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Ventura from Guatemala raised $1,490 to get healthy.

Ventura
100%
  • $1,490 raised, $485 to go
$1,490
raised
$485
to go
Fully funded
Ventura's treatment was fully funded on January 14, 2014.

Photo of Ventura post-operation

February 12, 2015

Ventura received a fitting for bilateral prosthetic arms.

With two functioning arms, Ventura will be able to perform daily tasks will increased ease. He was amazed that not one, but two prosthetics were given to him and our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, described him as having “a huge smile on his face and a swagger in his step.”

The staff at Wuqu’ Kawoq also wanted to express their gratitude,”for helping us feel more empowered in our work with disabled and disadvantaged persons.”

With two functioning arms, Ventura will be able to perform daily tasks will increased ease. He was amazed that not one, but two prosthetics ...

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November 25, 2013

Ventura needs to be fitted with two prosthetic devices. Several years ago, Ventura was in a severe electrical accident that resulted in the loss of his arms.

Since his residual limbs are small, Ventura has had a hard time finding a prosthetic that will fit. It will cost $1,490 to fit and manufacture new arms for Ventura, which will greatly improve his independence and the functionality arms.

Ventura, 39, is an amazingly positive man. He is all smiles and enthusiasm as he grasps the doctor’s hands with his two residual limbs in a firm and warm greeting. He is excited for the opportunity to be fitted for his first prosthetic device and is thankful for the funding provided by Watsi.

Ventura needs to be fitted with two prosthetic devices. Several years ago, Ventura was in a severe electrical accident that resulted in the ...

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Ventura's Timeline

  • November 25, 2013
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ventura was submitted by Peter Rohloff at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • November 27, 2013
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ventura 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.

  • January 14, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ventura's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 14, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ventura's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Ventura. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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Twongirwe

Twongirwe is a 37-year-old single mother to four. She says she separated with her husband who was an alcoholic and not healthy for their family. Twongirwe decided to go back to her parental home with her children. There she earns a living from small-scale farming where she grows food crops to feed her family and children and often sells off the surplus to generate an income. She sometimes works on other peoples farms in case she needs money and to help fund school fees for her children. Twongirwe arrived at the hospital with pain around her inguinal region associated with generalized body weakness and moderate bleeding for three years now. She also has severe backaches. This has affected her work performance since she no longer attends to her farm as her pain worsens when she is cultivating yet farming is her only source of income. Twongirwe went to a local health centre for treatment where she was examined by the doctor who told her that she may have a cyst and referred her to Watsi Medical Partner's Care Center Nyakibale Hospital for further care. There Twongirwe was examined by the doctor who recommended she receive an obstetric scan, which confirmed her cyst diagnosis. The medical team feels she will benefit from a cystectomy treatment for the good and betterment of her health. Twongirwe said: “I expect to get healed from my condition, have a normal health, a new life, and continue hustling to see that my children may grow well and have a brighter future.”

14% funded

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$31raised
$189to go

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