Hans Limiki
Hans' Story

Hans joined Watsi on January 1st, 2016. 30 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Hans' most recent donation traveled 11,000 miles to support Edson, a baby boy from Guatemala, to fund malnutrition treatment.

Impact

Hans has funded healthcare for 10 patients in 6 countries.

All patients funded by Hans

Flora is an 18-month-old girl from Tanzania, born on June 29th, 2014. She is the seventh and last child in her family. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), shares, “Although Flora has delayed to start walking, she is able to sit and she is now trying to crawl. She likes to play with soft dolls and toys that can make sounds.” AMHF reports, “When Flora was born, she was not able to pass stool the normal way and her mother did not notice because she was seeing some small amounts of stool together with urine.” Flora did not want to breastfeed and she vomited often. Seven days after she was born, Flora was taken to the hospital with a distended stomach. “After a thorough examination, Flora was found to have anorectal malformation,” a condition in which the anus is improperly formed and stool is unable to pass regularly from the body. Flora underwent an emergency colostomy- a surgical procedure in which an alternative route is created for stool to exit. However, she now requires a 3-stage surgery—posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP)—to reposition the anus and rectum. Later she will need a colostomy closure to seal off the alternative passageway created in her original surgery. Flora’s mother needs financial support to cover the $1,500 PSARP operation. Three months before Flora’s birth, her father passed away, leaving her mother’s small vegetable garden as the family’s source of income. AMHF explains, “Flora’s on and off sickness meant frequent medical bills which have been a huge burden for Flora’s mother.” While Flora and her mother are admitted for treatment, Flora’s eldest brother and sister are continuing the vegetable business. Though she continues to struggle with low appetite, frequent vomiting, and a resultant inability to gain weight, AMHF states that after her surgery, “Flora will have the ability to pass stool normally and regain her appetite hence, continue with normal growth.” “I just hope my baby will get well, have the ability to eat well, pass stool normally and continue with normal growth,” said Flora’s mother.

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