Danielle joined Watsi on April 3rd, 2018. 7 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Danielle's most recent donation traveled 1,900 miles to support Bb Lafleur, a newborn baby from Haiti, to fund life-saving hydrocephalus treatment.
Danielle has funded healthcare for 7 patients in 4 countries.
Danielle has funded healthcare for 7 patients in 4 countries.
Bb Lafleur is a newborn baby from Haiti. She has an older brother and two loving parents. Bb Lafleur has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Bb Lafleur has been experiencing an increasing head circumference. Without treatment, she will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, Project Medishare, is requesting $957 to cover the cost of surgery for Bb Lafleur at Hospital Bernard Mevs that will treat her hydrocephalus. This is the only site in the country where this care is currently available and the procedure is scheduled to take place on April 7th. This critical treatment will place a shunt to drain the excess fluid from Bb Lafleur's brain to reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Bb Lafleur will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Her family hopes that this early treatment of their baby's hydrocephalus will allow her to grow up without any health problems and have a full life ahead.
Twesigye is a child from Uganda. He is 22 months old and the youngest in his family. His older brother is in nursery school. His mother is a secretary, and his father has just completed a course in information technology and is looking for a job. Twesigye developed a swelling in his right scrotum when he was two months old. He has been diagnosed with a hydrocele and a hernia. He is experiencing pain. Fortunately, on April 18, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $249 to fund Twesigye's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. Twesigye's mother says, "My son’s health has been disturbed a lot with this condition. We need your assistance.’’
Lewis is a student from Kenya. He is the second child in the family. His father is a cobbler, while his mother is a vendor in town. Lewis 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, Lewis traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on May 14. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Lewis's clubfoot repair. After treatment, Lewis will be free from pain. “I will be happy to see my son walking," says his father.
Sing is a first grader. He likes to study mathematics and wants to be a police officer when he grows up. He has an older brother and an older sister. He likes playing games and watching TV. For the past year, Sing has had a recurrent infection. He experiences nasal obstruction, runny nose, sneezing, and snoring. Sing needs to have a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery to get rid of the infection and make him well again. This will allow him to breathe and sleep well and return to school. Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo surgery on April 30. Now, he needs help raising $221 to fund this procedure.
Bella is a seven-year-old boy who is in the second grade. He enjoys studying science and wants to be an engineer when he grows up. He also enjoys playing tennis and soccer. For the past year, he has had a recurrent infection, which makes it difficult for him to swallow, eat, and breathe. He is in pain. He needs to undergo a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy surgery to relieve his pain and get rid of the infection. Fortunately, surgery is scheduled for April 4. Now, his family needs help raising $221 to fund the procedure. His mother says, "I hope my son's surgery will help him sleep better and he won't be sick anymore."
En is a potato and rice farmer from Cambodia. He has four sons. He likes to watch boxing matches and social programs on TV. One year ago, En developed a cataract in each eye, causing him blurred vision, a burning sensation, clouded lenses, and photophobia. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When En learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On February 6, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $398 procedure. He says, "I hope I can see everything clearly so I can continue my work at the farm."
Ayisha is a baby from Haiti. She lives with her mother and grandmother in Port-au-Prince. She is a happy, outgoing baby who enjoys playing with her relatives and neighbors. Ayisha has a cardiac condition called patent ductus arteriosus. A hole exists between two major blood vessels near the heart. Blood leaks through this hole without first passing the lungs to obtain oxygen, leaving her sick and short of breath. Ayisha will fly to Cayman Islands to receive treatment. On April 4, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will use a catheter to insert a device into the hole, blocking it and preventing blood from leaking through it. Another organization, Have a Heart Cayman, is contributing $14,000 to pay for surgery. Ayisha'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 Ayisha's family overseas. Her mother says, "I would like to say thank you to everyone who is helping my daughter to become healthy!"