6 Patients Funded
$395 Total Donated
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Ian is a class one pupil who is struggling with his hearing. He relies on lip-reading to communicate and though shy, he is learning sign language in school. When he was three years old, his mother noted his struggle with talking and hearing. She was advised to wait until he was five years old but unfortunately, at five, Ian could only say a few words. His mom delayed enrolling him in a special school due to financial struggle. Ian was referred to our facility whereupon review, he had hearing aids recommended. With the aids, his hearing will improve along with his social performance. Ian comes from a humble background. His mother used to sell charcoal to make ends meet but with a poor business environment, she has resorted to laundry labor where she makes about $2 daily. To get to our facility, she got a loan for bus fare. Ian’s father committed suicide in 2014, making life frustrating for his mother. Ian’s mother appeal for help. Ian’s mother says, “My prayer is to have Ian grow as a normal child. Please help him.”
Byafandimu is a small scale farmer from Uganda. She is a widow and a mother to five children all are peasants, three married and one still single. Byafandimu lost the husband in1987 and she has been practicing small scale farming to support herself and children. For some time now, Byafandimu began to experience troubling symptoms, including disfigurement of the neck, shortness of breath and difficulty speaking. She was diagnosed with a goiter, an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Byafandimu receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on August 20th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $240, and she and her family need help raising money. Byafandimu says, “I am looking forward to being rid of the disfigurement and its symptoms."
Sara is a 30-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. He likes to listen to music, watch television, and play soccer in his free time. Ten years ago, Sara had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in his left ear to perforate. For this reason, Sara experiences ear drainage, hearing loss, itchiness, and tinnitus. He has reoccurrent infections and cannot hear properly. Sara traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On March 18, he will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in his left ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. He says, "I hope that I will get my hearing back and that my ear will heal."
Ebeneza is a toddler from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of six children. Ebeneza has clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Ebeneza traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on April 5. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Ebeneza's clubfoot repair. Ebeneza’s mother says, “Please help our son we have tried to treat our son but nothing has worked so far.”
Esther is a woman from Kenya. She has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Without treatment, the cancer may spread to other organs. A mastectomy, a surgery to remove breast tissue, has been suggested to rid her body of breast cancer and to prevent the cancer from metastasizing. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $816 to cover the cost of a mastectomy for Esther. The procedure is scheduled to take place on March 22. After treatment, Esther will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. Esther says, “My prayer is to live longer. I want to be a cancer warrior."
Katungye is a laboratory assistant from Uganda. For one year, Katungye has had a right inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him discomfort and pain. Fortunately, on March 5, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Katungye's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Katungye says, “I am hopeful for restoration of my hope after the surgery and I continue with my business until I get a job.”