Adel Jadallah
Adel's Story

Adel joined Watsi on January 25th, 2014. 6 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Adel's most recent donation traveled 2,200 miles to support Imakulata, a 14-year-old girl from Tanzania, so she can walk normally.

Impact

Adel has funded healthcare for 16 patients in 7 countries.

All patients funded by Adel

“I am looking forward to getting employment when I finish school so that I can help my mother and my sisters have a better life,” Chris shares. This is Chris, a 30-year-old university student from Kenya studying economics. Chris’ education is funded by the government. Chris’ mother is a retired teacher and his father passed away a few years ago. Chris has two younger sisters who work small part-time jobs. Chris has been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia. “Chris noticed the swelling a few years ago while he was in school,” his doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation tells us. “At the time he was not in much pain and decided not to pay it much regard. However over the past few months, the pain and discomfort have increased and this forced Chris to seek medical care. He has not been able to concentrate on his education over the past few months as a result of this condition. If the surgery I not done soon, the intestine could become incarcerated and this would lead to its death and further complicate his treatment.” “Chris had initially hoped to just get medication for this condition for now and be able to get treatment after he has finished school and found employment,” AMHF continues. “But on being informed of the risks of leaving the condition untreated, he broke down and explained that their family was not in a position of catering for his treatment.” With $440, we can help. Chris will have access to the single hernia repair procedure he needs. “We expect that after the treatment and recovery,” AMHF explains, “Chris will be able to continue focusing on his education and achieving his dreams. He will no longer be in pain.”

$440raised
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Thi Aye is a skillful 18-year-old young woman from Burma who has been living with a hemangioma in her left cheek her entire life. Hemangioma is a benign tumor, though it can become enlarged over time and causes pain, discomfort, and emotional side effects. As the years went by, the hemangioma began to interfere with her eating, as she would bite the growth on her left cheek when chewing her food. When she was 14, Thi Aye dropped out of school and started delivering vegetables at the market to help support her family. At work and in the evening she felt a painful tightness in her mouth, and she would have severe headaches about once a week. She carried the vegetables in a large basket on her head, but after a few months of working the basket's weight began to put pressure on the hemangioma, causing her severe discomfort. Her condition made it impossible to continue selling vegetables, though Thi Aye was determined to continue to work. Five months ago she began working at home sewing clothing until her family’s home burned down in December 2013. She now lives under the shelter of a tree with eight other family members while her father builds a new home in a new village. Thi Aye has undergone surgery twice for her condition around the age of 16, though both surgeries failed to completely remove the hemangioma. Thi Aye is now seeking permanent surgical removal of her tumor, which will free her of pain and give her a fresh start. Thi Aye is very eager to work again and looks forward to undergoing treatment so she can regain her confidence and find a new job that she enjoys. For $1500 we can help Thi Aye to live pain-free so she can focus on finding her passion!

$1,500raised
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