Michael joined Watsi on April 7th, 2014. 39 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Michael's most recent donation traveled 5,600 miles to support Agripino, a farmer from Guatemala, to live a cancer-free life.
Michael has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 2 countries.
Agripino is a 24-year-old man living in Guatemala. He is from a rural farming village where he works in the fields, although this has become difficult to do under his condition. “Agripino came to us after several months of abdominal pain and distention,” our partners at Wuqu’ Kawog tell us. “We performed imaging studies which confirmed a tumor in his left kidney, consistent with kidney cancer. If not treated, this tumor will continue to grow and may even metastasize.” It will take $1,475 to fund the chemotherapy necessary to battle Agripino’s cancer. Since his cancer has not yet progressed to an advanced stage and hasn’t metastasized, our partner’s expect the chemotherapy to be a cure! Our partners tell us that Agripino is “upbeat and optimistic, and looking forward to beating this thing” – lets come together and make that happen!
When Djemsley was four-months-old, he started having seizures. His mother took him to our medical partner, Project Medishare, where he was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, fluid buildup in the brain. Djemsley's mother is extremely worried about him. Hydrocephalus causes extra pressure on Djemsley's nerves and blood vessels, putting him at increased risk of a stroke and vision loss. For $1,260, Djemsley will receive surgery to drain the excess fluid in his skull. Doctors say this will considerably decrease his risk of growing up paralyzed or having nerve damage. Let's help relieve his mom's worries and afford Djemsley a normal life!