Rebecca joined Watsi on April 28th, 2020. 13 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Rebecca's most recent donation supported Markon, a two-month-old baby from Ethiopia, to fund a double hernia repair.
Rebecca has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 2 countries.
Markon is a baby from Ethiopia. He is a cute baby boy who exclusively breastfeeds. His mother is a 16-year-old teen who ran away from her home at age 10 because of abuse and she lived in an orphanage until she turned 15. She did not go to school because she suffers from a heart condition that causes her to faint, and she would even faint on her way to school. After Markon’s mother got out of the orphanage she met a man who got her pregnant. He moved to another state and does not want to be involved in their baby’s life. A charitable organization now supports her with her food, shelter, and on her basic needs. Since birth, Markon has had inguinal hernias. The hernia causes him discomfort and he often cries. Fortunately, on February 13th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $562 to fund Markon's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. She said “After the treatment I believe, he will get better. And I have a dream to educate him. And I hope he will achieve big in his life.”
Mwesiga is a farmer from Uganda. He is a married father to six children, three boys and three girls all married and self-employed as small-scale farmers. He earns a living through practicing small-scale farming and so does his wife. Since three years ago, Mwesiga has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area. This hydrocele causes him lower abdominal pain and this is affecting his ability to work on his farm. Fortunately, on March 10th, he will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $139 to fund Mwesiga's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Mwesiga says, “I hope to get well after my surgery so as to regain my strength and continue with cultivation.”