Bobby Johnson
Bobby's Story

Bobby joined Watsi on March 12th, 2013. 1,770 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Bobby's most recent donation traveled 1,900 miles to support Joseph, a toddler from Haiti, to fund prep for cardiac surgery.


Bobby has funded healthcare for 57 patients in 11 countries.

All patients funded by Bobby

Mynor is an eight-year-old boy who lives with his parents and brother in Guatemala. Mynor’s father works several days a week, and Mynor’s mother contributes to the family income by preparing snacks and other foods for local schools and organizations. Mynor has strabismus. This means his eyes do not align in the same direction, and appear crossed. Mynor has complained of problems with his vision for years. He often has difficulty seeing the blackboard in his classroom, and reading is a struggle. Mynor’s parents are very worried about their son’s eyesight, knowing how difficult it is for Mynor in school. Other symptoms of strabismus include double vision, uncoordinated eye movements, fatigue, headache, and loss of vision or depth perception. If left untreated, Mynor’s vision could be permanently damaged. Mynor will receive a strabismus surgery on the muscles around his eyes to alter the way they align. As part of his treatment, he will receive a consultation with an eye specialist before and after surgery, and he will be accompanied by a staff member from our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq, throughout the entire process. The surgery itself is fairly simple, and requires a day or two in the hospital. With this treatment, Mynor will have healthy eyes for the first time in his life. He will be able to see clearly, which will help him in his studies and impact his life for years to come. Mynor’s mother says, “I feel a great happiness and gratitude for this amazing support that you are giving to my son. Thank you for helping people like us and for worrying about our health.” Watsi is requesting $1,500 to fund Mynor's procedure.

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Luis is one and a half months old and lives with his mother, father, and three siblings on the rural coast of Guatemala. Luis is an active baby who spends his time observing the world and moving his little hands and feet. Luis's mother has tried to breastfeed him but each time she does he has vomited the milk back up. His mother brought him to a local health center where he was diagnosed with a breast milk allergy, and prescribed formula. Unfortunately, Luis's family does not have the resources to purchase the formula, so Luis has been subsisting on warm water with sugar to fill him up. Luis is not receiving the nutrition he needs for healthy growth. Lactation allergies can lead to starvation, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalances that cause seizures. Our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq, is requesting $1,162 to fund formula for Luis and nutritional education for his mother, which is scheduled to begin on May 23. One-on-one education with Luis’s mother will teach her how to provide a nutritious, inexpensive diet for her son. She will also learn to check for signs of malnutrition and other illness. Luis’s mother says, “My husband and I are worried because our son was prescribed formula, but we don’t have the resources to buy it. Every time my son breastfeeds he vomits and I don’t want him to be underweight and sick. Thank you all for the help that my son will receive. May God bless you. I wish to see my son grow up to study and in the future become a professional.”

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