Milos Gajdos
Milos' Story

Milos joined Watsi on February 24th, 2016. 17 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Milos' most recent donation supported Deborah, a bright nine-year-old student from Haiti, to fund prep and overseas transportation for life-changing cardiac surgery.


Milos has funded healthcare for 5 patients in 5 countries.

Patients funded by Milos

Paw is a 21-year-old who lives with her parents, a brother, three sisters, a daughter and a niece in a refugee camp. Her father used to be an agricultural day laborer, but had to stop working due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Her sisters go to school and her brother is unemployed. Paw looks after her daughter and niece, who are too young to go to school, while her mother looks after the household chores. In her free time, Paw likes to play with her daughter and visit her friends. On March 9th, Paw left the camp alone to collect firewood. While climbing a hill, she slipped, falling onto her right shin. She was in so much pain that she could not stand up. She got herself to a nearby road where a motorcyclist drove her back to the camp. At home, Paw was treated by a traditional healer, and a couple of days later, a second traditional healer told her family that Paw had fractured her leg. Paw's father made a bamboo brace for her leg, and carried her to the hospital in the camp run by International Rescue Committee (IRC). Knowing that she would need surgery, IRC staff referred her to Burma Children Medical Fund to receive treatment at a local hospital. Currently, Paw experiences a lot of pain when moving her right leg. She cannot stand up by herself and she cannot sleep at night when the pain is severe. Since she injured her leg, she feels more tired and she has lost her appetite. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Paw will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure will help her walk and live pain-free. The procedure is scheduled for March 12th and will cost $1,500. Paw shared, "once recovered, I will take care of my parents. I will work and save money for my daughter, so that I can make sure that she has food and clothes."

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"Juan is a sweet and caring one-year-old boy," our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq (WK) shares. He is the youngest of five children, and loves to play with one of his sisters while his mother works weaving blouses. A few months ago, Juan fell ill with a fever and was diagnosed with malnutrition at a government health center. Despite the diagnosis, Juan's parents did not receive any support or tools to help their son. "Now, Juan is far below the average height and weight for his age, and if intervention does not occur his physical and mental growth will be permanently stunted." Some other long-term effects of this condition include a suppressed immune system and lower academic performance, which will inhibit Juan from reaching his full potential. For $512, Juan can receive treatment for his malnutrition and have a chance at growing normally. In a holistic approach, Juan will receive nutritional supplements to help diversify his diet and nutrient intake. WK adds, "if he gets sick while in the program, our medical team will visit him and provide him with appropriate medication." Along with treatment for Juan, "his mother will participate in nutrition education and therefore feel more confident in her care decisions for her family". This will also help prevent the long-term effects of malnutrition. “I am so grateful for the support that we will receive from Wuqu’ Kawoq and Watsi," Juan's mother shares. "Because with the support of God and with you, our little Juan will recover from malnutrition.”

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