Ritchina is a baby girl from Haiti who needs $897 to fund hydrocephalus surgery.

Ritchina
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Ritchina's story

January 3, 2024

Ritchina's Timeline

  • January 3, 2024
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ritchina was submitted by Jennifer Rogers, Chief Nursing Officer at Project Medishare.

  • January 4, 2024
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ritchina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 11, 2024
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ritchina received treatment at Hospital Bernard Mevs in Haiti. 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.

  • April 18, 2024
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    Ritchina's treatment update from Project Medishare is in progress.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Ritchina is currently raising funds for her treatment.

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Junoir is a student from Kenya, currently he is in fifth grade. He resides in the interiors of Igembe North County and is the eldest child of three. He has twin younger sisters. Junoir and his family live on Junior's grandfather’s land, where his mother grows maize and beans. They have a single room house built of poles and an open kitchen roofed with a polythene paper. Junior's mother uses the money she gets from her daily jobs to pay for her children's school supplies and household necessities. For ten months, Junoir has been experiencing pain in his left groin from a symptomatic hernia. He was taken to the nearby health center where he was treated for an infection. He improved, but the pain recurred. He was referred to a regional clinic, but they did not have transportation. Later Maua Methodist Hospital announced a medical camp near them, and it was a great relief to Junior and also his mother. He was seen by the doctors in the medical camp and referred to the hospital where they found left testicular swelling from the hernia. If not treated, it can progress to intestinal complications. Fortunately, on February 15th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $733 to fund Junoir's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Junior's mother says, "Please help my son so that he can continue with schooling with ease. I believe he has a bright future ahead”.

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