Narendra joined Watsi on September 11th, 2020. 36 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Narendra's most recent donation supported Navath, a two-year-old boy from Cambodia, to fund burn repair surgery so he can fully use his hands as he grows.
Narendra has funded healthcare for 92 patients in 11 countries.
Narendra has funded healthcare for 92 patients in 11 countries.
Navath is a clever two-year-old boy who lives in Phnom Penh with his mom and dad. His mom stays home to care for him, while his father works as a welder. Navath loves toy cars and watching cartoons on his mom's phone. Last November, Navath accidentally put his hands into a pot of boiling rice in his home. His mother rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was treated for the burns. Since that time, scar contractures have developed on both hands. Because of the contractures, Navath has limited hand function and is unable to do things like grasp toys or feed himself. When Navath's family learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, they traveled there hoping he may be able to have treatment. On June 1st, surgeons at our medical partner's care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to improve his hand function so he can do everyday activities as he grows. Now, his family needs help to fund this $495 procedure. His mother hopes that Navath can regain the use of his hands.
Mach is a 52-year-old cleaner who lives in Kandal with her husband and two daughters. Her children are in their final years of high school. Her husband works in construction while Mach looks after the house and garden. She enjoys cooking and trying new recipes. In January 2022, Mach fell off her motorbike and broke her left elbow. She went to a nearby clinic where doctors fixated hardware to heal the fracture. Now, the fracture has healed, but the hardware is uncomfortable and limits her range of motion. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On June 2nd, Mach will undergo a hardware removal procedure that will improve the function of her arm and make her daily activities easier. Mach and her family need your help to raise $304 for this treatment. She shared, "I want to fix my arm so I can go home and be able to help my family more easily."
Immaculate is a friendly and outgoing small-scale farmer from Uganda. She is a single mother to three daughters. Immaculate and her husband separated, and she and her daughters live with Immaculate's parents. Her daughters are all studying in school. Immaculate shared that she completed her senior class four before leaving due to a lack of school fees. Now, Immaculate practices small-scale farming to feed her family and works labor jobs to pay for her daughters' school fees. For two years, Immaculate has had an epigastric hernia, which causes her to experience symptoms of abdominal pain, swelling, coughing, and discomfort when she lifts heavy objects. Fortunately, on June 6th, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission (AMH), is requesting $230 to fund Immaculate's surgery. This procedure will allow Immaculate to live more comfortably and confidently moving forward. Immaculate says, "I am all that my children are left with; with such illness, I cannot do much. I appeal for your support to undergo surgery for me to continue caring for my children."
Diana is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. She is a mother to two children, both delivered through cesarean section themselves, and are studying in nursery school. Although she completed her senior year in school, Diana was unable to continue her education due to a lack of school fees. Initially, she stayed at home and focused on farming until she got married at the age of 17. Now she engages in farming on her small plot of land alongside her husband. They cultivate crops to feed their family and sell the surplus to generate income. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with family. Diana is currently expecting her third child. She's been receiving care throughout her pregnancy from the hospital and her doctors recommend that she deliver via a caesarean section because of her higher-risk for complications. This way, doctors can ensure the safety of both mother and child. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Diana undergo a C-Section on May 26th. This procedure will cost $252, and Diana needs your support. Diana says, "I hope to deliver a live baby and hope for good health once I am operated."
Madelyn is a loving wife and grandmother from the Philippines. She currently lives with her husband and five-year-old grandchild. Ten years ago, Madelyn discovered a lump on her breasts. She had it examined by a healthcare professional and was informed that it appeared to be a fluid-like cyst with a chance to be resolved on its own. Unaware of the potential severity of her condition, she opted to discontinue follow-up checkups. As the years passed, she experienced intermittent, yet tolerable pain. This past March, the pain intensified significantly, accompanied by a palpable mass. These changes alarmed Madelyn to seek medical attention once again. She underwent a thorough assessment and diagnostic tests and was ultimately 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. Fortunately, our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP), is helping Madelyn receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a mastectomy on May 31st at Our Lady of Peace Hospital. A portion of the cost of her treatment is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and WSFP is raising $1058 to cover the remaining cost. After treatment, Madelyn will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. "We are just relying on my husband's income as a driver, which is barely enough to sustain our needs. On our own, we will not be able to afford my needed treatment", Madelyn shared. "I'll be eternally grateful to Watsi and World Surgical Foundation Philippines for helping me!"
Negash, who is five years old, is the youngest of the six children in his family. Their family lives in rural Ethiopia, where his parents are farmers who grow wheat and barley. Additionally, they work as daily laborers on government construction projects to earn extra money to support their family. A few years ago, Negash's parents learned that he had been born with hypospadias, a congenital condition that causes urinary dysfunction. The doctors at the hospital in Sekota told the family that Negash would need to return for treatment when he turned four years old. As the hospital in Sekota could not perform the procedure required to address Negash's condition, a social worker accompanied the family to Addis Ababa, helping to cover all of their travel costs. However, the family needs money to pay for the surgery that Negash must have in order to prevent him from higher risk of cancer and infertility, and other worrying symptoms in the future. Fortunately, Negash is now scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on March 30th at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,293 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Negash's father said: “I want my son to be completely well. I hope he will be well educated and become a president.”
