Devin joined Watsi on December 3rd, 2018. 15 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Devin's most recent donation supported Sokea, a girl from Cambodia, to fund nerve repair surgery.
Devin has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 2 countries.
Sokea is a twelve-year-old girl from Cambodia. She was born with a congenital deformation of her left foot. She is unable to properly extend and move her foot or walk normally. Surgery will help to lengthen the Achilles tendon, allowing for further range of motion and congruent length of both her legs. She will also be able to walk and move her leg and foot without any difficulty. Surgery is scheduled for July 9 and will cost $497. Sokea is the youngest of five children, and she hopes to become a doctor when she gets older.
Angel is a child from Kenya. Last year, she fell on boiling cooking oil. She suffered extensive burns on her face, neck and right hand, spending six weeks in the hospital. She healed, but with contractures. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Angel receive treatment. On July 2, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her stretch her hand and use it freely. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,176 procedure. Angel says, “I want to be a teacher."
Patience is a baby from Kenya. She is the second child in her family. Unfortunately, Patience was born with an unusual condition that causes bowel dysfunction. If not treated, she is at risk of developing infections. Fortunately, Patience is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on October 2. Her family needs $708 to fund this procedure.
Bethwel is a baby from Kenya. He is the youngest in a family of three children. Bethwel’s parents are subsistence farmers. Bethwel 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, Bethwel has been experiencing an increasing head circumference that is disproportionate to the rest of his body. Without treatment, Bethwel will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $685 to cover the cost of surgery for Bethwel that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on October 2 and will drain the excess fluid from Bethwel's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Bethwel will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Bethwel’s mother says, “I long for the day I will see Bethwel normal just like his siblings."