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Furkan Cengiz

MONTHLY DONOR

Turkey   •   furkancengiz.com   •   Born on July 2

Furkan's Story

Furkan joined Watsi on May 16th, 2015. Five years ago, Furkan joined our Universal Fund, supporting life-changing treatments for a new Watsi patient every month. Furkan's most recent donation traveled 4,600 miles to support Vireak, an 18-year-old student from Cambodia, to fund a spinal surgery to alleviate scoliosis.

Impact

Furkan has funded healthcare for 62 patients in 12 countries.

All patients funded by Furkan

Ruth

Ruth is a 15-year-old from Kenya who has special needs. She is a student at Limuru Cheshire Home (a center for girls with physical/mental disabilities) and was admitted to the institute in 2019. She was born into a family of two, being the firstborn followed by a brother who lives with her aunt. Her mother, who was a single mom, died when Ruth and her brother were young. This led to the two being separated and since Ruth is more vulnerable, she was left under the care of their grandmother. Together they live in a two-roomed house and they depend on the local community for upkeep. Life has become more difficult now that Ruth's grandmother cannot move around even for firewood since she has to ensure Ruth’s safety. Ruth has clubfoot that makes her walking extremely difficult. Last year she was brought to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center CURE Hospital, where she was recommended for surgery. Since her grandmother cannot afford the treatment, her surgery has not yet taken place. The surgery would highly enhance Ruth's mobility as well as improve her self-esteem and ability to socialize with her peers. Fortunately, surgeons at our partner hospital will perform clubfoot repair surgery on October 12th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Ruth's clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to walk easily. “I will appreciate any kind of support give to make my granddaughter walk comfortably,” Ruth’s grandmother told us.

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$979raised
$307to go