Mustafa joined Watsi on August 11th, 2016. 17 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Mustafa's most recent donation supported Abdillah, a boy from Tanzania, to fund tonsil surgery.
Mustafa has funded healthcare for 19 patients in 9 countries.
Mustafa has funded healthcare for 19 patients in 9 countries.
Abdillah is a child from Tanzania. He is the last born in a family of four children. He is a playful child who loves spending time with his friends. Abdillah's mother is a stay-at-home mother, while his father sells fruits in the market. For three years, Abdillah has been experiencing breathing problems and sleep apnea. This leads to frequent illness, and it will likely affect his school attendance when he starts school. Abdillah was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils, which, if not treated, will cause his symptoms to persist and possibly intensify over time. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $633 to fund a tonsillectomy for Abdillah, which is scheduled to take place on February 8. Surgeons will remove his tonsils, hopefully relieving Abdillah of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably. Abdillah’s mother says, “Thank you for helping us get this treatment. I am very grateful for all the help and support given to us.”
Noeun is a rice farmer from Cambodia. He has four children and likes being active by walking and fishing. For two years, has has been experiencing bilateral hip pain and difficulty walking. He is not working and can't do his regular activities, such as looking after his house. Fortunately, Noeun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre. At CSC, surgeons can perform a total hip replacement to relieve Noeun of his pain and allow him to walk easily. Treatment is scheduled for January 8, and Noeun needs help raising $1,025 to pay for this procedure. He says, "I am not able to help my family like I could before."
Fagson is a 68-year-old Malawian farmer who lives with his wife and extended family. His sons and daughters handle the more physically demanding farm work, while Fagson does other necessary chores, like fetching firewood and tending to the animals. Lately, Fagson has been dealing with the pain and discomfort associated with an enlarged prostate. This issue has left him unable to work and enjoy his time off with his family. Fagson will undergo prostate surgery on August 10. His family needs help raising $733 to pay for surgery. Fagson is looking forward to his procedure and going home happy and healthy.
Samuel is a 20-month-old little boy from Haiti. He is his parents' first child. His father works as a vendor to support their family, and his mother stays at home to look after him. Samuel was born with a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia. This means that Samuel has a hole between two chambers of his heart and is missing one of the four valves of his heart. On July 25, Samuel will be traveling from his home in Haiti to our medical partner's care center, Health City Cayman Islands, in the Cayman Islands. There he will undergo heart surgery. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is asking for $1,500 to help cover the cost of Samuel's surgery prep. Another organization, Have a Heart Cayman, has contributed $27,000 towards his treatment. We are also fundraising for his [transportation costs](https://watsi.org/profile/842333e978ee-samuel). "We are so glad to know that there are people who are willing to help Samuel!" says his mother.
Htay is a 30-year-old woman who lives in Thailand with her husband and four children. While she and her second oldest daughter work as day laborers on corn and chili plantations, Htay's husband recently had to quit his job in order to look after their two youngest children at home. After giving birth to her youngest child, Htay received an intrauterine device (IUD) as part of her family planning. Recently she experienced severe abdominal pain and vomiting. Her neighbor, concerned for her health, sent Htay to Mae Tao Clinic. There she was referred to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), as an emergency case. BCMF is requesting $1500 to fund an abdominal hysterectomy for Htay. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 24 and, once completed, will hopefully relieve Htay from her recent pain and discomfort.
Cesar is a 50-year-old married father of four who lives in Guatemala's rural highlands. His and his wife's joint sales of small rings provides a source of family income. For years, Cesar worked as an agricultural laborer in the local countryside. Unfortunately, Cesar suffered an accident that resulted in the need for an amputation of his leg at the hip. For many years now, Cesar has struggled to walk, go to work, and complete daily tasks. Our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq, is requesting $1,166 to cover the cost of a prosthetic leg for Cesar. The start of Cesar's fitting and molding sessions is scheduled for July 7. Receiving this prosthesis will positively impact Cesar's life, hopefully allowing him to walk more easily, comfortably, and independently. “I hope that by recovering my leg I can do something with my life. With our business we only earn pennies. Hopefully with the new leg I will be able to do something new, something unique,” expresses Cesar.
