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Lesta from Malawi raised $200 to get healthy.

Lesta
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  • $200 raised, $0 to go
$200
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lesta's treatment was fully funded on February 24, 2014.

Photo of Lesta post-operation

February 12, 2015

Lesta received surgery to repair her ventral hernia.

“Initially I could not smile because the problem I had was really disturbing my peace of mind,” Lesta says. “The visit from the surgeon will now keep me smiling for the rest of my life.”

"Initially I could not smile because the problem I had was really disturbing my peace of mind," Lesta says. "The visit from the surgeon will...

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January 29, 2014

Meet Lesta, a woman who is “cheerful, hard-working, jovial, and often has a big smile on her face.” Lesta is from Malawi, where she has worked at a district hospital as an attendant for over 30 years. She loves her job, which consists of transporting and caring for patients. Lesta is a proud mother of one daughter and four sons.

Lesta has had been living with a ventral hernia for 19 years. The pain from her hernia limits her ability to do her job, which includes tasks like lifting equipment and assisting patients in the hospital.

For $200, we can dramatically improve Lesta’s quality of life. The surgery will allow Lesta to return to her usual hospital duties and continue taking care of people in her community. Let’s get together to support someone who has dedicated her life to helping others!

Meet Lesta, a woman who is "cheerful, hard-working, jovial, and often has a big smile on her face." Lesta is from Malawi, where she has wor...

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Lesta's Timeline

  • January 29, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lesta was submitted by Kevin Bergman at World Altering Medicine.

  • January 31, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lesta received treatment. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • February 18, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lesta's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 24, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lesta's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Lesta. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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Brian

Brian is a 12 year old boy living with his parents and three older siblings. His father is a motorcycle taxi driver earning a living whenever he can from the limited work, while his mother stays at home to care for the children. When Brian was about nine months old, his parents noticed that he had general body weakness. He was diagnosed with rickets and additional medical conditions, which have caused a delay in many of his milestones as he continues to grow. Brian's physical coordination is limited, and he suffers from a profound hearing loss, for which his doctors have recommended hearing aids. But hearing aids are too expensive for his family to afford, so Brian currently attends a special school, which can accommodate his hearing loss. The doctors have assured Brian's parents that with hearing aids, Brian would be able to attend an ordinary school near their home. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,171 to cover the costs of the hearing aids and the fitting, which is scheduled to take place on June 17th at AIC Kijabe Hospital. With his hearing restored, Brian will be able to attend a regular school, and to interact more fully with the world around him. Brian's father says: “Brian is unable to pick up voices and this is affecting his studies. He shifted to a special school because of his condition. His doctors say that he can hear well if fitted with hearing aids. If he gets this medical attention, he can join his colleagues in a normal school.“

67% funded

67%funded
$787raised
$384to go

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