Eduardo joined Watsi on December 30th, 2014. 44 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Eduardo's most recent donation supported Nishant, an eight-year-old boy from Nepal, to treat fractures in his hand.
Eduardo has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 2 countries.
Meet Nishant, an eight-year-old boy who lives with his mother and brother in Nepal. “Nishant enjoys solving problems in mathematics and playing volleyball and football,” says our medical partner, Possible. Nishant sustained fractures in his right hand after he slipped while walking. He currently requires assistance from his mother to eat and perform other daily activities. Furthermore, he is unable to attend school due to the pain and swelling. Nishant’s father works in India to support the family, but they cannot afford treatment. For $224, Nishant will undergo a closed reduction procedure to align the bones in his hand, after which he will be placed in a plaster cast. Once the bones heal, the cast will be removed and Nishant will regain full use of his hand. His mother shares, “Nishant is excited to return home and be with his brother once his treatment is over.”
“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!