Sean Montana Romocki
Sean's Story

Sean joined Watsi on April 1st, 2016. 33 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Sean's most recent donation traveled 8,200 miles to support Aneti, a subsistance farmer from Uganda, to fund gynecological surgery.

Impact

Sean has funded healthcare for 7 patients in 4 countries.

All patients funded by Sean

Philimon is a 64-year-old man who lives in Malawi. He has seven children and two grandchildren, most of whom he still supports. He has worked as a security guard for the past nine years, but he has missed work frequently due to symptoms from his enlarged prostate gland. The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. An enlarged prostate—known as benign prostatic hyperplasia—is a common condition in older men due to hormonal changes. As the prostate gets larger, it squeezes the urethra, causing problems with urination. Typical symptoms include difficulty starting or stopping urination, weak urine streams, and inability to empty the bladder. Philimon was diagnosed with an enlarged prostate in 2013 but has been unable to undergo surgery until now. $742 pays for the recommended procedure—transurethral resection of the prostate—in which doctors insert an instrument into the urethra to remove the part of Philimon's prostate that is blocking urine flow. After surgery, a catheter will be inserted temporarily to remove urine from the bladder. When the urine is free of blood or blood clots, the catheter will be removed, and Philimon can urinate on his own. Funding for Philimon also pays for a three-night hospital stay, lab tests, medicine, and transportation to and from the hospital for him and two caregivers. "I am expecting that I might be well again," shares Philimon. "All of my family is very happy that I will be done with the operation and back [at home] again."

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