Karen joined Watsi on October 30th, 2019. 5 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Karen's most recent donation supported Jimmy, a future engineer from Kenya, to fund a right elbow repair.
Karen has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 3 countries.
Jimmy is the first born of two children and lives in Makadara rehabilitation center. Jimmy was brought to Watsi's Partner CURE Hospital by Elijah, a social worker at Makadara Rehab Center. The rehab center supports street children and their families. They rescue, rehabilitate, and cater for the basic needs and facilitate placement either in regular schools or special schools or rehabilitation homes. Jimmy was a street child and was rescued in January 2018. He had fled home in Kayole, Soweto slum where his single mother lives in a difficult state. Fortunately, he was rescued and enrolled in school. He recently finished his class 8 final exam and scored good grades that will enable him to join a national high school. Jimmy joined the street family in 2016. He fell in 2017 and injured his elbow so that to this day he cannot stretch out. He has lived like that since then and complains of pain and discomfort. Jimmy is afraid that his education might be affected and his aspiration of becoming an engineer might come to an end. Jimmy is scheduled to undergo right elbow interposition arthroplasty to realign the bones so that he can be able to stretch his hand and use it fully. On behalf of the Makadara Rehab Center, Elijah, a social worker requested for support because they have so many children who need different care and attention and they cannot meet the cost of this treatment. “I request for support to undergo surgery so that I can play basketball and even do other things like washing and writing which I am currently not able to,” Jimmy told us.
Kyomuhangi is a small scale farmer from Uganda. She is married and a mother of four children who are all still studying. Kyomuhangi as well as her husband are small scale farmers. One year ago, Kyomuhangi has been experiencing with lower abdominal pain associated with vaginal discharges, severe backache with prolonged menses. She has been diagnosed with multiple uterine leiomyomas. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $208 to fund Kyomuhangi's surgery. On October 03, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Kyomuhangi will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Kyomuhangi says, “I am more optimistic to having a new life so that I can go on with cultivation after surgery but more so. I am hopeful for the best.”
Sophea is a 21-year-old construction worker from Cambodia. He has three siblings, and enjoys listening to music, watching television, and helping his family around the house. In February 2019, Sophea was involved in a morotcycle accident where he was hospitalized for ten days and now suffers from hemiparesis. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. He has difficulty controlling his shoulder and arm, and has limited range of motion in his elbow. Sophea traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On August 12, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, Surgery will allow him to use his arm and shoulder again with control and full range of motion. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $637 to fund this procedure. He says, "I hope that my surgery will be successful and I can return to my work and other daily activities."