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Lee Kwot Sin

MONTHLY DONORSingaporean

Singapore   •   Born on September 5

Lee's Story

Lee joined Watsi on September 18th, 2016. Three years ago, Lee became the 2637th member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 2,832 more people have become monthly donors! Lee's most recent donation traveled 1,500 miles to support Due, a farmer from Burma, to fund a mass removal.

Impact

Lee has funded healthcare for 36 patients in 10 countries.

All patients funded by Lee

Shin

Shin is a 15-year-old novice monk from Burma. He lives and studies with his brother in Aung Damar Zinyone Learning Centre Monastery in Insein Township, Yangon Division. His father is a government officer for the ministry of religious affairs and culture and his mother is a shopkeeper and sells rice and curry. Although his parents send them pocket money, they cannot always do so. Instead, Shin and his brother are supported by the monks, and he collects donations of food from the community with the other monks, during morning alms collections. In his free time Shin like to play football with his friends. Sometimes, he likes to read books and study to learn new things. Shin was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Shin has difficulty breathing, is unable to sleep at night and sometimes he has a fever during the night. He cannot walk long distances and he has difficulty walking up stairs. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Shin. The treatment is scheduled to take place on August 21 and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. “When I grow up, I want to become a monk to help those in need as well as children whose parents cannot afford to send them to school,” said Shin. “This has been my dream since I was a child.”

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$1,285raised
$215to go