Suneth joined Watsi on April 7th, 2014. 39 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Suneth's most recent donation traveled 8,500 miles to support Lilian, A 24-year-old expectant mother from Kenya, to receive prenatal and postnatal care.
Suneth has funded healthcare for 8 patients in 5 countries.
Suneth has funded healthcare for 8 patients in 5 countries.
“I dream of a better future where my children are educated, have steady work, and they can all depend on themselves,” shares Lillian, a cheerful 24-year-old woman from Kenya. Lillian and her husband, who are expecting their second child together, sell shoes and are small-scale farmers. Abdominal pain, headaches, and backache from her pregnancy have made it difficult for Lillian to continue her daily household duties. Lillian is hoping that Watsi donors can raise $290 to cover basic prenatal, delivery, and postnatal services. According to our medical partner, the Lwala Community Alliance, this will ensure a “safe delivery, reduced risk of complication, and increased knowledge of how to stay healthy and prevent disease.”
Meet Alice, a 32-year-old pregnant mother of five from Kenya. Alice loves sports, watching football, and music -- "even as we interview her there is a soft music playing in the background," says our medical partner, Lwala Community Alliance. Alice's pregnancy has been particularly difficult. She experiences lower back pain, abdominal pain and intense fatigue. She is a farmer, and notes that she is unable to do any weeding to allow for a good harvest. Her husband often stays in a nearby town, as it is closer to his work, so Alice must take care of her five children and the farm. With her limited finances, Alice currently cannot afford a safe and hygienic delivery in a hospital. For $290, Alice can deliver her baby in a safe health facility. "She can return to the farm so that she can get a good harvest to supplement their family needs," says our medical partner. Alice shares, “I hope my newborn will be an engineer if he is a boy and a nurse if she will be a girl. I also hope for a safe and healthy delivery for my baby.” Let’s help Alice gain access to the healthcare she and her baby will need to live full and happy lives!
Maudeline is a twelve-year-old girl who loves school but has been unable to go for the past two years because she has been too ill. "Maudeline was born with a condition called infundibular pulmonary stenosis," our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, shares. "The part of her heart that leads to her pulmonary artery is narrowed, causing blood to back up into her heart and the right side of her heart to fail. This makes her very tired and sick, and has been getting worse with age; if not treated soon, it will be fatal." Maudeline needs to travel outside of Port-Au-Prince to undergo surgery for her heart. Haiti Cardiac Alliance tells us, "Following surgery, Maudeline's heart failure will be reversed and she should have normal blood circulation throughout her body, giving her the energy to go to school and lead an active life." $1,500 will cover the cost of travel and preparation for her surgery. Maudeline says, "I am excited to go on an airplane and visit another country! It is like a dream to me." Let's help Maudeline recover from her heart condition so she can have the opportunity to lead a long and healthy life!
40-year-old Tula lives with her husband and two children in Nepal. She takes care of household chores, cooks for her family, and looks after their cattle. Tula has not received any formal education, but says she wishes for her children to read and write. Tula visited our medical partner after she tripped and fell down on her left hand as she was returning home after cutting grass for the cattle. Her doctors confirm, "she has pain and swelling at the wrist. She cannot move her hand. It is difficult for her to put clothes on or perform other simple activities as well." Her doctors report that Tula needs a thick cast below the elbow to allow her wrist to heal properly. It costs $205, and without Watsi donors Tula and her husband cannot pay the hospital for this care. Let's support Tula as she gets healthy!
Meet 12-year-old Felista. She is studying in primary school but her schooling has often been interrupted and progress has been difficult because Felista has hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is a condition that causes enlarged head size, intra cranial pressure, and "sun-setting" eyes. To escape brain damage, blindness, or even premature death, Felista needs surgery, but her parents are unable to raise the funds. The fourth born in a family of six children, Felista lives in Kenya with her parents and siblings. Felista’s father is a hawker in a nearby trading center, while her mother does small scale farming on their parent’s small land, both jobs bring in very little income. “It has been so difficult for me as a mother to bring up Felista and seeing her condition progress over time. I pray she gets treatment soon and that she lives a healthier life,” says Felista’s mother. For $980, we can give Felista a shunt incision. Watsi hospital partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation says, "we expect that the surgery will reduce the intra cranial pressure in Felista’s head and she will not suffer brain damage nor become blind.” Let’s help Felista grow up healthy!
Meet Juana, a two-year-old girl from Guatemala. Food is scarce for Juana's family, which includes eight brothers and sisters. As a result her diet is lacking both in quantity and quality. Juana has had numerous intestinal infections. These infections, along with malnourishment, have slowed her growth, caused developmental delays and have wiped out her day-to-day energy. "She is at the maximum age where intensive nourishment therapy can still be effective," our hospital partner writes. Which is why it is important that Juana gets care soon. The treatment to alleviate Juana’s malnourishment and monitor her growth costs $525. Your donation will give her back her energy and appetite, set her growth on track and give her the ability to play and learn alongside her peers. Let's help Juana out!
When she was younger, in order to help her family, Me Maw dropped out of school and stayed home to look after her siblings while her mother was at work. Without a high level of education, Me Maw now relies on work to support herself. However, she recently had to stop working when she started experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath, and heart palpitations. Doctors diagnosed her with rheumatic heart disease, a serious condition that is can be fatal if left untreated. Without an income, Me Maw cannot afford healthcare on her own. But for $1,500, we can pay for her to receive a procedure called a cardiac-mitral valve repair. This procedure will repair the part of Me Maw’s heart which makes sure that blood keeps circulating. Doctors say that she will be able to move around much more easily, without shortness of breath, and hopefully return to work. Let's give her a chance to live a normal, healthy life!
This smiley kid is Jeff, a one-year-old from Haiti. Jeff has hydrocephalus, a condition in which fluid accumulates in his skull and puts pressure on his brain. This condition is potentially fatal. Jeff's mother used to run a food-selling business, but business has been slow lately. As a result, she cannot afford Jeff's treatment. When Jeff is healthy, she says she intends to go to school to learn a new skill so that she can better provide for Jeff. For $1,260 a surgical procedure can be performed that will drain the excess fluids from Jeff's skull and save his life. His head will return a normal size and he has a good chance of a healthy, productive childhood. Let's help Jeff and his family out!