Jaclyn joined Watsi on January 7th, 2021. 19 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Jaclyn's most recent donation supported Sylvia, a future doctor from Kenya, to fund clubfoot repair surgery.
Jaclyn has funded healthcare for 8 patients in 3 countries.
Jaclyn has funded healthcare for 8 patients in 3 countries.
Sylvia is a 14-year-old student and her favorite subjects in school are mathematics and chemistry. She shared that she would like to be a doctor in the future. Sylvia is the oldest child in a family of two. Her mother is a single mom and works hard as a laborer whenever she can get work. Sylvia has clubfoot of the left foot, a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes her difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Sylvia to receive treatment. She visited AMH's care center where surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on July 6th. Now, AMH is requesting $1,286 to fund Sylvia's procedure. After treatment, Sylvia will be able to walk with ease and wear shoes. She will continue with her studies and hopefully achieve her dream of becoming a doctor. Sylvia shared, "my desire is to walk well like other girls and continue with school without any interruptions."
Mbabazi is a 64-year-old small scale farmer and a mother to one child. She works hard and supplements her income by working casual jobs in other people's farms. For close to three years now, Mbabazi has had severe lower abdominal pain associated with backache and other symptoms. Mbabazi is not able to do strenuous work due to back pain. She had been managing the pain with painkillers until she visited Nyakibale Hospital, where doctors recommend that she have a hysterectomy to treat her condition. Once treated, she will be out of risk of anaemia. However, Mbabazi cannot afford the cost of her care, and appeals for financial support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Mbabazi's surgery. On April 6th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Mbabazi will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Mbabazi shared, "My only hopes of having my health restored is by undergoing surgery and with your support, I hope it will surely be possible. I really hope the severe pain and bleeding will end."
Kyarisiima is a 28-year-old mother with three children and currently expecting her fourth. Kyarisiima is the firstborn in a family of two children. Her sister is married and earns a living as a small scale farmer, as do both of Kyarisiima's parents. Kyarisiima stopped school after completing the seventh grade due to her family's lack of school fees. Instead, she farmed at home until she was married when she was 20 years old. Currently, she and her husband both practice farming in order to support the family. Kyarisiima presented with scan results indicating that she has moderate oligohydramnios, or a low level of amniotic fluid. She reports that she delivered all of her children via c-section due to pregnancy risks and on Kyarisiima's last antenatal visit, doctors recommended that she deliver via caesarean section. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Kyarisiima receive this procedure. They are requesting $252 to fund her procedure. On January 26th, surgeons at their care center will perform a C-section surgery that will allow her to deliver her baby safely. Kyarisiima shared, “I am really so happy having found out about Watsi and believe that I will have a healthy child because of your support. Thank you."
Kyarisiima is a farmer and a married mother to eight children with three sons and five daughters. Most of her children are still in school, but one son is a motorbike driver, another son is a taxi driver, and one daughter is married. Kyarisiima and her husband earn a living from small scale farming. They normally grow food crops for the family to eat, and often sell off the surplus to generate an income. Eight years ago, Kyarisiima began to experience troubling symptoms, including profuse sweating at nights with a hoarse voice and a dry throat. She was diagnosed with a goiter, an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Kyarisiima receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on March 2nd at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252, and she and her family need help raising money. Kyarisiima says “I will be happy to have better health once I undergo my surgery under your program. I hope to continue with farming.”
Twahiru is an 8-month-old baby boy from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of five children. About four months ago, Twahiru developed a bilateral inguinal hernia. The hernia causes him a lot of pain due to the swelling, so he is very irritable. Twahiru is not feeding well and gets very little sleep at night. His mother first noticed the swelling when he was six months old, but when they brought him to the local hospital, they were told the swelling would disappears as he grew up. As time went on, the swelling increased in size significantly, continuing to cause Twahiru more discomfort. However, Twahiru's parents are unable to afford the cost of his care. Since they do not have a stable income, they are forced to go out every morning seeking day jobs on other people's farms in order to support their family. Getting treatment for Twahiru has been challenging, and they have had to borrow money at different points or seek out herbal treatment for him. Twahiru's parents appeal for financial support for their son. Fortunately, on February 15th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $566 to fund Twahiru's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Twahiru’s mother shared, "Our baby does not feed well, and he is always crying due to the pain caused by this condition. Please help him have this surgery as we can’t afford the cost.”
Nosiligi is a 10-year-old girl and the seventh born child in a family of eight children. Nosiligi's father passed away when she was two years old, leaving her in her mother's care. Her mother is able to practice small scale farming on land that they own to make a living for the family. When she was two years old, Nosiligi was playing with other siblings when she accidentally dipped her left hand in hot porridge. As a result, she sustained severe burns. Nosiligi is not able to utilize her left hand with ease due to the contractures that formed when her burns healed. Her mother was scared that Nosiligi might be discriminated against by other pupils due to her scars, so she kept her from attending school for the time being. Through Watsi funding, Nosiligi was able to go through a first round of surgery on her wrist and recovered well. She now requires a surgery to help correct her left fingers, and her family appeals for financial support for her care. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Nosiligi receive treatment. On March 2nd, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help improve the mobility in her fingers. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Nosiligi’s mother shared, “I have no means of paying for my daughter’s second-stage surgery. Kindly help us.”
Kyogabirwe is a 32-year-old mother of two who came to our Medical Partner's Care Center Nyakibale hospital for her antenatal visits and doctors have advised her to deliver through a caesarian section to ensure her health and that of the baby. Kyogabirwe however is worried about the cost of this delivery. She lost her nursery teaching job when Covid-19 arrived and schools were closed. Their family's only source of income is her husband's small motorcycle business, but the income is not enough to meet the cost of living and medical cost. Kyogabirwe shared, “I will really be grateful for your support. COVID19 has really affected us financially. After I recovery from the c-section, I hope to continue with farming.”
James is a 14-year-old boy and the second-born in a family of five children. James is a hard-working boy who helps to look after his father’s cattle, requiring him to walk a long distance in search of green pasture. James has not had a chance to join school due to his parent’s financial challenges. His parents are small-scale farmers and livestock keepers. They work hard to make ends meet, and are living in a very difficult environment. James was diagnosed with left genu varus, also known as bowleggedness. This condition causes his left leg to bow inwards so that his knees touch when walking. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. James is having difficulty walking because his left leg curves as we walks, affecting his gait. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for James. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 5th. This treatment will hopefully restore James's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. James shared, "Please help correct my leg because I can’t walk well anymore and am even unable to go out and graze my father’s cattle. I appreciate any support you can provide.”