Jill joined Watsi on March 12th, 2013. 1,774 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Jill's most recent donation supported Akandinda, a boy from Uganda, to fund hydrocele repair surgery.
Jill has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 2 countries.
Akandinda is a young student from Uganda. He is nine years old and likes playing football. His parents are small scale farmers. For two years, Akandinda has had a hydrocele, which is a swelling in a sensitive area. This causes him pain and discomfort as the swelling grows bigger. Fortunately, on November 9, he will undergo hydrocele repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $139 to fund Akandinda's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. Akandinda’s mother says, “I will be very pleased when my child is treated and continues with studying. I will also continue with cultivation for the survival of our family.”
Dulier is a 14-year-old boy from Guatemala with an atrial septal defect, a large hole in his heart that causes fatigue, shortness of breath, and heart palpitations. Dulier also has some issues with his teeth, and the cost of treatment will include preliminary dental work to prevent any infection from spreading from his teeth to his heart during surgery. Dulier's little sister Mayda has the same heart condition and is currently being supported by Watsi donors as well. Let's make sure Dulier and Mayda have the opportunity to grow up and live healthy lives together!
Maria is an amazing 60-year-old indigenous woman from Guatemala. She has a large, loving family for whom she is the primary financial supporter. Maria recently came to the Wuqu’ Kawoq clinic to be seen for abdominal bleeding, but a routine examination and follow-up tests revealed that she has cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is one of the biggest killers of indigenous women in Guatemala. Women rarely have access to effective programs for early screening and treatment, so by the time they are diagnosed it is usually too late. Watsi’s partners at Wuqu' Kawoq emphasized how rare it was that they caught Maria’s cancer before it spread. They told us that with the right treatment, she has a very good chance of survival. After years of supporting her family, Maria is now unable to afford the medical care she needs. We need to raise $1235 to make sure she can cover the cost of intensive chemotherapy and radiation, labwork and imaging studies, and travel and lodging over the next few months. Let’s show Maria that she’s not in this alone!