Fabriana is a very happy 14-month-old baby girl from the highlands of Kenya, where her parents are small-scale farmers. She lives with them, her older sibling, and her grandparents in a semi-permanent house where her parents plant vegetables for sale. Fabriana has an umbilical protrusion that causes her pain, especially after she eats. Her family brought her to a clinic that prescribed her medication, but her condition worsened. Fabriana stopped eating regularly and has not been as playful as before. Her worried mother brought her to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, for further diagnosis. Surgeons there will perform surgery on March 27th to alleviate her symptoms. Now, African Mission Healthcare is asking for $737 to help support this treatment. Fabriana’s mother said,”I am so uncomfortable when my baby cries with pain because of the hernia. Lately, she has not been eating well, and her weight has gone down. Kindly help her so that she may grow in a good way.”
Teresiah is a 56-year-old woman from Kenya. She is the sixth of ten children and has one 20-year-old child of her own. She works as a domestic house helper in neighbors' houses. A couple of months ago, Teresiah began to experience symptoms such as swelling on the right side of her neck, feeling hot, headaches, rapid heartbeat, and difficulty swallowing. She was diagnosed with an enlarged right thyroid gland and needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner African Mission Healthcare (AMH) is helping Teresiah receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on March 27th where surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. She and her family need help raising $625 to fund the surgery. Teresa shared, “I am requesting help so that I can be treated and be able to take care of myself and my child and not depend on my relatives.”
Chanthy is a 41-year-old factory worker. She lives in Svay Rieng province with her husband, who is also a factory worker. Together they have one son who repairs cars and two daughters who are both students. Since Chanthy was 20 years old, she has suffered from ear pain, ear discharge and headaches around her left ear. This infection caused a cholesteatoma, or abnormal skin growth, to develop in the middle ear behind the ear drum. For this reason, Chanthy experiences hearing loss, tinnitus and ear discharge. She visited a government hospital two years ago for care, but she continues to have problems. Fortunately Chanthy traveled to our medical partner - Children’s Surgical Centre - to receive treatment. On March 22nd, she will undergo a mastoidectomy procedure in her left ear. Children’s Surgical Centre is requesting $926 to fund this procedure. This covers medication, supplies, and inpatient care. Chanthy is hopeful that after this surgery her hearing will improve and her headaches will disappear. Without care, she is concerned this illness might affect her health permanently.
Ian is a 5-year-old boy from the valley of Elgeyo Marakwet county in Kenya. He is the second of three children. He loves playing football and helping his mother gather firewood and clean the house. His mother takes care of the house and family while his father tills land for planting. Ian's father is currently working in a village far away from their home in order to earn money to provide for the family. Ian recently came to the hospital in a lot of pain because he had fallen and hurt his right arm. X-rays revealed that his arm was broken near the elbow joint. He needs surgery in order to stabilize the broken bone. Since the arm was so swollen, Ian was admitted to the hospital; a splint was applied and the arm is elevated to reduce the swelling. Because Ian is very young, he needs surgery so that his arm will continue to grow properly. He is right-handed and currently does not have use of the arm or hand. Fortunately, on March 21st, surgeons at our partner African Mission Healthcare will perform surgery to help heal Ian's broken arm. He and his family need help raising $853 to fund Ian's surgery. Ian's mother shared, “My son is in so much pain, and I feel like transferring it to myself. I am worried because he is a right-handed person, and he has injured his right hand. I sincerely have no option and no funds to help my son. Please help him so that he may be able to go back to school.”
Meet Juliet, a small-scale farmer and mother of five. Her dream was to become a banker, but her father passed away when she was in primary school, and her family was unable to continue to pay her school fees. Juliet is married and earns a living through farming, while her husband works as a builder. They live in a two-roomed home in southwestern Uganda. Three of their children are in school, and the other two children are married or working. For five years now, Juliet has had an inguinal hernia. This condition causes her pain and discomfort, especially when she lifts things, coughs, or does strenuous work like cultivating the farm. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping her receive treatment. On March 21st, Juliet will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH’s care center. Once completed, this procedure will allow her to live more comfortably and confidently. AMH is requesting $230 to fund Juliet's surgery. Juliet said: “I hope to get healed when I am operated on and continue with my activities in good health.”
Panha is a 23-year-old young man from Cambodia. He lives in a village with his parents and two siblings. Prior to his injury, Panha worked as a security guard and played soccer with his friends in his free time. In May 2022, Panha was in a motorbike accident that caused a fracture in his right femur. He has visited many clinics and traditional healers since the accident, but the fracture has not healed. It is difficult for him to walk and he is in chronic pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On March 22nd, Panha will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will help him walk easily again. Now, Panha and CSC need help raising $483 to help fund his surgery. Panha said, "I hope I can walk again and go back to work to help my family."