Whit joined Watsi on January 11th, 2015. 17 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Whit's most recent donation supported Chara, a student from Cambodia, to treat his broken hand.
Whit has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 2 countries.
“Chara enjoys playing football, drawing pictures, and watching Chinese and Khmer movies on TV,” shares our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC). “He is a student in grade seven, and has two brothers and one sister.” The 17-year-old student from Cambodia recently fractured three fingers on his left hand. “He was hospitalized for more than one week, but his three fingers can still not flex or extend,” CSC tells us. Chara adds, “I can't go to school now and my parents are spending their time and money finding me treatment.” For $405, Chara will undergo an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) procedure. “After an ORIF with plating, Chara will be able to regain movement in his fingers,” CSC explains. “The fractures in his left hand will be healed.” "I hope after I am healed I will go home and go to study properly again,” says Chara. “I hope I can help do some housework and that my fingers will be better soon."
"Abel is 15 days old, and the last-born in a family of two children," says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). "His elder sibling is a special needs child. The family lives in a single-rental house in the suburbs of Nairobi city. Abel's father works as a casual laborer at a local mini-market while his mother is a housewife." Abel was born with spina bifida -- a leaking mass on his lower back. He needs a spina bifida closure surgery to prevent infection and allow him to develop normally. Surgery will also lessen his risk for tethered cord, scoliosis, and kyphosis. "Abel's family lost everything they had in a recent fire in their area of residence," AMHF continues. "This has forced the family to start their lives afresh. Unfortunately, Abel's parents are not able to raise the funds required for treatment." $805 will fund a spina bifida closure and allow Abel to heal properly. Let's help make it happen!
“It has been a long journey for us,” shares David’s mother. “I am glad that my son will finally be operated on, and I look forward to his treatment and good recovery.” David is a four-year-old boy from Ghana who is typically a very happy child; however, since falling ill, his spirits have dropped and he no longer smiles or laughs. David has been experiencing severe headaches and lack of stability when walking due to a brain tumor. When David got sick, his parents rushed him to a local hospital in Ghana, where he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Unfortunately, the local hospital had no specialist surgeon to treat David, so he was referred to BethanyKids at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya, over 2,600 miles away. With the support of friends and family, David and his parents managed to get airline tickets to travel to Kijabe. Now, David’s father and mother need our support to help make this journey a success and ensure their son’s recovery. “David is likely to suffer increased intracranial pressure, which may lead to brain damage and ultimately death if not treated soon,” explain our partners at African Mission Healthcare Foundation. For $1,260 we can fund the craniotomy surgery that will stabilize David’s intracranial pressure and prevent any possibility of blindness or death. Let’s help David grow into a healthy, happy young man!