Manindra joined Watsi on December 12th, 2019. 10 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Manindra's most recent donation supported Julius, a future pilot from Kenya, to fund hernia surgery.
Manindra has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 3 countries.
Julius is a young boy from Kenya and the oldest among his 3 other siblings. He is very ambitious and aspires to be a pilot in future. Recently, he was diagnosed with right inguinal hernia and requires surgery to repair it. He complained of a swell around his groin area and together with his mother, decided to observe it over time. However, for the past one month, Julius has been experiencing pain around the swollen location. He was taken to a local clinic and later referred to our hospital. With successful surgery, Julius will be able to lead a life free of the pain and achieve his aspirations. Julius comes from a humble background. His father sells coffee and mandazi to provide for the family. His mother is a housewife. The family is not able to raise funds needed for his surgery and so appeal for assistance. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $423 to fund Julius's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. “I want to be a pilot when I grow up,” says Julius.
Gracious is a baby boy from Tanzania. Gracious is a calm baby boy and the only child to his young parents. He has bilateral clubfoot which if not treated will result in permanent disability. After he was born, his parents were advised to take him to the hospital at three months of age. Upon review, surgeons advised for manipulation and casting surgery to correct the condition. Gracious's parents are casual labourers. His mother sells fruits and vegetables in the neighbourhood while his father is a casual construction site labourer. Their income is only sufficient to meet their daily needs. Gracious's relative referred them to our facility where the child was reviewed. His parents were asked for the hospital fee but are not able to raise it. If treated, Gracious will be able to walk upright and with ease. The family appeals for help. Fortunately, Gracious traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on October 15th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Gracious's clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to walk easily. Gracious’s mother says, “The cost of the treatment is high for us to afford, kindly help our son if it’s possible.”
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.”
Nhoem is a 71-year-old mother of seven from Cambodia. She has ten grandchildren, and in her free time she enjoys listening to the monks pray on the radio. One year ago, Nhoem developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her tearing and blurry vision. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Nhoem learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. On August 5, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $211 procedure. She says, "I hope I can see more clearly so I can return to the pagoda and join the ceremonies, and also recognize my relatives's faces."