Tyler joined Watsi on November 5th, 2014. 56 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Tyler's most recent donation traveled 8,500 miles to support Peter, a man from Kenya, to fund repair surgery.
Tyler has funded healthcare for 47 patients in 14 countries.
Tyler has funded healthcare for 47 patients in 14 countries.
Peter is a 40-year-old man from Kenya. He is married with four children, who are all in school. Peter is a welder, while his wife is a vendor at their local market. Two months ago, Peter's left knee and lower leg began to swell and cause him pain. He is no longer working, and he must use a stick as a walking aid. On September 7, Peter will undergo surgery to treat his knee. This procedure will cost $1,165. “I will be happy to see my leg treated because I will be able to resume my work. I will be able to walk and as well provide for my family. I lack words to say but I plead for your support," Peter says.
Danstan is a toddler from Kenya. He is the youngest in a family of three. Danstan’s mother work as a cleaner, while his father is a driver. Danstan has clubfoot of his left foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Danstan traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on September 25. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Danstan's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk without pain and difficulty. “I will be glad to see my son walking to school like other children and that is why I am requesting for support," Danstan's mother says.
Ashley is a toddler from Kenya. She is an only child. Ashley’s mother is a housewife, and her father is a motorbike taxi driver. Ashley has been diagnosed with encephalocoele, a type of neural tube defect in which brain tissues and overlying membranes protrude through openings in the skull. Encephalocoele usually results from a failure of the neural tube to completely close during fetal development. Without treatment, Ashley is at risk of developmental delays, brain damage, or premature death. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $929 to fund encephalocoele repair surgery for Ashley. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 15. Hopefully, the repair of this condition will allow Ashley to grow up healthy.
Dao is a 35-year-old man who lives in Mae Sot with his family. Before a motorcycle accident in May, he used to be a banker in Yangon. However, he is currently unemployed due to an ankle fracture obtained during the accident. Dao underwent an internal fixation surgery at Yangon General Hospital and was discharged. Currently, he can walk, but not for long distances. Now, he requires a rod removal surgery to be able to walk properly again. He visited our medical partner and is scheduled for surgery on June 19. The procedure will cost $1,500. Dao hopes that after surgery, he will be able to work at the bank in Yangon again.
Chikaima is a farmer from Malawi. He lives with his wife and their six children. Chikaima spends his days caring for his land and his goats, and in his free time he likes to attend his local church and worship with his family and friends. Since July 2017, Chikaima has been experiencing pain and urinary difficulty. These symptoms are caused by an enlarged prostate, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia. He needs to undergo a prostate resection surgery, a procedure in which surgeons will remove part of the enlarged gland. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $733 to fund Chikaima's surgery. On June 5, he will undergo prostate surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner's care center. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and two weeks of hospital stay. Chikaima was thrilled to find out his surgery would be funded, and he is looking forward to working again and no longer suffering with the symptoms associated with his condition. He says, "Thank you, Watsi."
Paulo is a child from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of three children. Paulo’s parents are subsistence farmers who grow vegetables for food and selling. Paulo’s two siblings are both in school, and Paulo’s parents hope to enroll Paulo in school soon. Paulo was diagnosed with bilateral genu varus. His legs bow outwards. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, walking is painful and difficult for him. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Paulo. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 13. Treatment will hopefully restore Paulo's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Paulo’s farther says, “I will be very happy to see my son walk without discomfort or difficulty. God bless you all for wanting to help my son. Thank you so much.”
Yoe is a 16-year-old day laborer from Burma. He lives with his parents, two brothers, and one sister in Karen State, Burma. Yoe's parents work as subsistence farmers, and his older brother works on a neighbor's farm. On March 4, Yoe was driving a friend home at night when they got into a motorbike accident. Yoe injured his left thigh, breaking his femur. He is not able to walk or work, and he is in a lot of pain. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Yoe will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for March 5 and will cost $1,500. After treatment, he will be able to support his family again. Yoe said, “I am worried that if I do not receive medical treatment, I will not be able to find to work."
Kesny is a student from Haiti. He lives with his mother in Cap Haitien, a city on the northern coast of Haiti. He is in the ninth grade and enjoys school and going to church. Kesny has a cardiac condition called rheumatic heart disease. As a younger child, Kesny suffered a severe rheumatic fever, which damaged all four valves of his heart. As a result, his heart cannot adequately pump blood through his body and he is in late-stage heart failure. Kesny will fly to the United States to receive treatment. On March 26, he will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will repair or replace all four of the damaged valves in his heart. Another organization, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, is contributing $60,000 to pay for surgery. Kesny's family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicines, and checkup and followup appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Kesny's family overseas. He says, "I am looking forward to being able to stop worrying about my heart after my surgery!"
Amosi is a farmer from Malawi. He lives with his wife, and they have six grown children. To supplement the family income, Amosi raises goats . In his free time, he likes to attend his local church with his family. Since October 2017, Amosi has been experiencing pain and urinary difficulty. These symptoms are caused by an enlarged prostate, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia. He needs to undergo a prostate resection surgery, a procedure in which surgeons will remove part of the enlarged gland. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $733 to fund Amosi's surgery. On January 9, he will undergo prostate surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner's care center. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and two weeks of hospital stay. Amosi and his wife were thrilled to learn his surgery would be funded. He is ready to have his procedure so he can get back to his farm and once again be active. He says, "Thank you for this welcome!"
Martin is a 23-year-old man from Narok, Kenya. He recently married, and he is enjoying family life. Martin works a motorcycle taxi rider, ferrying clients and luggage within his local town. About a week ago, Martin was hit on his head with a club. He was taken to the local hospital and after first aid, referred to our medical partner's facility. He underwent a CT scan and was diagnosed with a depressed skull fracture. A craniotomy has been recommended to treat the injury. Martin is scheduled to undergo surgery on January 4. Now, he needs help raising $1,495. Martin says, “I want to be treated and resume my work. I am having painful head migraines.”
Misheck is a retired farmer from Malawi. Misheck lives with his son. Due to his advanced age, he is no longer able to actively farm, but he enjoys watching and playing with his grandchildren, talking with his adult children, and listening to gospel music on his radio. Since 2009, Misheck has been experiencing difficulty urinating, pain, and numbness in his lower extremities. These symptoms are caused by an enlarged prostate, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia. He needs to undergo a prostate resection surgery, a procedure in which surgeons will remove part of the enlarged gland. Our medical partner, World Altering Medicine, is requesting $733 to fund Misheck's surgery. On November 2, he will undergo prostate surgery at Nkhoma Hospital, our medical partner's care center. The requested money pays for supplies, medications, and two weeks of hospital stay. Misheck and his son, Billy, were thrilled to learn that he would receive his operation. He says, "We appreciate you extending your hand to help us. There are many who need this operation and Watsi is doing wonderful work!"
Vitalina is a 47-year-old widow who lives with one of her granddaughters in rural Guatemala. Years ago, Vitalina sustained an accident in which she fell into a steep ravine. She severely injured her leg, and it had to be amputated. Since then, Vitalina's life has changed drastically—she can no longer work, and completing everyday tasks is a challenge. Since she is unable to work, she is dependent upon her eldest son. Without a steady source of income, Vitalina cannot cover the cost of a prosthetic leg. Receiving a prosthetic leg will change Vitalina's life. She hopes that receiving a prosthetic will allow her to find a job so that she can support herself and her granddaughter. On August 9, Vitalina will be fitted for a prosthetic leg. Now she is requesting financial support to cover her $1,166 treatment costs. "I am grateful to enter this program and receive a prosthetic leg. I will work very hard doing my physical therapies so that I can do more things," shares Vitalina.