MISSION

Through our partnership with Watsi, HCPs have the opportunity to donate a portion of their earnings at the end of each survey (and ZoomRx matches their donation $ for $). These donations help fund critical treatment for a patient in the developing world.

IMPACT
367
Patients
$332,241
Raised
Patient countries
Top patient conditions
Patients ZoomRx has funded

Wenshyna is a young girl from Haiti. She lives in the full-time care of her adult older sister, although she visits her parents and siblings regularly, as they live in the same neighborhood. She attends a special school for students with special needs and enjoys making art and music there. Wenshyna has a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. This condition involves several related defects, including a hole between the two lower chambers of the heart and a muscular blockage of one of the valves. Blood cannot properly flow through her lungs and to her body, depriving her of oxygen and leaving her weak and short of breath. Wenshyna also has Down syndrome. The cardiac surgery that she needs is not available in Haiti, so Wenshyna will need to fly to the United States to receive treatment. On November 10th, she will undergo cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will sew a patch over the hole in her heart to close it and remove the blockage from her valve. Another organization, Akron Children's Hospital, is contributing $10,000 to pay for surgery. Wenshyna's family also needs help to fund the costs of surgery prep, travel, and follow-up care. The $1,500 bill covers labs, medicine, checkups, and follow-up appointments. It also supports passport obtainment and the social workers from our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, who will accompany Wenshyna overseas. Her sister said: "I am so happy to know that Wenshyna will be able to breathe normally after her surgery!"

$1,500raised
Fully funded

Charito is a 58-year-old loving mother of two from the Philippines. She is a homemaker who loves to care for her family and lead the household chores such as cleaning, cooking, and laundry. During her spare time, she repairs clothes for reuse. Charito has suffered from various diseases like gallstones, diabetes, and excessive bleeding. When she began suffering new symptoms, she assumed at first it was part of her pre-existing disorders. However, two years ago, Charito began to experience troubling symptoms, including difficulty swallowing and breathing, and hoarseness of voice. She was diagnosed with multiple colloid adenomatous goiter - an enlargement or irregular growth in her thyroid gland. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Fortunately, our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP), is helping Charito receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on September 6th at Our Lady of Peace Hospital. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. A portion of the cost of her treatment is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and WSFP is raising the remaining $935 to cover the cost of Charito's procedure and care. Charito said, "I am very thankful to the individuals, organizations and foundations who are helping my treatment. And above all, I thank God because you are heaven sent. My family has no other means of support for this kind of surgery. I will be forever grateful for your help, support and assistance."

$935raised
Fully funded

Omar is a 26-year-old worker and the third born in a family of five children. His father passed on a long time ago so he lives with his siblings and their mother. He dropped out of campus when he was in his second year due to financial constraints and he started trying to get work where ever he could so as to support his mother in providing for their family. Early last year, Omar was employed in a big hotel in Nairobi, Kenya where he was working as a delivery man using a motorcycle. He earned a small amount of money that enabled him to pay for his medical insurance and support his mother at home. Unfortunately, he was involved in an accident in his line of duty. He is now depending on his mother for everything and his mother is a cleaner whose job is unpredictable and unreliable. He now has nothing to depend on as a source of income and cannot find funds to support his surgery. He is appealing for financial assistance so he can get back to work. In August 2022, Omar was involved in a motorcycle accident that caused a fracture in his right leg. Immediately, he was taken to a nearby facility where he was reviewed and then admitted. He had sustained bilateral tibia fractures and both of them needed procedures in order to recover well. He had medical insurance that enabled him to undergo his first surgery which was successful. He recovered well and he walked without as much difficulty as before. The surgeon prepared him for another surgery and when pre-authorization was done the insurance company approved an amount that was not enough for his surgery as it is a complex one. It is still difficult for him to walk and he is in chronic pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On May 31st, Omar will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him to walk easily again and consequently, he will be able to work and help his mother in getting their daily basic needs. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1145 to fund this procedure. Omar says, "I really pity my mother who works so hard to see that I don’t lack. I am looking forward to getting well so that I may help her as she is now becoming old. Please help me."

$1,145raised
Fully funded

Jane is a 44-year-old lady and mother to two children, whom she has been working hard to sustain. She shared that her husband left her and the children when she got sick. Jane has had a tough background; her original parents’ home was in Western Kenya. During the 1999 tribal clashes, her family was displaced and came to seek refuge in Kiambu County. Her parents died, and she then married. Jane’s condition started slowly in 2015. She started feeling epigastric pains but wasn't able to go to the hospital. Two years ago, the pain became more frequent, accompanied by vomiting. Since then, she has been going to a hospital to be treated for ulcers. Two months ago, she became worse with vomiting, severe pains, being unable to eat, dizziness, and weakness of the body. Her brother, who lives in Limuru, had to take her in with her children. He brought her to Nazareth Hospital and a scan showed gallstones with inflammation of her gall bladder. Jane has been admitted to the hospital (10 days ago), and though the surgeon advised her to have a cholecystectomy, her brother, who is a motorbike driver has been unable to meet her surgery fee. Her family needs help raising funds. If not treated soon, Jane will continue experiencing the symptoms and may have more complications like obstruction of the bile duct, jaundice, pancreatitis and malabsorption. Quietly, Jane said, "I would be very happy if I could have this treatment. My body is very weak, and I am just depending on my brother. If I get well, I can go back to my job and take care of my children."

$788raised
Fully funded

Khin is a 28-year-old woman who lives with her parents and three elder sisters in Burma. She is unemployed, but her family runs a small grocery store. Her elder brother works in a chicken factory across the border in Mae Sot, Thailand. In April, 2020, Khin started to feel dizziness, headache, and nausea. She also developed blurred vision and her eyes became more sensitive to light. At first, she thought she just needed eyeglasses, and went to an eye clinic in Yangon. The ophthalmologist tested her eye and suspected that her symptoms might be due to a brain tumour. She received multiple CT scans at hospitals in Yangon and she was diagnosed with a brain tumour, but her surgery kept being postponed due to COVID-19 and later the country's military coup. By late 2022, Khin's family were in debt and could no longer afford to pay for her surgery. Eventually, Khin decided to seek treatment at Mae Tao Clinic in Thailand, where she was told she may be able to receive free treatment. A medic from the clinic referred her to Mae Sot Hospital, where with the help of Watsi donors and BCMF, she received a CT scan. She was diagnosed with possible pituitary macroadenoma, and was told she would need surgery to remove the tumour. However, she would need to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in preparation for the surgery and to plan the best treatment plan. Currently, Khin's blurred vision is worsening. She can no longer see well, even during the day when it is bright outside. She also has pain in both of her eyes and sometimes around her eyes. She has a headache, which is more severe on the right side, dizziness, weakness and nausea. She has lost two kilograms within the past two weeks. Khin said, "I feel really sad as my vision is worsening with time. One time, I could not see my sister who was standing close to me. Thank you for supporting me. I believe they my vision will surely be fully treated. I am trying to encourage myself and stay positive amongst all of my difficulties.”

$681raised
Fully funded