Yan joined Watsi on April 25th, 2014. 11 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Yan's most recent donation supported Justin, a first-grader from Kenya, to fund clubfoot treatment.
Yan has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 2 countries.
Justin is a jovial 7-year-old girl from Kenya. She is a class 1 pupil at Kisisi Primary School and her family hails from Igoji village in Meru County. Justin is an only child, her mother stays at home with Justin’s elderly grandmother while their aunt is a peasant farmer. Justin has clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Justin traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on April 6th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Justin's clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to walk easily without the deformity. “My joy is to see Justin walking like other children. I am pleading for support that will make her undergo surgery and continue with her studies uninterrupted.” --Joyce, Justin’s aunt told us.
Meet Julia, a stay-at-home mother of nine children from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After the birth of her ninth child, Julia noticed that a large mass had developed in her left breast and formed a ball under her armpit. Julia experienced extreme pain, resulting in loss of sleep and limited function of her left arm. After a consultation at a local hospital, Julia was diagnosed with breast cancer. Julia was referred to our medical partner's care center, St. Luc Family Hospital, where she received four sessions of chemotherapy. On February 15, Julia will undergo a mastectomy to remove all the breast tissue and cancerous cells. Our medical partner, Innovating Health International, is asking for $1,085 to fund Julia's surgery. Julia says that her husband is her biggest supporter and that their family encourages her to keep fighting.
Meet Wandia, a new patient at Kijabe Hospital, one of our partner facilities in Kenya. Wandia is a beautiful 9-month-old who is her parents' firstborn. Her father is a laborer and her mother a housewife, and together they own a piece of land where they farm for subsistence. Wandia was born with spina bifida, a mass on her back that could lead to kyphosis and scoliosis (an abnormally curved spine), and an inability to control her bowel and bladder. She is also at risk of developing life-threatening infections. Wandia's mother is worried about her first daughter and says, “My prayer and hope is that Wandia’s surgery will be successful and that she will be able to recover soon.” For $980, Wandia will receive surgery to close the neural tube in her spine, which will remove the mass on her back and allow her to live a healthy life!