William joined Watsi on December 23rd, 2017. 22 other people also joined Watsi on that day! William's most recent donation supported Kebirungi, a woman from Uganda, to fund hernia surgery.
William has funded healthcare for 28 patients in 8 countries.
Kebirungi is a farmer from Uganda. She has eight children. Two years ago, Kebirungi has had a bilateral inguinal hernia. This causes her discomfort and pain. Fortunately, on May 21, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Kebirungi's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently. Kebirungi says, “I hope to get better quality of life and continue with cultivation after surgery.”
Jarred is an infant from Kenya. He has been diagnosed with encephalocoele, a type of neural tube defect in which brain tissues and overlying membranes protrude through openings in the skull. Encephalocoele usually results from a failure of the neural tube to completely close during fetal development. Without treatment, Jarred is at risk of developmental delays, brain damage, or premature death. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $929 to fund encephalocoele repair surgery for Jarred. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 12. Hopefully, the repair of this condition will allow Jarred to grow up healthy. Jarred’s mother says, “My prayer is to have my son treated and grow upright with less medical issues."
Dewel is a baby from Kenya. He has an umbilical hernia. Fortunately, on May 22, he will undergo repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $384 to fund Dewel's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. Jane, his grandmother, says, “I was shocked and scared when I was informed that Dewel will need surgery, but I felt that he needs treatment. I am confident that he will undergo a successful surgery."
Rayuth is a 32-month-old boy from Cambodia. He likes to play with his toy cars and has two older sisters. Rayuth has strabismus in both eyes. Strabismus is a misalignment of the eye caused by injury or dysfunction in the associated nerves and muscles. It is difficult for him to see clearly. Rayuth traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On May 15, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a corrective procedure to align his eyes. Now, Rayuth needs help to raise $292 to fund this procedure. His mother says, "I hope that after surgery, my son will be able to see straight and I won't have to worry about his condition anymore."
Inoti is a child from Tanzania. She is ten years old. Inoti was diagnosed with bilateral genu varus. Her legs are bowed outward. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, Inoti can barely walk. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Inoti. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 16. Treatment will hopefully restore Inoti's mobility, allow her to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease her risk of future complications. Inoti’s mother says, “My daughter is having difficulties walking.”
Lekeleni is a single mother of five from Malawi. She lives alone but enjoys going to church in her free time. She has four small grandchildren. Since June of last year, Lekeleni has been experiencing a swollen abdomen. She has been diagnosed with ovarian cysts, which are fluid-filled sacs on the ovaries. She needs to undergo an ovarian cystectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will excise the cysts. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $541 to fund Lekeleni's surgery. On May 2, she will undergo gynecological surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner's care center. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and seven nights of hospital stay. She says, "I am really looking forward to being fine so that I can live well and continue working again."
Alice is a baby from Kenya. She was born with a slight mass on her forehead and nose. Alice has been diagnosed with encephalocoele, a type of neural tube defect in which brain tissues and overlying membranes protrude through openings in the skull. Encephalocoele usually results from a failure of the neural tube to completely close during fetal development. Without treatment, Alice is at risk of developmental delays, brain damage, or premature death. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $929 to fund encephalocoele repair surgery for Alice. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 15. Hopefully, the repair of this condition will allow Alice to grow up healthy. “Please help my child,” says Alice’s mother.
Vanly is a boy from Cambodia. Nearly one month ago, Vanly suffered from a severe bicycle accident; one week later, he was unable to walk and was in a lot of pain. He struggles with daily lower back pain, and has lost all control of his legs. He spent two weeks at the Kantha Bopha Children's Hospital where he was diagnosed with Pott's disease; however, Vanly was unable to receive treatment because the hospital lacked the necessary medical supplies needed for his procedure. Vanly was then referred to the Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner, for spinal treatment. The doctors will perform a decompression surgery on his lower spine, ensuring that he will regain movement in his legs and no longer suffer any pain or loss of movement. Vanly looks forward to returning to school as soon as possible, as he hopes to become a police officer when he grows up. Surgery is scheduled for April 9 and will cost $930. His mother says, "I hope that my son's surgery is a success so that he will no longer suffer from pain and can walk on his own again. He can then return to school and I won't have to worry about him as much."
Dominick is a toddler from Tanzania. He is the first of two children. Dominick was born a healthy baby but he soon developed a left inguinal hernia. His condition is worsening as he is growing up. Fortunately, on April 11, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $539 to fund Dominick's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. Dominick’s mother says, “Please help my son get this treatment, so that he may be well.”
Leeso is a baby from Kenya. He is the youngest of four children. Leeso has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Leeso has been experiencing vomiting and barely feeds. Without treatment, Leeso will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Leeso that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 18 and will drain the excess fluid from Leeso's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Leeso will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. “I thank God for BethanyKids. My hopes have been revived,” says Leeso’s mother.
Lucy is a student from Kenya. She is the youngest in her family. Her parents are farmers. In late December, Lucy was hit by a public transport vehicle and suffered left tibia fractures. She has had multiple surgeries and is scheduled for more. Right now, Lucy walks with difficulty and without treatment, she risks further infection in the wound. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Lucy receive treatment. On January 15, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure to heal her chronic wound. Now, Lucy needs help to fund this $1,129 procedure. Lucy says, “I feel that my life has lagged behind. I wish to be treated and at least continue with my education and help my parents.”
Geoffrey is a young man from Kenya. He is a father of three and is employed to pick tea leaves on tea farms. A few days ago, Geoffrey was hit by a speeding vehicle. He suffered a mandibular fracture. It is painful and difficult for him to move his jaw, and he cannot eat or speak. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 1, Geoffrey will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The treatment will help his jaw heal and he will be able to talk and eat again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $640 to fund this procedure. “I know my wife and children will struggle for some time because no one is looking after them. I hope and believe God will make a way,” says Geoffrey.