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Keller Rinaudo

United States

Keller's Story

Keller joined Watsi on December 23rd, 2014. 108 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Keller's most recent donation traveled 8,200 miles to support Nahimia, a toddler from Ethiopia, for bladder repair surgery.

Impact

Keller has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 4 countries.

All patients funded by Keller

Saw Kyar

“I am really looking forward to being a normal boy again,” shares Saw Kyar. “I have been to the hospital many times and I want to be released from having to go to the hospital again and again.” Saw Kyar is a delightful five-year-old boy living with his aunt in Burma! Although he had a difficult upbringing and has faced many challenges, Saw Kyar is growing up well and becoming more active and playful, thanks to the help of family and friends. “Saw Kyar likes playing with his friends and is quite adventurous. He is always looking for different things to do,” says Saw Kyar’s aunt. Saw Kyar has severe burns, causing him serious physical deformities and impaired movement. “He has already received surgery to release a skin contracture on his face, neck, and arm [but] the top of his right foot has also sustained some quite serious burn contractures that make walking long distances difficult,” explain our medical partners at Burma Border Projects (BBP). “If he walks too much and the burn contractures on his foot stretch too far, they begin to split open, causing considerable pain.” “[After surgery] he will be able to walk and play with his friends,” continues BBP, “He will also feel more confident going out in public.” For $1,500, Saw Kyar can finally have the surgery necessary to release the skin contractures. When asked what he wanted to do after surgery Saw Kyar said, “I want to play in my village and go to school.” Let’s get this active boy back running around and playing freely without pain!

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