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Adrian Pullar

MONTHLY DONOR

United Kingdom

Adrian's Story

Adrian joined Watsi on August 19th, 2013. Five years ago, Adrian became the 660th member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 4,966 more people have become monthly donors! Adrian's most recent donation traveled 5,900 miles to support Joe, a student from Thailand, to fund lens replacement surgery.

Impact

Adrian has funded healthcare for 67 patients in 14 countries.

All patients funded by Adrian

Maria

Maria is a beautiful four month old baby from Tanzania who came to our hospital when she just five days old. She is the last born child in a family of five children. Maria was born at home through the help of midwives. This was because the nearest clinic was a long distance from home and Maria’s father was not at home. Soon the midwives informed Maria’s mother that their daughter had a problem with her back and head. This brought panic to her mother and without money, they had to wait for her husband to return. When Maria’s father arrived and saw her condition he had some money with him from selling two of their goats. They depend solely on livestock keeping and small scale farming for their living.  The family took her to our ALMC hospital where she was diagnosed with Spina Bifida, hydrocephalus and encephalocele. She has received surgery for Spinal Bifida to save her from getting an infection on the spine that could lead her not to be able to walk or lead to death. She now needs another surgery to help correct the hydrocephalus condition. Her parents are asking for help. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,238 to cover the cost of surgery for Maria that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on December 10th and will drain the excess fluid from Maria's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Maria will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl.

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