Pushkar joined Watsi on April 30th, 2019. 17 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Pushkar's most recent donation supported Ann, a farmer from Kenya, to fund a mastectomy.
Pushkar has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 3 countries.
Ann is a farmer who lives with her husband in the Eastern region of Kenya. Ann practices subsistence farming with her husband and their four children are all grown and tending to their own families. Ann 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 Ann. After treatment, Ann will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. “I am afraid it will get worse if I am not treated. Please help me,” says Ann.
Sarah has a cardiac condition called pulmonary atresia, in which one of the four valves of the heart is missing, and blood cannot adequately reach the lungs. Last year, she underwent a procedure called a cardiac catheterization to confirm that her condition can be fixed; now, she is ready to proceed with the surgery. Sarah lives with her parents and older brothers in a neighborhood of Port-au-Prince; she likes playing with her cousins and her neighborhood friends. Sarah's mother said, "We know this is a very big surgery for Sarah but are hopeful that when it is done her heart will be normal."
Malacky is a student from Tanzania. He is the seventh in a family of nine children. When he was five years old, Malacky was accidentally burned with hot boiling porridge. He sustained extensive burns to his neck and chest. He is not able to move his head freely. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Malacky receive treatment. On March 4, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so he will be able to move his head freely again. Now, he needs help to fund this $832 procedure. Malacky says, “I want to be able to eat without food coming out of my mouth as I chew, I will be very happy to look normal like my friends. Please help me get this treatment.”