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Patrick Amihood

UF MEMBER

United States

Patrick's Story

Patrick joined Watsi on January 21st, 2014. Three years ago, Patrick joined the Universal Fund and became the 463rd member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 2,648 more people have joined! Patrick's most recent donation traveled 8,800 miles to support Samath, a farmer from Cambodia, to fund the removal of a mass.

Impact

Patrick has funded healthcare for 32 patients in 10 countries.

All patients funded by Patrick

Alex

Alex is a 13-month-old baby boy who lives with his family in Guatemala’s rural highlands. He is a smiley, friendly child who loves to eat his favorite foods, which are beans and eggs. Alex is underweight and small for his age. He has malnutrition, a dangerous condition that results from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients. While malnutrition can have devastating effects, it is also very treatable. Growth monitoring, micronutrients, and food supplementation will help Alex recover. He will gain weight, and his immune system will grow stronger with the increased caloric intake. Community health workers will teach his mother about creating a nutrient-rich diet with limited resources. Treatment will give Alex’s family tools to maintain nutritious diets, and it will give Alex a chance to grow healthily. Alex’s father works in the local countryside as a day laborer, and his mother takes cares of the family’s household needs and weaves traditional Mayan textiles in her free time. They cannot afford the hospital and treatment fees. She needs $492 to fund this treatment. Fortunately, with the help of our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, Alex will begin his malnutrition treatment on May 25. Alex’s mother says, “I am grateful to the donors and the organization for worrying about children in this community, and especially for Alex, because we do not have the resources and education to give our children all that they need. I will do all I can so that my son recovers his growth.”

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Pablo

Pablo's vision has been slowly deteriorating for several years. He was told by a doctor that he likely had cataracts, which are complicating his vision and could make him blind if he does not receive surgery. He lives in an incredibly rural Guatemalan community - 12 hours away from the only hospital in the country capable of giving him the specialized care he needs. 54-year-old Pablo is a friendly and hardworking father - he drives a pickup truck transporting wood from the fields into the city to support his four children. He lives with his family in a one-room house with a tin roof in the northern jungle of Guatemala. He makes only a couple dollars per day and, until his evaluation with the eye specialist, had never been out of his home community. His favorite thing to do when he is not working is to go out and visit his neighbors. Recently, because his vision has gotten so bad, Pablo has been having a hard time at work is worried that he will have an accident if he does not get surgery soon. This surgery, which costs $1500 and will be done with doctors from Watsi's medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq, will give Pablo clear lenses so he will be capable of seeing, giving him the ability to work safely without fear of accidents. This surgery will prevent him from becoming blind, and allow him to live a full and happy life in which he is able to provide for his family. "I have been looking for support for one year and so I am so appreciative for the help that I will now get," shares Pablo.

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