Douglas joined Watsi on December 25th, 2014. 86 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Douglas' most recent donation supported Mursale, a child from Tanzania, to fund surgery on his legs.
Douglas has funded healthcare for 8 patients in 6 countries.
Douglas has funded healthcare for 8 patients in 6 countries.
Mursale is a child from Tanzania. Mursale is a three year old little boy and a third born child in his family, he is a calm but happy baby. Mursai’s father does small business in his hometown where by he sells construction sand and his mother is a small business woman, she own a small restaurant. Mursale was diagnosed with windswept deformity. His legs bow in a way to seem as though they are blown by the wind. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he has difficulty walking. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Mursale. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 19. Treatment will hopefully restore Mursale's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Mursale’s father says, “Please help my son get this treatment so that he is able to walk without difficulty.”
Ahmad is a baby from Tanzania. He is an only child to his young parents. Ahmad's father works at their local market selling vegetables and fruits. For five months, Ahmad has been experiencing difficulty breathing. He was recently diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, which are the soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Without treatment, this condition will cause Ahmad's symptoms to persist and possibly even intensify. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $609 to fund an adenoidectomy for Ahmad, which is scheduled to take place on October 19. Surgeons will remove his adenoids, hopefully relieving Ahmad of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably. Ahmad’s father says, “Please help us. We are unable to afford the surgery cost due to financial challenges.”
Simon is a baby from Kenya. He is being raised by a single mother who has been unable to find employment. Simon has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Simon has been experiencing an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, Simon will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Simon that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on December 19 and will drain the excess fluid from Simon's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Simon will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Simon’s mother says, “I am hopeful that my son will access and lead a normal life."
Sok is a first grade student from Cambodia. She has two younger brothers. She likes to paint and draw. Sok has strabismus in both eyes. Strabismus is a misalignment of the eye caused by injury or dysfunction in the associated nerves and muscles. It is difficult for her to see clearly. Sok traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On November 2, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a corrective procedure to align her eyes. Now, Sok needs help to raise $292 to fund this procedure. Her father says, "I worry about my daughter's vision and hope it can be improved."
Kamarweki is 82 years old, married, and father to ten children. Kamarweki has been living with a painful swelling on his scrotum for the past year, and it has made it increasingly difficult for him to work in his banana fields. Seeking treatment through our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Kamarweki is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery to alleviate his pain on July 11. He is requesting $139 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. “After the surgery, I hope to be well so I can continue caring for my banana plantation,” he says.
Meet Annah, a 65-year-old woman from Kenya. She is a mother of four children, who live with her in the family's ancestral house. She works in her small farm to support herself. Two years ago, Annah discovered a lump in her right breast. A biopsy performed at our medical partner's hospital, AIC Kijabe Hospital, revealed that she had breast cancer. On November 29, doctors performed a mastectomy procedure. This surgery will reduce the chance of cancer spreading to other parts of Annah's body. Annah needs help to fund this $816 treatment. When she learned about Watsi, our medical partner says she brightened up immediately. “I want to be well," she says, "I still want to continue serving God."
Meet one-year-old Saradjina from Haiti. She has hydrocephalus which means that there is excess fluid in her head causing brain swelling. "The baby cries a lot, sometimes she vomits, and has a fever," Project Medishare tells us. Hydrocephalus can be fatal if left untreated. With $1260 Saradjina would be able to have shunt replacement surgery to drain the excess fluid and release pressure on her brain. This is a prohibitive cost for Saradjina's parents who work hard in labor to make ends meet for their three children. "My wish for my little girl is to see her able to live a healthy life," Saradjina's father says. Let's fund Saradjina's care today so she can grow up healthy tomorrow!
“All I hope is that she will grow up to be a happy and healthy child,” says Koni’s mother. Say hello to Koni, a one-year-old girl from Burma who has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, or "water on the brain." She lives with her parents, who have been very stressed about being unable to afford treatment for their daughter. Without help, her condition can put fatal pressure on her brain. “After she was born, her head grew bigger with time. Now, her head is swollen, and the pressure of the liquid pushes her brain downwards,” explains our medical partner, Burma Border Projects. Each morning, Koni’s left eye is swollen and watery, leaving her uncomfortable and in pain. For $1,485 we can fund the surgery to drain the excess fluid and release the pressure in Koni’s brain. As she improves, her eyes will be able to develop, and she will be able to look at things like a normal little girl. Watsi donors, let’s ensure the health of this adorable baby!