Blake Robertson
Blake's Story

Blake joined Watsi on September 13th, 2013. 73 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Blake's most recent donation traveled 8,600 miles to support Khouk, a girl from Thailand, to fund fracture repair surgery.

Impact

Blake has funded healthcare for 32 patients in 11 countries.

All patients funded by Blake

Win is a 23-year-old man who lives with his family in Myawaddy, Burma. Win recently broke his right leg in a car accident. He was driving to the tea shop with his friend on his motorcycle when the car behind him braked suddenly. A car driving over the speed limit did not see the car in front of him break, causing him to hit the car and spin into Win’s motorcycle. Win was knocked unconscious right away. Win was taken to hospital by a free volunteer ambulance, where he received emergency care. He broke both his femur and his tibia in his right leg. He also had a large cut on his forehead and chin and abrasions on his back. Although his leg was badly broken, Win did not receive treatment for it at the hospital because his family could not afford the cost. Instead he was taken to another clinic, where he received painkillers. He was then referred to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). Win’s accident has put a strain on his family and their household income. Before his accident, Win worked with his mom selling vegetables and clothes. Their household income was enough to cover their daily costs. However, since the accident, his mother has stayed with him at the hospital. Our medical partner, BCMF, is requesting $1,500 to fund Win’s leg surgery. This will cover Win’s surgery, a seven night hospital stay, all medication, supplies, and aftercare. Win says, "I just want to get better so that I can contribute to my family’s income. I would like to continue helping my mother sell vegetables or find any job with a good income”.

$1,500raised
Fully funded

Daisy is a two-year-old girl who lives with her family in a bamboo house. They have no access to electricity, and their only source of water is a spring. Daisy's father is a motorcycle driver and farmer. Daisy has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens her growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, she will begin $268 malnutrition treatment on February 21. Daisy 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. "Whatever she wants, I will support her. I hope she will finish her studies," says her mother.

$268raised
Fully funded