Kunal joined Watsi on December 30th, 2021. 15 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Kunal's most recent donation supported Ananiya, a 5-year-old from Ethiopia, to fund surgery for his birth condition so he can live a full, healthy life.
Kunal has funded healthcare for 7 patients in 3 countries.
Kunal has funded healthcare for 7 patients in 3 countries.
Ananiya is a 5-year-old boy from Ethiopia. He loves playing football and playing with toys. Ananiya is the firstborn in a family of two children. Ananiya's father passed away five years ago so his uncle helps to take care of them. His mom is worried and concerned about her son's wellbeing and is seeking financial assistance to help Ananiya get the second-stage surgery that he needs to be healthy. Ananiya was born with hypospadias, a congenital abnormality that causes urinary dysfunction. Without treatment, he will continue to experience uncomfortable symptoms and will be at risk of infertility. Fortunately, Ananiya is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on November 16th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,293 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. His mom is feeling a renewed sense of hope for the future. She said, “I hope my child goes to school after the treatment. If it's God's will, he may even be a doctor in the future."
Amos is a small scale farmer. After completing secondary school, Amos started practicing farming and when he married, his wife joined him on the farm. He is now a father of three children with the eldest in primary school. Their family leads a modest lifestyle. Four years ago, Amos developed a small painless neck swelling. Over time, the swell has been increasing in size and has had him worried about the complications that might result from it. With the swell increasing, he is not able to turn his neck easily and cannot carry a heavy load on his head. He visited Rushoroza Hospital and was diagnosed with a lipoma that needs excision. He appeals for financial assistance to fund his treatment. On November 19th", surgeons will remove the mass. Our medical care partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $145 to fund this procedure. Amos says, “I am currently looking abnormal with the neck swelling and I need help. I hope to look normal again and continue with farming as soon as possible."
Savoun is a 76-year-old grandmother. She lives with her husband and her oldest daughter, who works as a farmer. Savoun and her husband have three sons, four daughters, and many grandchildren. Due to her age, Savoun can no longer go to the farm and likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio. Five years ago, Savoun developed a cataract in her right eye, causing photophobia, blurred vision, and tearing. As a result, she has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going outside. When Savoun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On November 24th, doctors will perform cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. CSC is requesting $229 to fund Savoun's procedure. Savoun shared, "After surgery, I hope my eye can see better. I want to visit pagodas in farther places and be able to recognize my relatives."
Rin is an elderly farmer from Cambodia. He is married; he and his wife have one son, seven daughters, and many grandchildren. They live with their oldest daughter, who is also a farmer. During the day, Rin likes to go to the local pagoda to visit with the monks. Five years ago, Rin developed a pterygium in his right eye, causing him blurry vision and a burning feeling in his eye. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. When Rin learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. Rin needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of his procedure is $216. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for November 29th. "After surgery, I hope I can see clearly and my eye will be better looking," says Rin. "I can see my children and my grandchildren's faces clearly and I can go to the pagoda by myself after surgery."
Deus is a father of three who loves watching football when he is free. He was not able to proceed with school when he was young as his parents could not raise the school fees. He started working at construction sites at a young age and since then, he honed his skills and is now a builder. His wife is a farmer and, together, they are able to fend for their family. For two years, Deus has had a left inguinal hernia. The hernia was not painful until recently when he had a minor accident at a construction site. He did not have any open fractures or lacerations but his inguinal hernia has since been painful. He came to Nyakibale Hospital and on review, he was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia. He needs surgery but the cost is too high for him to afford. Fortunately, on December 8th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Deus's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Deus says “I'm looking forward to receiving your support for the success of my surgery because the truth is that I am in pain but my finances are limited to enable me to undergo my treatment.”
Poul is a 71-year-old retired rice farmer. Poul is married, and together she and her husband have seven daughters, three sons, and 20 grandchildren. She and her husband live with one of their daughters, who also works as a farmer. She helps take care of her grandchildren, cooks for them, and likes to listen to the monks pray on the radio in her free time. Three years ago, Poul developed a cataract in her right eye, causing her blurry vision and floaters in her eye. She has difficulty walking and often stumbles. She also has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Poul learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for four and a half hours seeking treatment. On December 13th, doctors will perform small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in her right eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $229 procedure. Poul shared, "I hope to see well again and be helpful to my family. I want to go outside more, visit with my neighbors, cook for my grandchildren, and go to the pagoda to pray with the monks."
Eva is a small-scale farmer along with her husband. Together they rent a single room for shelter. Eva shared that she lost her first child shortly after birth, but she is now expecting again. During her free time, Eva enjoys singing during church masses. Eva's doctors recommended that she deliver via a Cesarean section because of her previous birthing history. On December 21st, she arrived to the hospital after feeling minor pains. On December 22nd, Eva will undergo a C-section to ensure a safe delivery for her and her new child. Our medical partner African Mission Healthcare is requesting $214 to fund Eva's surgery. Eva shared, "I hope for a successful surgery. I will proceed with farming so that I may be able to take good care of my child."