We Do Care.
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RootSec joined Watsi on August 12th, 2016. 20 other people also joined Watsi on that day! RootSec's most recent donation traveled 5,900 miles to support Kriyoeur, a man from Cambodia, to fund ear surgery.
RootSec has funded healthcare for 17 patients in 6 countries.
RootSec has funded healthcare for 17 patients in 6 countries.
Kriyoeur is a 28-year-old hairdresser from Cambodia. He has one daughter and likes to watch You Tube and use Facebook. When he was ten years old, Kriyoeur had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in his left ear to perforate. For this reason, Kriyoeur experiences discharge, hearing loss, and tinnitus. He has a difficult time communicating with others as the ear drainage affects his hearing ability. Kriyoeur traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On February 5, he will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in his left ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. He says, "I hope that after surgery, my hearing will improve hearing and the ear discharge and tinnitus will stop."
Lastin is a baby from Kenya. She is the youngest in a family of four children. Lastin has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. Without treatment, Lastin will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Lastin that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on February 4 and will drain the excess fluid from Lastin's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Lastin will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. “I came all the way with the little transport money I had to BethanyKids in faith that somehow we will get assistance," says Lastin’s mother.
Hong is a rice farmer from Cambodia. He has two sons, three daughters, and ten grandchildren. He likes to listen to monks praying on the radio. Two weeks ago, Hong developed a cataract in his left eye, causing him blurry vision and irritation. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Hong learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for four hours seeking treatment. On January 7, doctors will perform an intra-capsular cataract extraction and an intraocular lens implant in his left eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $211 procedure. He says, "I hope I can spend time at the local pagoda and spend time with my grandchildren."
Putheavy is a young woman from Cambodia. She has two brothers and two sisters. She likes to read, watch TV, listen to classical music, and go for walks. One year ago, Putheavy was in a motor vehicle accident, and her right leg and ankle were compressed. She went to a clinic where they gave her a dressing and some painkillers. Ever since the accident, she has had difficulty waking and has ankle pain. Putheavy developed a flexion contracture in her ankle and needs to undergo an operation to release the contracture. Surgery is scheduled for January 3 and will cost $417. She says, "I hope I can walk easily again. I look forward to returning to school."
Andrés is an active and happy 13-month-old baby boy from Guatemala. He loves to play with his sisters and sing and clap. Andrés's mother takes care of the family's household, and his father works as a construction laborer. Andrés was recently diagnosed with malnutrition, a condition that results from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients. On June 12, Andrés will begin growth monitoring at Clinic Miller, our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $492 to cover the cost of Andrés's micronutrients and food supplementation. Funds will also go towards an educational program that will teach Andrés's mother how to create nutrient-rich diets for him using limited resources. "Thank you for supporting my son," says Andrés's mother.
Jackyto is a six-year-old boy from southern Haiti. He is in the first grade and likes going to school and drawing. Jackyto has four siblings and his parents are farmers. Jackyto was born with a heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. This means he has a hole between two chambers of his heart and a muscular blockage in one of the heart's valves. As a result, not enough oxygen is delivered to his body, leaving him sick and weak. Although Watsi has already funded Jackyto's [transportation](https://watsi.org/profile/e95b7420cae8-jackyto) to the hospital for his surgery, he is still in need of $1,500 to cover exams, heart surgery prep, and medications. Have a Heart Cayman is also contributing $22,000 to the costs of his heart surgery. "I am so thankful Jackyto will be able to travel for his surgery!" says Jackyto’s mother.
Gladis is a two-month-old baby girl living with her family in the rural highlands of Guatemala. Gladis's mother has been unable to produce enough breast milk for her, and has resorted to feeding her warm sugar water to fill Gladis up. This limited diet is insufficient and has dangerous implications for Gladis's health. Lactation failure can lead to starvation, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalances that cause seizures. Brain development during this period is particularly sensitive and continued malnourishment could put Gladis at risk for long-term damage. Our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq, is requesting $1,162 to fund Gladis's treatment, which will begin on June 22. Gladis will receive formula, micronutrients, and food supplementation, as well as regular growth monitoring. Community health workers will also teach her mother how to create a nutrient rich diet using limited resources. Hopefully Gladis's continued treatment will allow her to gain weight, strengthen her immune system, and catch up with other children her age. Gladis´s mother says, “Thank you for the support we will get. Thank you to the donors for helping children in Guatemala, especially for helping Gladis. With the help of the program, I will see my child grow little by little.”
