still needs to undergo a colposcopy, which is a guided biopsy procedure that removes affected areas of the cervix. A colposcopy is often curative for cancerous or precancerous lesions of the cervix, and it is therefore is the best way to prevent the spread of cervical cancer. With $218 in funding, Santos will consult with a specialist who will perform the colposcopy. Even if cancer or pre-cancer is found in her biopsy results, this procedure is often curative. Following a colposcopy, Santos will be able to better understand her condition and return to caring for her family. The procedure is scheduled for October 30. She says, "Although I am nervous for the procedure, I am very grateful for the financial and emotional support that I am receiving through your organization."
Dickens is a teenager from Kenya. He is in seventh grade and is a very strong student. He wants to be an engineer when he grows up. He also enjoys dancing and playing soccer. Dickens was born with genu varus, or bow-leggedness. He cannot walk properly and cannot run. He is scheduled to undergo a surgery that will realign his bones so that he will be able to walk normally. Surgery is scheduled for November 22 and will cost $1,165. He says, “My desire is to walk without any difficulty, that’s why we are seeking for support to undergo for surgery.”
Nsungwa is a farmer from Uganda. She is a mother of six children. For eight years, Nsungwa has had a femoral hernia. If not treated, the hernia may result in intestinal tissue damage. Fortunately, on October 10, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $249 to fund Nsungwa's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently. She says, “After surgery I will resume working in my fields.”
Tabitha is a casual laborer from Kenya. She is a single parent to two children. Tabitha washes clothes and cleans houses in order to earn a living and educate her children. Tabitha 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 Tabitha. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 23. After treatment, Tabitha will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. Tabitha says, “My hope is to be treated and raise my children. I wish that my living conditions will improve with time."
Nyongore is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. She is married with six children. For six years, Nyongore has been experiencing lower abdominal pain and headaches. She has been diagnosed with chronic pelvic inflammatory disease. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $208 to fund Nyongore's surgery. On March 7, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Nyongore will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Nyongore says, “I hope to get better and continue with cultivation after surgery.”
Kagamba is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. She is married with six children. Ten years ago, Kagamba developed a right knee swelling. She has difficulty walking and moving about. Kagamba traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On January 11, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Kagamba needs help to raise $187 to fund this procedure. Kagamba says, “I hope to continue with small-scale farming after surgery.”
Jenipher is a 17-year-old student form Uganda who is expecting her first child. She enjoys studying English, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. She works alongside her family to grow crops for sale. Because of Jenipher's youth, her doctors consider her pregnancy to be high-risk. They recommend that she receive medical attention before, during, and after labor to ensure a safe delivery. On July 7, she will begin to receive supplements and attend antenatal checkups and health education classes. She will deliver her baby in the hospital, and she will undergo a C-section if necessary. After birth, Jenipher and her baby will be monitored by the hospital staff. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting $241 to fund hospital monitoring for Jenipher. Jenipher's mother is extremely grateful for the care her daughter will receive. She says, “I wish to send all my thanks to the donors for their help with my daughter’s pregnancy. Raising three children by myself is difficult and I don’t have much extra money. This is a blessing.”