Marc Peter Kirkwood
Marc's Story

Marc joined Watsi on March 16th, 2015. 24 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Marc's most recent donation traveled 4,200 miles to support Rhonda, a subsistance farmer from Uganda, to fund care during her high-risk pregnancy..

Impact

Marc has funded healthcare for 27 patients in 10 countries.

All patients funded by Marc

Zin Nwe lives in Burma with her parents, her brother and sister, and her adopted 3-year-old daughter. She is 33 years old. This past February, Zin Nwe began to feel severe abdominal pain. It was so debilitating that she returned home in order to rest and took some painkillers to cope with the pain. Upon feeling slightly better, she returned to work. However, in March, she couldn’t walk and came back home once again. She was having difficulty breathing and it was painful to sleep on her stomach. She was tossing and turning all night worrying about her condition and feeling guilty about being unable to work. Treatment was never sought in Burma because of the expensive costs in which Zin Nwe could not afford to pay. One of her friends had been to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) before and suggested that she visit. Upon arrival, Zin Nwe received an ultrasound test and a blood test. A midwife confirmed that she has a uterine myoma, a noncancerous growth in the uterus, and would require surgery. As she does not have money for the surgery, Zin Nwe was referred to Watsi's medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), for assistance. Zin Nwe is a strong, hard working, and independent woman. $1,500 covers all of Zin Nwe's medical expenses, including pre-surgery visits, hospitalization, out-patient visits, and transportation to the hospital. After treatment, Zin Nwe is eager to return to work, continue to support her family, and relax by gardening and planting vegetables near her home. She wants to be able to continue to afford school fees so that her daughter can one day be a bright and educated woman.

$1,500raised
Fully funded