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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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.”

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Naw Kwee is a 56-year-old woman who lives with her husband, three daughters and three sons in a refugee camp. She is a homemaker and her husband is retired. Five of their children go to school in the camp, and her second oldest son works as an agricultural day laborer. Six years ago, Naw Kwee often went to the camp’s hospital run by Malteser International (MI) Thailand to receive treatment for urinary tract infections. In 2020, she was diagnosed with a right kidney stone. With the help of Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), she underwent a round of laser treatment in 2021 at Chiang Mai Hospital. Unfortunately, the laser treatment was unsuccessful, so doctors inserted a nephrostomy tube three days later. This tube is passed from the back through the skin to the kidney where urine collects and temporarily drains the urine that is blocked. Naw Kwee felt a lot better afterwards, although she would still occasionally experience pain. In November 2022, her condition worsened and she would have back pain more often. Currently, she will be in pain once or twice a week since she is taking medication. Sometimes, the pain is severe and she develops a fever which will last for a week. If she is in pain, she cannot sleep well and has a poor appetite. She cannot walk, and does not feel comfortable laying down when she is in pain. Doctors recommend that Naw Kwee have surgery to remove the kidney stone and her procedure is scheduled for January 20th. Now she needs help to pay the $1,500 requested for the treatment. Naw Kwee said, "I have been suffering from this condition for so many years. I hope that I can receive surgery soon and recover fully so that I no longer need to travel back and forth to the hospital anymore. I hope that I will be free from pain and that I will be able to help my family with household chores such as cooking and cleaning the house. Thank you so much to all the kind people who are willing to help me."

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Ku is a 42-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband, two sons, grandson, and five daughters in a refugee camp in northern Thailand. Her husband has tried hard to get work outside of the camp, but this has been very hard due to COVID-19 restrictions. Ku's children are too young to contribute to the family, since most of them are students. Ku and her household receive 1,824 baht (approx. 61 USD) every month on a cash card from an organization called The Border Consortium, to purchase necessities. Their combined household income of 2,824 baht (approx. 94 USD) is just enough most of the time to cover their household expenses. Ku was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, if she walks longer distances, she will experience tiredness and difficulty breathing. If she is more active, she also feels more tired. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Ku. The treatment is scheduled to take place on September 12th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably. Ku said, “I feel too tired to go out [of the camp] and forage for vegetables in the forest. Although my husband wants to find work outside of the camp [as he is struggling to find enough customers right now], he is not allowed to leave the camp because of COVID-19 restrictions.”

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