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Jeremy Kent

MONTHLY DONORWatsi engineer, skier, surfer

United States   •   watsi.org   •   Born on May 8

Jeremy's Story

Jeremy joined Watsi on August 5th, 2014. Five years ago, Jeremy became the 338th member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 5,195 more people have become monthly donors! Jeremy's most recent donation traveled 8,500 miles to support Patrick, a young student from Kenya, to fund clubfoot correction.

Teams

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The Amigos!

5 members

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Watsi

14 members

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Team PTC

11 members

Impact

Jeremy has funded healthcare for 86 patients in 12 countries.

All patients funded by Jeremy

Loleku

Loleku is a friendly boy from Tanzania. Loleku is a four-year-old friendly boy, the firstborn to his mother and forth born to his father. His father has two wives and six children. Loleku suffered severe burns when he was one year old. His Masai clothing caught fire as he, together with his other siblings, were warming themselves in the open fire. His mother, who was out milking the cows, heard the cries and fortunately managed to put out the fire. However, Loleku sustained burns on his chest, stomach and pelvis. He spent 8 months in the hospital, where at one point his parents thought they would lose him. Fortunate for them, Loleku got better and was discharged. Loleku healed with contractures on his pelvis area making it difficult to use the toilet. He was brought to our facility when the father heard of visiting plastic surgeons and upon review, surgery was recommended. Loleku's parents are small scale farmers with little income to meet the total medical cost. The father sold some cows to settle the 8-month hospital bill. Currently, they are not able to pay for the planned surgery. they appeal for financial assistance. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Loleku receive treatment. On September 25th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to The release will allow Loleku use the toilet with ease. Now, he needs help to fund this $608 procedure. Loleku’s father says, “Please help my son this problem is going to bring stigma to him when he is grown up.”

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