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Neil Montgomery

Neil's Story

Neil joined Watsi on April 16th, 2016. 31 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Neil's most recent donation supported Racheal, a baby from Kenya, to fund brain surgery.

Impact

Neil has funded healthcare for 23 patients in 7 countries.

All patients funded by Neil

Bruce

Bruce is a 21-year-old man who lives in Uganda. He works as a porter for a bus company in the town where he lives. In his free time, Bruce enjoys playing football and watching other matches in his town. He also enjoys listening to music on the radio and participating in youth activities at his church. For the past month, Bruce has had an extremely painful scrotal hernia, which has kept him from working. His symptoms include swelling, difficulty passing urine, and testicular torsion, and he is unable to do the lifting and climbing required by his job. A scrotal hernia is a protrusion of the intestines through a weak spot in the abdominal wall. In males, the weak spot is typically in the inguinal canal, where the spermatic cord enters the scrotum. The protruding intestines descend into the scrotum, presenting as a bulge that may be painful with bending, coughing, or lifting heavy objects. Bruce has been scheduled to undergo surgery to repair his hernia on June 3. During the operation, a surgeon will push the protruding tissue back into the abdomen and sew together the weakened muscle with a synthetic mesh. Over time, muscle tissue will grow into and around the mesh to strengthen the area. Watsi's medical partner, The Kellerman Foundation, requests $229 to pay for the operation, five nights in the hospital, lab tests, pain medicine, and antibiotics. Bruce is contributing $7 to pay additional costs associated with his care. “Please tell all the donors 'thank you' from me," says Bruce, who hopes to return to school to study English and science. "I appreciate so much that they are helping the needy."

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Moh Zin

Moh Zin is a 19-year-old woman. She has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which means excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in her brain. Moh Zin lives with her parents and two older brothers in a village in Burma. Her parents own a plantation, on which they grow beans. Her father and brothers work on the plantation, while Moh Zin and her mother do housework. As a child, Moh Zin did not exhibit any symptoms. However, not long after she began attending school, her parents noticed that she was walking strangely. She continue to study for several years. Unfortunately, Moh Zin stopped attending school after grade seven, as she could no longer complete the thirty minute bicycle ride to school. Though she experienced limited mobility, Moh Zin could still walk around the house and the neighborhood. She helped her mother at home and carried water from the river. In her free time, she watched Korean dramas on television. Five months ago, however, her symptoms deteriorated. Her vision became blurry, and she developed a fever. Moh Zin visited an ophthalmologist, who performed a CT scan and learned that she had an abnormal brain condition. Certain that they could not afford treatment, Moh Zin’s family returned home. Fortunately, a monk told Moh Zin’s uncle about our medical partner. At this point, Moh Zin was experiencing blurry vision, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and back pain. On November 26, she underwent a shunt insertion surgery to drain the fluid from her brain. Now, her family needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. After recovery, Moh Zin plans to “work hard and earn money to help support my family.”

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