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.
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Dominick is a young boy who is the first-born in a family of three children. His parents are subsistence farmers. He is yet to be enrolled in school because of difficulty he has in walking. Dominick was diagnosed with bilateral genu varus. His legs bow outward at the knees. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he has difficulty walking. His parents first noticed the bending of the legs as he learnt to walk and took him to the hospital where they were given calcium and vitamin to use, but there was no improvement in his condition. Due to financial challenges, his parents were not able to continue treatment for Dominick. Last year, they decided to bring him to Arusha for special prayers. There, they met an employee of African Mission Healthcare, who advised them to try seeking treatment at their care center ALMC Hospital. Through earlier support, Dominick had a successful surgery that helped correct both of his legs. However, he came back for follow up three months later and his legs were already relapsing, which is limiting his mobility again. Dominick was prescribed calcium to use for three months before a reassessment. It has now been determined that he needs another surgery to help correct his legs. In this surgery the doctors will place implants to help prevent his legs from relapsing again. His parents are asking for support to make his care possible. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Dominick. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 6th. Treatment will hopefully restore Dominick's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Dominick’s mother says, “Please help us once more. His legs are bending again.”

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Jane is a small business owner with a family of five children. She's worked hard to raise her children alone since her husband passed on in 2009. To make ends meet and support her family, Jane sells green vegetables in a nearby market. Jane is very hardworking and tries not to depend on her children who are now grown, but this year has been more difficult since she had a fall in January and last month was involved in a road traffic accident. Jane sustained a fracture on her left hand (which was already healing from dislocation), and a right tibia fracture, and hip dislocation. Jane was brought to our medical partner's care center, Nazareth Hospital, where the surgeon recommended surgery for her radius, ulna, and tibia along with bedrest for her hip dislocation. Jane's family will help cover as much of the cost for these procedures as they can, but have asked for help to cover the medical costs On April 5th, Jane will undergo a fracture repair procedure so the injury will heal without deformity. This surgery will allow Jane to work and depend on herself again. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Jane raise $1,049 to fund this procedure. Jane shared, "I am helpless and don’t know who to turn to. The little I get from selling vegetables is very little to meet the cost of the required operation. I really plead for support so that I can be well soon and be able to concentrate and be independent instead of relying on my children.”

$1,049raised
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Saw Ta is a 60-year-old man who lives with his wife, five daughters, and five sons in a refugee camp in northern Thailand. Originally from Burma, he fled to the refugee camp with his family due to conflict near their village. All of his daughters and two of his sons are students in the refugee camp. One of his sons is a pastor and does not receive a salary, while the other two are day labourers. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions on leaving the camp, they find it difficult to find work. Saw Ta’s wife works for the Karen Women’s Organization in the refugee camp. Their monthly household income is not enough to cover their large household’s basic needs or the medical treatment that Saw Ta now needs. In late 2020, Saw Ta developed back pain, a fever, and pain. He went to the hospital in the refugee camp, where he was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection (UTI) and admitted for care. He received treatment and was discharged home after he recovered. However, every month his symptoms would return, and he would be readmitted at the hospital to treat his infection. Last March, staff from the organization Malteser International (MI) brought him to Mae Sariang Hospital due to his frequent infections. At the hospital, he was diagnosed with stones in both of his kidneys as well as hydronephrosis. He received pain medication and the doctor referred him to Chiang Mai Hospital (CMH) for further treatment. Due to restrictions, Saw Taw had to wait to receive a letter from Thai authorities to leave the camp and travel to CMH, which he received in July. Then he underwent a kidney, ureter, and bladder (KUB) x-ray. The doctor confirmed his diagnosis, and performed a percutaneous nephrotomy that same day, inserting a catheter into his right kidney to drain it. He received a follow-up appointment for three months later and was brought home. However, he was unable to return for his appointment due to the refugee camp being placed under a lockdown because of COVID-19 cases. Saw Taw was finally able to return to the hospital on November 30th, 2021. While there, the doctor changed the catheter in his kidney and told him he needs surgery to remove the stones from his right kidney. Our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund is helping him undergo treatment and is raising $1,500 to fund his care, which is scheduled for January 28th, 2022. Currently, Saw Ta suffers from pain in his back and his lower abdomen. He experiences pain when he passes urine, has no appetite, and feels tired after doing small tasks. In the future, he wants to help his family with household chores. He also wants to find work and help his community. “I worry when I think about my health problems,” Saw Ta said. “I hope that after my surgery my pain will disappear.”

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Ewe is an elderly man who is married and has four children. All his children are not well off financially. To provide for the family, Ewe does repair work for household stuff and shoes. Since he was injured, he is not able to work. His wife is not able to work as she too has a health problem with her hip joint. For now, they are relying on their grandson who is a student in a bible college. Their family does not have health insurance coverage and can not raise the required funds to cater for their grandfather’s surgery. Ewe’s right leg has had issues for a long time. His knee joint was not moving properly. This made him put his leg straight all the time to avoid experiencing too much pain. Two months ago, he was a moto passenger and they had an accident. He fractured his femur but the driver was not injured. His grandson came to his rescue and brought him to our medical partner Kijabe Hospital for examination. He was admitted, casted and then discharged home. Two weeks later he came for his clinic reviews, an x-ray was done and it was found that his leg was not getting any better. At this time, he was also experiencing pain and was unable to walk. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 5th, Ewe will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. He is scheduled for the surgery to correct the fracture but has no money to pay for the surgery and appeals for help. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure. Ewe says, "I would really like to provide for my family and not to be a burden to my grandson.”

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Fred is a jovial 10-year-old student. Our medical partner met Fred at the Cure Hospital Mobile Clinic in Nyeri - a non-stop 4-hour drive from the AIC Cure International Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya. Fred was brought to the clinic by two women who are his guardians and shared more about his story: Fred's guardians met him at Karatina market where they work. Fred was in a wheelchair begging for money from the passersbys in the market. They realized Fred had come from Tanzania (a neighboring country) and was begging for money under the care of an unknown person who was using him to make money. The guardians rescued the boy and took him to their home. They reported this to the local authorities including the area chief and the police station. They also enrolled Fred in a nearby school after they realized that despite the physical challenges, Fred is very bright and could perform well in school. Fred 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, Fred has now traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $1,286 to fund Fred's clubfoot repair. This treatment will be of great impact to Fred because he will be able to put on shoes and walk well. His community is hopeful that Fred's self-esteem will improve and he will be able to continue with his education and achieve great things in the future. “We are just but well-wishers looking forward to doing God's work. We would appreciate if you assist this young soul who has a bright future,” Fred's guardians told us.

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