Kathy joined Watsi on January 4th, 2016. 39 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Kathy's most recent donation supported Princess, a child from Tanzania, to fund burn contracture release surgery.
Kathy has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 3 countries.
Princess is a child from Tanzania. She is is a beautiful girl and an only child. Princess’s mother is a housewife while her father works as a casual laborer in a factory. In 2018, Princess had gone out to play while her mother was inside doing house chores and she had left drinking water to boil on their stove. As Princess was coming back into the house she fell over the stove and the hot water poured all over her chest burning her badly. Contractures from the burn scar have made it difficult for her to move freely. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Princess receive treatment. On November 15th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her move her head again. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure. Princess’s mother says, “Now my daughter can move her neck compared to before, if she is able to get this next surgery she will be able to fully move her neck, please help.”
Rene is a young student from Kenya. She is in the second grade. She is also the only child to her single mother. Renee likes reading books. Rene has clubfoot of her left foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Rene traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on January 23. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Rene's clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to walk easily. “I am kindly requesting for support so that she can be able to walk completely well without any support. God bless you," Renee’s mother says.
Meet Melany, a 10-month-old baby girl from Guatemala. Melany is an only child. Her mother stays home to manage the home while her father is a coffee worker and sells wood. Our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq (WK), tells us that Melany was born from a complicated pregnancy and with low birth weight. Melany has been diagnosed with acute malnutrition. WK informs us, "Melany spent her first month of life in an incubator and fed formula and then was returned to her mother at 4 weeks of age to go home." Melany's condition can be fixed with access to appropriate treatment. Treatment includes, "growth monitoring, supplementation, and medication for her to make a full recovery," shares WK. "Without intervention she will face the long-term effects of malnutrition and be at risk for other acute illnesses." Treatment will cost a total of $512, which includes nutritional education for Melany's mother. Melany's mother shares, "I will do whatever it takes for my daughter."