Ashish joined Watsi on December 27th, 2021. 28 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Ashish's most recent donation supported Steevenson, a 21-year-old from Haiti, to fund heart surgery and hopes to continue with his education.
Ashish has funded healthcare for 5 patients in 4 countries.
Ashish has funded healthcare for 5 patients in 4 countries.
Steevenson is a 21-year-old, living in a small farming village in southwest Haiti, with his parents and three younger siblings. Steevenson helps his parents tend to their farm, although he is hoping to be able to complete high school, once his health has improved. As a child, Steevenson suffered from a case of rheumatic fever, which left his heart severely damaged. As a result, one of his four heart valves cannot pump sufficient blood through his body, which leaves Steevenson weak and short of breath. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is helping Steevenson to finally receive the treatment that he needs. Steevenson will fly to the Dominican Republic, where on September 26th, surgeons at Hospital CEDIMAT will attempt to repair his damaged valve. If this isn't possible, an artificial valve will be implanted. Haiti Cardiac Alliance is contributing $8,000 to pay for Steevenson's surgery. But Steevenson's family also needs your help to secure $1,500 to fund the cost of labs, medicines and follow up appointments, as well as for the passports and the social workers who will accompany the family to the Dominican Republic. Steevenson shared, "I have been praying for this surgery since I was a child, and I hope that when it is over I can be fully healthy and will have more energy."
Faith is 26 years old and a mother to a preschooler. Calm and intelligent, she holds a certificate in nursing but has not yet been able to secure a job in her profession. Faith depends on her husband who operates a thrift shop to provide basic needs for the family. Due to the country's economic crisis, few people are buying clothes from his business, limiting his profit. Their family resides in a two-roomed rental house. Faith is an active home maker and during her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. Faith is currently expecting her second child. Her doctors recommend that she deliver via a caesarean section to prevent complications like uterine rupture. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Faith undergo a C-Section on December 8th. This procedure will cost $252, and Faith's family needs your support. Faith says "Last time I delivered my first child, I had health problems and was discharged after two weeks, this time I have decided to come early to seek support before things get worse. I know I won’t be able to raise the money needed for my surgery and I appeal for your financial support."
Joven is a 14-month-old boy from Haiti who is very loved by his family. Joven has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Joven has been experiencing growth in his head and without treatment, Joven will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, Project Medishare, is requesting $897 to cover the cost of surgery for Joven at Hospital Bernard Mevs that will treat his hydrocephalus. This is the only site in the country where this care is currently available and the procedure is scheduled to take place on November 19th. This critical treatment will drain the excess fluid from Joven's brain to reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Joven will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Joven's mom states, "I have been so worried ever since I learned of his diagnosis. The first time I began to have hope was when I heard WATSI may be able to help Joven have surgery."
Mark Gabriel is a two-year-old boy from the Philippines. He loves singing the alphabet and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. He is the oldest son of his parents. His father works as a call center agent, while his mother is a stay-at-home mom. Mark Gabriel was born with a birth condition that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. He needed to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. Fortunately, our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines, is helping Mark Gabriel receive treatment. On December 8th, he will undergo colostomy closure surgery to correct his condition. After his recovery, Mark Gabriel will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future. Now, World Surgical Foundation Philippines is requesting $1,279 to cover the total cost of Mark Gabriel's procedure and care. Mark Gabriel's mother shared, "after his surgery, we hope that he will live a life without carrying a colostomy bag."
Long is a 39-year-old construction worker. His wife works as a vegetable seller at a local market, and together they have two children. Long's son is 7 years old and in grade one, and his daughter is 14 years old and in grade six. In his free time, Long enjoys playing chess, fishing, and meeting up with friends. In May 2020, Long was in a motor vehicle crash and fractured his left forearm. After the accident, his family took him to a local hospital, where he received a plate and screws in his left forearm. As the fracture has not healed correctly, Long's elbow is stiff and he has signs of infection. This makes it difficult for Long to move his arm, and he experiences chronic pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), can help. On December 1st, Long will undergo a hardware removal procedure to help him use his arm again and eventually return to work. CSC is requesting $230 to fund Long's procedure. Long shared that he hopes his left forearm heals soon and will be free of pain and infection. He wants to work with this hand to support his family again.