Alter is a two-year-old boy from the Philippines. He loves to play with balls. He lives with his family in a small house made of bamboo and thatched palm leaves. Alter's father works as a driver. Alter has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens his growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he will begin $268 malnutrition treatment on February 24. Alter will be treated by International Care Ministries (ICM), a Watsi medical partner. One out of five children under five in ICM communities is either severely or moderately malnourished. Worldwide, poor nutrition is associated with nearly half of all deaths in young children. In remote communities and urban slums of the Philippines, the lack of clean water and unclean environments add risk to potentially fatal childhood diseases. ICM’s home-based feeding program provides nutrient-enriched food packs to ensure malnourished children get additional food to regain normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development. After identifying a child as malnourished, staff and community volunteers make weekly visits to monitor this child’s progress. To help sustain the health of the child, ICM’s professional staff educate the mother, guardian, or other family members about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, and organic vegetable gardening. Alter's mother says, "I hope that someday my child will finish his studies."
Princess is a two-year-old girl who loves to play with her barbie dolls and other toys. She has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens her growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, she will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 21. Princess will be treated by International Care Ministries (ICM), a Watsi medical partner. One out of five children under five in ICM communities is either severely or moderately malnourished. Worldwide, poor nutrition is associated with nearly half of all deaths in young children. In remote communities and urban slums of the Philippines, the lack of clean water and unclean environments add risk to potentially fatal childhood diseases. ICM’s home-based feeding program provides nutrient-enriched food packs to ensure malnourished children get additional food to regain normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development. After identifying a child as malnourished, staff and community volunteers make weekly visits to monitor this child’s progress. To help sustain the health of the child, ICM’s professional staff educate the mother, guardian, or other family members about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, and organic vegetable gardening. Her mothers hopes that Princess will "finish her studies and have good health."
Carlos is a one-month-old baby boy from Guatemala. His lives with his parents and eight older siblings. His father works as a day laborer, and his mother is a homemaker. Carlos is experiencing lactational failure. He does not receive proper nutrients due to his mother's inability to produce sufficient breast milk. To stabilize his condition, Carlos was given a preliminary supply of formula, but his parents cannot afford to buy a continuous supply. On February 16, Carlos will begin treatment at our medical partner's care center, Clinic Miller. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $1,107 to cover the cost of Carlos's nutritional supplements. Funds will also go toward a nutrition education program for his mother. "I want to thank you for the help Carlos will receive," says Carlos's mother. "God bless you for what you do."
Faisal is a nine-month-old boy who was born in Tanzania. He was diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia. A hernia occurs when an organ or tissue bulges through weakened muscles. Without treatment, he may suffer intestinal damage and blockage. Faisal is being raised by his single mother, who balances owning her own café and raising her son. She brought him to our medical partner's care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre, where he will undergo a repair procedure on January 9. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $610 for Faisal's treatment. "I hope that my child is able to be healed," says Faisal's mother.
Bildad is a 24-year-old man from Kenya. He lives in a rental house with his wife and child. Bildad's younger siblings are in school, and he helps to pay their school fees. He earns a living selling khat plant in his village, while his wife works as a laundress. In early December, Bildad fell from a moving vehicle and fractured his mandible. He was brought to our medical partner's hospital, AIC Kijabe Hospital, to receive first aid and undergo an x-ray. On December 16, he underwent an open reduction internal fixation procedure to mend his jaw. This treatment lowered his risk of continuing pain or other complications. Bildad cannot afford healthcare, so he needs our help to fund this $640 treatment. “I want to be well and continue providing for my family," he shares.