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.
patients supported
amount donated
Top patient countries
Top patient conditions
All 325 patients ZoomRx has supported

Khine lives with her parents, daughter, and brother in a town near Yangon, Burma. Her daughter is a homemaker and looks after her parents, while her brother works in a sewing factory. Khine used to work as a street vendor but stopped in August when she was no longer able to see well enough to work. Around 2018, Khine's left eye became itchy and painful. Unable to afford treatment at a clinic or hospital, she used traditional medicine after her friend recommended a traditional medicine clinic for eye ailments. In October 2021, the pain and itchiness in her left eye increased and the vision in he right eye was blurry. She went to a hospital in Yangon, where the doctor diagnosed her with cataracts in both her eyes. Although she was referred to another hospital where eye surgery is affordable, the waiting list was very long and she was told it could take up to a year for her to be scheduled for surgery. With the help of our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), she underwent cataract surgery on her left eye in October. She is scheduled to undergo cataract surgery on her right eye at BCMF's care center KBC Hospital on December 14th and needs support to fund her treatment. Currently, the vision in Khine's right eye is so blurry that she can only see shapes. Since her first surgery, the vision in her left eye is very clear and she is feeling a renewed sense of hope for her future. Khine shared, “I would like to work as a vendor again when I can see well after surgery.”

Fully funded

Mu is a 17-year-old boy and refugee living in Thailand. Around mid-August 2021, he woke up one morning with pain in his left knee. At first he thought that the pain wound go away on its own and that it was nothing serious. However, when the pain remained a few days later, he told his sister. She bought him a type of Burmese pain reliever balm to apply on his knee. He applied the balm for a week, but he did not feel any better. When he and his sister noticed that his left knee had become slightly swollen his sister called their father. Mu’s father told them that it could an infection and suggested that they go to a hospital or buy him pain medication to reduce swelling. His sister bought the medication their father suggested at a pharmacy, and Mu took it for a week. However, he did not feel better, and the swelling did not decrease. Now, Mu’s left knee is painful especially at night and whenever he moves his left leg. He needs to take pain medicine at least twice a day to be able to sleep or make him feel a bit better. The swelling continues to slowly increase every day. Because of the pain, Mu has a poor appetite and has lost weight. Since early November, he has to use crutches to get around and easily tires when he walks even short distances. Mu and his family are worried that he might need to amputate his leg. Apart from this, his sister has had ask for leave from her work to take Mu to the hospital, and his brother who studies outside of the refugee camp has had to temporarily stop his studies while he accompanies him to Chiang Mai. Doctors want Mu to undergo an MRI, an imaging procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of bodily organs. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $814 to cover the cost of Mu's MRI and care, scheduled for December 1st. Mu's sister said, “I feel so sad to see him in pain every day and I don’t know how to help him. When I heard that he will be brought to Chiang Mai and that BCMF has agreed to help with his surgery, I don’t know how to express how extremely happy I felt.”

Fully funded

Leonida is jovial and speaks in her native language as she sits with the local Watsi rep to share her story. Her daughter acts as a translator as she narrates her story. Leonida was recently diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She needs a mastectomy surgery and later chemo to get rid of the cancerous cells. In October 2020, Leonida started feeling a painless lump on her left breast. It was not alarming at the time, and she never took it seriously. After several months, the lump grew in size and started developing pain. She visited a local clinic in their hometown in Siaya, Western Kenya. She was being treated with pain medication and ointments. Later, in October this year, she opted to visit her daughter in the city of Nairobi and seek further medical attention. She went to a facility where they had a biopsy and CT scan which revealed cancer. She was referred for surgery. She opted to come to our medical partner's care center Kijabe Hospital for surgery. Leonida is a mother of five who are all adults. Although supportive, her children do not have stable jobs to fund for the surgery. Her government mandated national health insurance medical cover is not active and takes many months to become available. Her surgery is urgent and cannot wait for the coverage to come in, if at all. She is a small-scale farmer without a source of income and relies on her kids for food and medical expenses. She shared that she lost her husband in 2004, so making ends meet can be difficult. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1110 to cover the cost of a mastectomy for Leonida. The procedure is scheduled to take place on November 22nd. After treatment, Leonida will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. Leonida says, "I am old now and weak. This cancer is threatening my life and therefore need this treatment to fight it.”

