Daniel joined Watsi on May 9th, 2014. 36 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Daniel's most recent donation traveled 7,800 miles to support Rehma, a baby girl from Uganda, to treat her hydrocephalus.
Daniel has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 3 countries.
Say hi to Rhema, a sweet four-month-old baby girl living in Uganda! Rhema lives with her parents and older siblings. Her mother, Nancy, stays at home with the children while her father works for the local government as a district counselor. Rhema was born with hydrocephalus, which is an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain. This condition causes massive head size and "sun-setting" eyes, causing reduced vision. Without surgery, Rhema is likely to suffer brain damage due to the increased intracranial pressure. Rhema’s mother says, “we live and survive by the grace of God, baby included.” Let’s raise $1750 to help Rehma survive through an endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV). This treatment will relieve the fluid build up on her brain, allowing the swelling in her head to decrease. This will put Rhema out of danger of blindness and further damage to her brain.
Meet Gift, a two-week-old baby boy from Kenya. Gift lives in a single-room home with his mother and two older siblings. Gift’s mother is a single mom and works hard selling merchandise to support her family. Gift was born with spina bifida and has an open mass on his back. Without treatment, the open mass is likely to get an infection. He also has an accumulation of fluid in his brain. If this goes untreated it will cause brain damage. To prevent infection and brain damage, Gift will need to undergo a spina bifida closure, a procedure his family cannot afford. “It has been quite difficult for me, but I am glad I have found a place where Gift can be treated. I’ll appreciate any support towards Gift’s surgery,” says Gift’s mother. "We expect that the surgery will close the wound on Gift's back and he will be able to live a normal and healthy life," our hospital partner writes. With $980, we can help give Gift these things.
Meet Esvin, an adorable one-year-old boy from Guatemala. For several months now, Esvin has been falling behind on his growth curves, especially when it comes to height. Because of this, Esvin's motor development is delayed, he has a poor appetite, and is plagued by frequent diarrhea. Esvin's mother is a single mom whose social supports and income are very limited. She has trouble making ends meet. Doctors warn that if appropriate interventions aren't taken to correct his nutritional status, Esvin is at risk of being permanently stunted in both growth and cognitive potential. For $525, we can provide Esvin and his mother with the support needed to help him regain his appetite, overcome his chronic infections, and resume a path towards normal growth and development. Let's help Esvin grow up to live a happy and healthy life!