Ginger joined Watsi on November 27th, 2017. Ten months ago, Ginger became the 3224th member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 1,181 more people have become monthly donors! Ginger's most recent donation supported Merida, a mother from Guatemala, to fund glasses.
Ginger has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 2 countries.
28-year-old Merida lives with her parents and eight-year-old son in Guatemala’s rural highlands. After a recent visit to a free clinic, Merida was diagnosed with myopia, or nearsightedness. This means that Merida struggles to see objects that are far away. Through our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq, Merida is scheduled to have an eye evaluation and get fitted for prescription lenses on June 12. She is asking for $552 to cover the total cost of her treatment. Merida shares that her greatest dream is to support her son so that he can grow up happy and have the opportunity to pursue his dreams and goals.
Steven is a two-year-old boy from Tanzania. He loves being around other children. Steven has clubfoot of his both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. After several casting sessions at a local clinic, Steven and his family were referred to a regional hospital for further treatment. However, they did not have the money to pay for treatment. Fortunately, Steven traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on November 28. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Steven's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he should be able to walk normally, engage fully with his friends, and start school. Steven’s father says, “I am optimistic that my son will get the treatment and be able to walk normally. I cannot wait for him to start school.”