Faiza joined Watsi on November 13th, 2016. 9 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Faiza's most recent donation supported Nelson, a four-year-old child from Uganda, to fund malaria treatment.
Faiza has funded healthcare for 7 patients in 5 countries.
Faiza has funded healthcare for 7 patients in 5 countries.
Nelson is a lively four year-old from Uganda who lives with his mother and siblings. He loves to play soccer and build small mud houses with other children in the community. His mother is a single parent who earns her living through farm labor. As the fourth child in his family, Nelson hopes to join his siblings at the local school next year. Unfortunately, Nelson has malaria, which causes symptoms of fevers, vomiting, and anorexia. On October 19, 2016, Nelson began treatment with Watsi's medical partner, the Kellerman Foundation. Treatment includes malaria medication and four nights of hospital stay. Nelson's mother is subsidizing $4, but she needs our help to fund the remaining $120. "I hope he can get better," says Nelson's mother. "I want him to be able to go to school, and I also want to bring him with me when I go to work so that he can learn more skills. Having help from Watsi is a blessing. May God bless the donors."
Channey is a bright 7-year-old girl from Cambodia in the 2nd grade. She has two brothers and one sister. Channey likes to stay at home, watch TV, and read her school books. Channey's family knew about CSC because Channey's aunt was treated here before. She traveled for three hours with her mother to reach CSC for treatment. Channey has a contracture in her right hip. This makes it difficult for her to walk and she is in pain. She was treated at a private clinic in her province, but it did not relieve her of her symptoms. For $425, surgeons at CSC will perform a quadricepsplasty to release the contracted muscle and allow Channey to walk easily.
Two-year-old John is a young boy who lives with his parents in the Philippines. He loves to play with toy cars and to sing and dance. John's father is a lineman, but he does not make enough money to support the family. As a result, John suffers from moderately acute malnutrition. John and his family live in a small house made from old GI sheets. Their home is in a remote mountain community with no access to water. In such communities in the Philippines, lack of clean water and unsanitary environments add to the risk of potentially fatal childhood diseases. Malnutrition threatens John's growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he began $184 malnutrition treatment on October 18, 2016. John is a participant in a home-based feeding program provided by Watsi's medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM). As a participant in this program, John will receive nutrient-enriched food packs to help him regain a normal weight for his age. The nourishment will also ensure that he achieves optimum physical and mental development. Staff and community volunteers at ICM will make weekly check-up visits to monitor John's progress. In addition, they will educate his parents on a number of topics––including proper nutrition, sanitation, and hygiene––to sustain John's long-term health. "I hope that John recovers from malnutrition," says his mother. Let's help fund John's treatment!
Jan is an 18 month old baby boy from the Philippines. Jan loves to draw. His parents have 7 other kids as well. The family lives in a house by the road made of bamboo. They don't have electricity and they get water from a water pump. Jan's father is a carpenter. Jan has severe acute malnutrition, which is associated with nearly half of all deaths in young children. In the remote communities and urban slums of the Philippines, lack of clean water and clean environments add risk to potentially fatal childhood diseases. With $268, ICM’s Home-Based Feeding program will provide Jan with nutrient enriched food packs to ensure he can regain normal weight, and achieve optimum physical and mental development. Staff and community volunteers will make weekly visits to monitor his progress. To sustain his health in the long term, ICM's professional staff will educate his mother, guardian or other family members about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene and organic vegetable gardening. Jan's mother shares, "I hope my son will finish his studies and find a good job someday."
Srey Leak is a 10-year-old girl from Cambodia who is in the 3rd grade. She has one brother and two sisters. Srey Leak likes to stay at home, read books, and watch the song channel on TV. A doctor in Siem Reap Province told Srey Leak's family about Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). She traveled for seven hours with her mother to reach CSC for treatment. Four of Srey Leak's fingers on her right hand were burned when she was just one year old. She was treated in Kuntha Bopha Hospital in Siem Reap, but she still experiences pain and it is difficult for her to use her right fingers. For $194, surgeons at CSC will perform contracture release surgery to release the scarred tissue. This will allow Srey Leak to freely move her fingers and she can go back to school to continue her studies.
Saidi is an 8-month-old boy from central Tanzania, where he lives in a mud house with his family. His parents farm their piece of land and work as laborers to pay tuition for Saidi's five siblings. Saidi's head has been progressively enlarging. He is moody and regularly vomits. Saidi's mother traveled for eight hours to visit a Watsi medical partner, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). Doctors determined that Saidi requires a $775 shunt insertion to drain excess cerebrospinal fluid in his head. Unfortunately, Saidi's family has no means to pay for this surgery. ALMC doctors expect that surgery will reduce the pressure in Saidi's head and his symptoms will gradually cease. Hopefully, Saidi will make a full recovery. Saidi's mother is looking forward to returning home with her son.
Bharat lives with his parents and siblings in Nepal and studies in grade five. His father works in India to support the family back home while his mother is responsible for grazing the cattle and looking after the children. Bharat was grazing his cattle with his friends in the forest when he stumbled on a stone and fell down, fracturing his right hand. He has been in so much pain since then and he has difficulty moving the injured arm and there is some swelling too. After his accident, the family tried some home remedies like using bamboo sticks to treat the fracture, but when they noticed how Bharat still had difficulty moving his hand, they finally decided to take medical help in Possible's hub - Bayalpata hospital. For $195, Bharat's hand will be put in a cast to mend the fracture. His mother shares, "It was so far to come here from our house, so we tried home remedies to treat him but it didn't work. I will be happy if Bharat gets his treatment soon."