Stephen joined Watsi on March 7th, 2019. 17 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Stephen's most recent donation supported Ashley, a baby from Kenya, to fund colostomy closure.
Stephen has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 2 countries.
Ashley is a baby from Kenya. Ashley’s father is employed casually in a company in the Coastal region of Kenya. Her mother on the other hand is a full-time mom. Ashley lives with her parents and elder sister in a two-room house with an income that barely sustains their needs. Ashley underwent a colostomy, in which the end of the colon is brought through an opening in the abdominal wall. This surgery is often performed to bypass bowel malformations, but colostomies are usually temporary and may call for closure. In Ashley's case, her colostomy requires closure in order to restore bowel function and prevent future complications. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $619 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Ashley. The surgery is scheduled to take place on October 29th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently. “The journey has been long and tedious, but hopefully we will make it through soon,” says Ashley’s mother.
Katungye is a laboratory assistant from Uganda. For one year, Katungye has had a right inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him discomfort and pain. Fortunately, on March 5, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Katungye's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Katungye says, “I am hopeful for restoration of my hope after the surgery and I continue with my business until I get a job.”