Kieran joined Watsi on February 14th, 2017. 24 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Kieran's most recent donation supported Srey Leak, a girl from Cambodia, to fund clubfoot correction.
Kieran has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 3 countries.
Srey Leak is a second grader from Cambodia. She loves playing with her friends and her siblings. Srey Leak has clubfoot of her left foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Srey Leak traveled six hours to visit our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). There, surgeons will perform a tendon lengthening procedure on November 14. CSC is requesting $353 to fund Srey Leak's clubfoot repair. After treatment, She will be able to walk easily. Her mother says, "I hope my daughter can walk better than now."
Meet three-month-old baby Billman. He is a happy and gentle baby boy and lives with his extended family in Tanzania. Billman's parents are small-scale farmers and they cultivate maize to sell and for their own consumption. Billman was born with bilateral clubfeet. This is a congenital condition in which the feet turn inwards at the ankles. This will affect Billman's ability to walk as he grows up due to pain and discomfort. Billman will begin corrective treatment of his clubfoot on October 13. He will undergo surgery, cast changes, and post-op physiotherapy sessions. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is asking for $890 to help Billman walk without difficulty and be able to engage in daily activities such as going to school and working when he grows up. "We are very happy to see our child get treatment," say Billman's parents.
Oscar is a twelve-month-old baby from Guatemala. He has been diagnosed with malnutrition. Oscar has had little energy to grow, and his immune system is weak, leaving him vulnerable to illnesses that further compromise his growth. Oscar's father works hard as a day laborer, but his income is limited. His mother takes care of the household. His parents want the best for him, but they cannot afford treatment for their son. On January 12, Oscar will begin malnutrition treatment. Growth monitoring, micronutrients, and food supplementation will help Oscar recover. Treatment will give Oscar’s family tools to maintain nutritious diets. Our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq, is requesting $437 to fund this treatment. “With your help, I know my son will get better, so that he grows healthy," says Oscar's mother. "When he is big, he can become a doctor."