Deepa joined Watsi on April 22nd, 2013. 13 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Deepa's most recent donation supported Elisha, from Tanzania, .
Deepa has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 3 countries.
Elisha is a two-year-old boy from Tanzania who was born with a rare condition that makes it impossible for him to pass stool normally. As a result, Elisha requires a lot of care and attention and is unable to develop normally. Elisha's parents are doing their best to care for him, but as casual laborers earning very little money, they find it difficult to provide Elisha with the medical attention he needs to overcome his condition. His father told our medical partner, "I just pray that something can be done to help my boy be normal and grow like other children." For $1200, Elisha will undergo surgery to correct his condition and create a healthy anal opening for him. This operation will allow Elisha to fall into a normal routine. This will open so many doors for him - starting with allowing him to go to school with other kids and follow a normal development path. Let's give him the chance every child deserves to live a healthy life!
This is Amon's second time on Watsi. His first surgery didn't go as planned, so we're hoping to fund his second chance at health. Amon is a 17-year-old boy from Kenya who does well in school and hopes to become a policeman. He's been diagnosed with [cerebral arteriovenus malformation (AVM)](http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/brain-avm/DS01126), a disorder caused by an abnormal cluster of veins in his brain. Amon suffers from severe headaches, dizziness, incoordination, and is at risk of sudden death if his AVM hemorrhages (bleeds into his brain). Last month, Watsi donors [funded surgery](https://watsi.org/profile/7c2ddbf717e5-amon) to remove Amon's AVM. Unfortunately, when Amon's doctors began operating, they realized that his AVM is much larger and more complex than they originally thought. Now, Amon needs a second surgery. His doctors warn that his case is extremely difficult. But they say that if he doesn't have surgery, it's only a matter of time before his condition "will cause his death." When Amon's father found out that Watsi donors were going to have the opportunity to fund his son's treatment again, he said he was "speechless that people who have never met me and my son would carry our burden in their hearts." Let's show Amon and his family that they're not in this alone.
Santos is a delightful and funny 70-year-old Kaqchikel speaking woman living in Guatemala. She sought care due to severe chronic bleeding. Her medical providers discovered that she has cervical cancer. The cancer is still fairly contained. With treatment, she has a great chance of being cured. Santos is prepared to fight for her life. Her adult children are very supportive, but do not have the financial means to pay for treatment. Santos is grateful for any assistance she receives. We are raising $1500 to cover the full cost of her care. A donation of $100 can completely cover her medication or transportation costs. Other parts of the treatment include chemo and radiation therapy. With our support, Santos' bleeding will stop, her cancer can be cured, and she can look forward to a full life with her children!