Fully funded

Rossana is a 68-year-old married woman who is currently in her second marriage. Her first husband died in 1996 and she remarried in 1997. She had five children from her first marriage and has two additional children with her current husband. Two of her children from her first husband have died and one of her remaining children is currently pregnant. She stays in a three-bedroom house with 7 people. Her husband is a truck driver and she rents out a plot of land for farming to help support the family, otherwise, she calls herself a housewife and is happily married. Financially, things have become increasingly difficult since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the family is struggling to make ends meet. Rossana started noticing a small swelling on her neck about 3 years ago and originally traveled to South Africa for medication. There, she had an ultrasound and was given medication but it did not help. She came back to Malawi and was referred to Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH), the largest public hospital in Lilongwe. From KCH she was referred to another mission hospital for laboratory tests since the local lab had run out of supplies. After the lab tests, she was told that the swelling was a goiter and that she would need surgery. A goiter is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. Although goiters are usually painless, a large goiter can cause a cough and irritation, and may also cause difficulty in swallowing and breathing. She initially delayed having the surgery because her cousin told her she might die and she was afraid. However, Rossana has had ongoing issues with choking that made it difficult to eat. She normally would enjoy eating rice and chicken but no longer enjoys her food because of the extent of the choking. She also is not enjoying her Islamic religious traditions like singing because of the choking sensation in her throat. Rossana is afraid that if she is not operated on, she may choke and die. She has sought care at Partners in Hope (PIH) for the removal of her thyroid so that the quality of her life will improve. She also feels insecure about the appearance of the goiter on her neck. After consulting with the PIH surgeon, a date was set for the removal of the thyroid to help improve Rossana’s quality of life. She is now seeking $1,015 so that she can have the surgery. Rossana says, “I want to be able to sing and enjoy my food again.”

Fully funded

Thidar is a 47-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband, son and daughter in Mon State. Thidar is a homemaker while her daughter goes to school. Since schools closed due to the recent coup and COVID-19, she now looks after her daughter and does the household chores. Thidar’s husband is too ill to work, and their son is a day laborer. One month ago, Thidar noticed that the back and inner part of her left calf was red and swollen. When she went to Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH) to have her calf checked, she was admitted and diagnosed with cellulitis. She was given daily injections of antibiotics and when she was discharged, the doctor gave her oral medication and told her to come back if her condition worsened. At first, Thidar felt better, but three weeks later, her left calf became swollen and painful. She also developed a blister on her inner calf and at the back of her calf. Although she wanted to go back to the hospital, her family did not have any money. Ten days after her symptoms returned, her son sold his motorcycle and brought her back to MCLH. The doctor examined her and saw that her blisters had now turned into ulcers. She underwent surgery to clean the ulcers and remove any necrotic tissues. After the surgery, a nurse cleaned and dressed her left calf every day. A few days later, the doctor checked her left calf and saw that her calf was not healing well. The doctor told Thidar she would need to undergo another surgery to clean and remove necrotic tissue. When Thidar told the doctor she had no money left to pay for another surgery, the doctor referred her to our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance accessing further treatment. Currently, Thidar’s left calf is in pain and swollen. She cannot do household chores and she is worried about their debt, as they have had to borrow money for her treatment, and they already owe money they borrowed to buy a house. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is helping Thidar receive treatment. On October 22nd, surgeons will perform a debridement to help Thidar to be free from pain and able to resume her regular work. Now, Thidar's family needs help to fund this $694 procedure. Thidar said, “When I recover, I will raise pigs to earn money and pay back our debts. I will also have money for our everyday needs this way.”

Fully funded