Gavin joined Watsi on March 12th, 2013. 1,773 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Gavin's most recent donation traveled 8,100 miles to support Jane, an aspiring nurse from Kenya, to fix her broken leg.
Gavin has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 3 countries.
“I had planned on attending nursing school this year, before the accident happened. I hope to still fulfill my dream and become a nurse one day,” says Jane. Say hello to Jane, a 21-year-old woman from Kenya with a right tibia fracture. "Earlier this year, Jane was in an accident that left her unable to walk without support. Since then, she has already undergone four surgeries but is now in need of a bone transport," our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, tells us. Jane is the ninth child in a family of ten. Although none of her older siblings are employed, they have seen each other through school and always ensured that they had their basic needs met. While her siblings have worked hard to meet the costs so far, they are no longer able to raise enough money for their sister’s next treatment. $1,500 can help alleviate this family's financial strain and pay for Jane's procedure. Without our help, Jane’s leg could get severely infected and may even need to be amputated. Watsi donors, let’s make sure she gets the treatment she needs!
This is Mahmud, a happy and cheerful one-year-old boy with a keen fascination for musical toys. His parents are young newlyweds in Tanzania; his father works as a laborer in the surrounding farms and his mother works at home. Mahmud has bilateral clubfoot, a congenital disorder which will likely develop into early osteoarthritis if his condition is left untreated. Unable to walk on the soles of his feet, or for his heels to touch the ground, Mahmud needs to be carried around by his mother. "I will be happy to see my son able to walk properly, the ability to walk allows one to perform many other activities," says Mahmud’s mother. Mahmud's family lives in a mud home with a small garden, from which his mother sells vegetables to supplement their income. Mahmud's parents want to help their son receive the medical care he needs, but the cost of treatment is unaffordable. For $1,160 we can fund Mahmud's treatment at the African Mission Healthcare Foundation. The operation will correct the bones in his feet, allowing Mahmud to improve his gait and take his first independent steps. Mahmud will then be able to get around on his own, enabling his mother to continue her education and the family to walk together towards a brighter future. Let's make sure Mahmud keeps on smiling!
“We really hope that something can be done to help Joseph walk properly again," Joseph's parents tell us. "His condition is affecting him psychologically, and lately, he has been avoiding going out to play with his friends. We want him to be able to continue with his education.” Meet Joseph, a quiet 13-year-old boy from Tanzania who has bilateral genus varus, or knocked knees. He used to love running and playing soccer, but now he involves himself more with indoor activities. “At first, he could walk without feeling any pain. Now, he often complains of pain in his knees,” explains our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. Because walking long distances is difficult, Joseph’s parents had to move him to a nearby school. However, he only has two more years to complete his primary education. After that, they are worried, as there are no secondary schools close by for him to attend. For only $940, we can pay for the surgery necessary to straighten Joseph’s lower limbs. Without our help, his parents, who are small-scale farmers with seasonal income, will not be able to cover the cost of corrective surgery. Let’s work together to ensure Joseph can go to school!
Abdar is a 6-year-old boy who was born with clubfoot, a common condition in which the foot is turned inward. Because of the condition, it’s difficult for Abdar to walk, run, or play. Without treatment, Abdar will be unable to live a normal, active life. Fortunately, Abdar can have corrective surgery on his feet. His doctors say, “the surgery will allow Abdar to someday walk and play properly and will open a whole new world of opportunities for him.” Abdar comes from a small village in Ethiopia. He and his father traveled for two days by bus to get to the CURE hospital. Abdar’s father cannot afford to pay for his son’s surgery, but he is hopeful that we can raise enough money for Abdar to get the treatment he needs.