#GiveTheGiftOfHealth for #GivingTuesday

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Stuart Horwitz

United States

Stuart's Story

Stuart joined Watsi on August 8th, 2013. 201 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Stuart's most recent donation traveled 8,500 miles to support Collins, a toddler from Kenya, to fund bilateral club foot repair.

Impact

Stuart has funded healthcare for 14 patients in 8 countries.

All patients funded by Stuart

Aye Po

Meet Aye Po, a 26-year-old woman who lives in Thailand. She is married and has two daughters who live with their father in another town. "Aye Po works for a factory cleaning out large bottles of filtered water and refillng them, something that often includes heavy lifting. She earns 3,000 baht ($92 USD) per month and this is enough to cover her costs and send a bit home to provide for her family," says our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP). Aye Po was referred to our medical partner, Burma Border Projects, due to a large mass on her neck, a benign tumor. BBP explains, "Following the birth of her second daughter about six years ago, Aye Po noticed that she had a small mass about the size of a walnut on the right side of her neck as well as breathing difficulties. She would use an herbal nose inhaler and take a pain medication when breathing became difficult but she never sought treatment." Recently, the mass has grown in size. "While she is not having any trouble eating or sleeping, she says that in the last few years her neck has become stiff and at times uncomfortable," BBP says. $1,500 will fund Aye Po's much needed surgery to remove the tumor, as well as transportation to and from the hospital and outpatient visits before surgery. Following treatment, Aye Po hopes to relocate her family and to continue to help providing for them. Aye Po says, "I hope I will be able to receive treatment ... I am only worried about providing for my family."

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Sara

“Sara is a very malnourished little girl from a poor town in Guatemala,” our medical parner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK) tells us. "She is a happy child of two very loving parents. She loves to sit with her mother while she weaves blouses. Her dad works as a farm hand and is home in the evenings to play with her.” Despite being a generally happy child, Sara has been dealing with health complications since she birth. Sara was born with an imperforate anus, meaning that her colon and anus were not properly connected. Her family has been waiting for a year for surgery to repair the problem. “However, now Sara is suffering from acute malnutrition and is losing weight because her family is poor and cannot afford more than beans and a corn drink,” WK tells us. “She has been suffering from frequent diarrhea and if she keeps loosing weight she will not qualify for surgery, and will lose her long awaited surgery date.” Sara needs to be strong for the surgery to correct her imperforate anus. She also needs to have good nutritional health to have good health prospects in the long-term. Without addressing her malnutrition, Sara will not only lose her surgery but will suffer serious consequences of malnutrition. She will suffer low energy, weak immune system, chronic illness, and have a high risk of infection. Each of these factors will impair her ability to reach her physical and mental potential, making it difficult for her to succeed in school. With $535, Sara will be seen by doctors and nutritionists to address her malnutrition. They will provide treatment including nutritional support, growth monitoring, and medication to help her recover her health. “This treatment will give Sara a chance to recoup her weight and height, gain the nutrients she needs to grow normally, and strengthen her immune system,” reports WK. “Her energy will increase, and she will have the capacity to learn more effectively from her surroundings.” This funding will also serve to provide Sara’s parents with nutritional education to give them the tools to support their family’s long-term nutritional health within their budget. Her mother is committed to seeing Sara get healthy. “I will do what it takes to make her well,” she shares. Let’s support Sara and her mother in getting Sara’s health back on track.

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