Elisabeth joined Watsi on April 24th, 2017. 23 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Elisabeth's most recent donation supported Ko, a boy from Thailand, to fund fracture repair surgery.
Elisabeth has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 3 countries.
Ko is a young student from Thailand. He lives with his parents in Phop Phra, Tak Province. He likes to play football during his free time. On February 6, Ko and his classmates went to a farm to pick chilis. On the way back to school, the students were all crowded into the back of a pickup truck. When they arrived at the school, all the students scrambled to jump out of the truck. In the chaos, someone stepped on the back of Ko’s shirt, causing him to lose his balance and fall out of the truck onto his right arm, fracturing it. Currently, Ko is in pain. His arm has temporarily been put into a splint. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Ko will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for February 6 and will cost $1,500. The surgery will help Ko recover from pain so that he can return to school. Ko says, "I hope to have surgery soon so that I will be able to return to school and also after I am fully recovered I can play football with my friends again."
Kyamatundu is a 67-year-old Ugandan woman. She has two adult children who are married and have families of their own. She has developed a localized swelling on her left hand that causes her pain in her daily life and has affected her ability to work. If left untreated, Kyamatundu will have persistent pain due nerve compression. Kyamatundu was diagnosed with a ganglion cyst and will need to undergo surgery to remove it. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $187 to fund her procedure, which is scheduled to take place on July 6. After her surgery, she hopes that her pain will be relieved and that she will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain.
Saroem is a ninth grader from Cambodia. She has three siblings and enjoys spending time with her family around the house. In the future, she would like to be an English teacher. She has a congenital disease called neurofibromatosis and has developed a contracture on her right hand. This limits her ability to write, eat, and complete everyday tasks. Saroem traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On December 6, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), will perform a contracture release procedure. Now, Saroem needs help to raise $417 to fund this procedure. We are also fundraising for her [mass excision procedure](https://watsi.org/profile/e4d2aa66273a-saroem).
Honest is a 22-year-old woman who lives in a rural village in Uganda with her mother. The two of them grow millet, groundnuts, cassava, potatoes, and rice on a rented plot of land. Honest also does farm labor in the community to earn income to support the family. In her free time, she enjoys visiting friends and relatives. She also enjoys going to church and weaving mats. Honest is pregnant, but she has severe anemia. This can lead to fetal distress or growth restriction. For this reason, her doctors consider her pregnancy to be high-risk. They recommend that she receive medical attention before, during, and after labor to ensure a safe delivery. On March 7, she will begin to receive supplements and attend antenatal checkups and health education classes. She will deliver her baby in the hospital, and she will undergo a C-section if necessary. After birth, Honest and her baby will be monitored by the hospital staff. Honest's family will contribute $8 to her care. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting an additional $241. "Thanks donors for helping me pay my hospital bills, which I cannot afford to pay. I wish the donors keep up with the helping heart to support many needy women like me," she says.