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Aniket Pant

MONTHLY DONOR

United States   •   aniketpant.com   •   Born on August 15

Aniket's Story

Aniket joined Watsi on April 24th, 2015. Three years ago, Aniket became the 1163rd member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 2,743 more people have become monthly donors! Aniket's most recent donation traveled 8,500 miles to support Anna, a woman from Kenya, to fund ankle surgery.

Impact

Aniket has funded healthcare for 37 patients in 10 countries.

All patients funded by Aniket

Paw

44-year-old Paw is originally from Burma, but has been living in a refugee camp in Thailand for the past 20 years. She lives there with her husband and their two young daughters. While Paw’s husband sometimes finds miscellaneous work as a day laborer outside the camp, neither of them has a steady job. They primarily rely on the aid given out in the refugee camp. At the beginning of this year, Paw began experiencing heart palpitations on a regular basis. These palpitations frighten her and leave her extremely fatigued. Sometimes, she is so exhausted from the palpitations that she can only walk short distances at a time. The refugee camp’s health center referred Paw to Mae Sot Hospital, where she was diagnosed with atrial septal defect. This means that there is a hole in the wall that divides the upper chambers of her heart. As a result, oxygen-poor blood mixes with oxygen-rich blood, and her brain, organs, and other body parts receive an inadequate oxygen supply. Paw needs surgery to close this hole in her heart. However, without a reliable income, she and her husband cannot pay for the procedure. But we can help. By raising $1,500, we can pay for Paw’s operation on December 10, as well as her lab tests, four-day hospital stay, and travel to Chiang Mai for doctors’ visits. Paw’s family was very distressed when she received her diagnosis. But by securing her surgery, we can help them take steps towards their hope of someday moving out of the camp. “I want my children to have a better future in the U.S.,” shares Paw.

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$1,500raised
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Zachary

Zachary is a three-year-old young boy from the Philippines. Zachary loves playing with his toy cars. He lives in a small house made of bamboo with his parents and siblings. His father is a fisherman and has difficulty providing for the basic needs of the family. As a result, without nutritious meals, Zachary has developed acute malnutrition. Fortunately, on February 22, Zachary will begin $184 malnutrition treatment. Zachary will be treated by International Care Ministries (ICM), a Watsi medical partner. One out of five children under five in ICM communities is either severely or moderately malnourished. Worldwide, poor nutrition is associated with nearly half of all deaths in young children. In remote communities and urban slums of the Philippines, the lack of clean water and unclean environments add risk to potentially fatal childhood diseases. ICM’s home-based feeding program provides nutrient-enriched food packs to ensure malnourished children get additional food to regain normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development. After identifying a child as malnourished, staff and community volunteers make weekly visits to monitor this child’s progress. To help sustain the health of the child, ICM’s professional staff educate the mother, guardian, or other family members about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, and organic vegetable gardening. His mother says, "I hope Zachary can recover from malnutrition and finish his education someday and become a policeman."

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$184raised
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