Meet Dickson, a 14-month-old baby from rural Uganda. Dickson loves to play with his older brothers at home when they return from school. Dickson has severe malnutrition, and the symptoms have worsened recently. Dickson is often lethargic and has a bad cough and painful diarrhea. Dickson's mother has tried de-worming tablets and herbal medicine, but his condition has not improved. A village health volunteer found transportation for Dickson and his mother to visit our partner care center, Bwindi Community Hospital. Dickson's mother has been ill for the past three months and was unable to walk her baby all the way to the hospital. She is thankful for the transportation and malnutrition treatment. Our medical partner, The Kellerman Foundation, requests $316 for treatment that will help Dickson grow into a healthy toddler. He is scheduled to begin treatment on June 5. “I thank the donors for the support toward my baby getting treatment. I do not know what I would have done if there was no such support since I am down and not been able to work for the last few months," says Dickson's mother.
Chamroeun is a 32-year-old construction worker from Cambodia who is married with two sons. In his free time, he likes to watch the news on TV. About six months ago, Chamroeun developed a cataract in his right eye. This has caused him to have blurred vision, burning, and irritation in his eye. As a result, it is difficult for him to see things clearly, work, or go anywhere outside by himself. Chamroeun traveled for one and a half hours with his wife to reach our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), for treatment. On June 6, eye surgeons at CSC will remove the cataract from Chamroeun's right eye so that he will be able to see clearly again. He is requesting $153 to cover the total cost of the procedure.
Chea is a 61-year-old corn and crop farmer from Cambodia. He is married and has four sons, two daughters, and six grandchildren. In his free time, he likes to listen to the news on the radio and watch boxing. One year ago, Chea developed a cataract in each eye, causing him blurred vision. Chea has trouble seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and working on his own. When Chea learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours to seek treatment. On April 25, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, Chea will be able to see clearly again. Now, he needs help to fund this $292 procedure.
Peter is a 46-year-old man who lives with his two children in central Kenya. He works as a musician, writing gospel songs and singing in churches in his village to raise money to support his family. On January 14, 2017, Peter was struck by a vehicle as he crossed the road. He sustained a fracture in his right femur and a cut on his forehead. He was taken to the hospital, where he was advised to undergo a surgical procedure to reposition and set the broken bone and enable faster healing. Peter could not afford the fee for the surgery. The little money that he earns as a musician is barely enough to take care of his family's basic needs. Peter came to our medical partner's care center, Nazareth Hospital, for evaluation and treatment of his broken leg. He is now scheduled to undergo repair surgery on February 27. Peter needs help raising $998 to pay for surgery, X-rays, lab tests, physical therapy, medication, and surgical supplies. "My dream is to be able to produce music in a commercial way and uplift my family," shares Peter. "I, therefore, request Watsi to support me to be able to walk again."
Sofia lives with her parents and siblings in rural Philippines. She loves to play with her siblings, cousins, and their neighbor's children. Sofia and her parents live in a small, bamboo house with electricity. They purchase water from the water district. Sofia has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens her growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, she will begin $268 malnutrition treatment on February 20. Sofia will be treated by International Care Ministries (ICM), a Watsi medical partner. One out of five children under five in ICM communities is either severely or moderately malnourished. Worldwide, poor nutrition is associated with nearly half of all deaths in young children. In remote communities and urban slums of the Philippines, the lack of clean water and unclean environments add risk to potentially fatal childhood diseases. ICM’s home-based feeding program provides nutrient-enriched food packs to ensure malnourished children get additional food to regain normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development. After identifying a child as malnourished, staff and community volunteers make weekly visits to monitor this child’s progress. To help sustain the health of the child, ICM’s professional staff educate the mother, guardian, or other family members about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, and organic vegetable gardening. Sofia's mother says, "I wish for Sofia to finish her studies, and that she can recover from her malnutrition and grow up healthy."
Neil Jhon, fondly called "Jimboy," is a one-year-old boy from the Philippines who lives with his family in a small house. At home, Neil Jhon enjoys playing with his sisters. Neil Jhon has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens his growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 21. Neil Jhon will be treated by International Care Ministries (ICM), a Watsi medical partner. One out of five children under five in ICM communities is either severely or moderately malnourished. Worldwide, poor nutrition is associated with nearly half of all deaths in young children. In remote communities and urban slums of the Philippines, the lack of clean water and unclean environments add risk to potentially fatal childhood diseases. ICM’s home-based feeding program provides nutrient-enriched food packs to ensure malnourished children get additional food to regain normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development. After identifying a child as malnourished, staff and community volunteers make weekly visits to monitor this child’s progress. To help sustain the health of the child, ICM’s professional staff educate the mother, guardian, or other family members about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, and organic vegetable gardening. Neil Jhon's mother says, "I hope that Neil Jhon will recover from malnutrition and finish his studies."