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ZoomRx joined Watsi on December 3rd, 2013. 32 other people also joined Watsi on that day! ZoomRx's most recent donation traveled 1,900 miles to support Marvens, a 3 month old baby boy from Haiti, to fund surgery for hydrocephalus.


ZoomRx has funded healthcare for 352 patients in 13 countries.

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Ku is a 42-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives with her husband, two sons, grandson, and five daughters in a refugee camp in northern Thailand. Her husband has tried hard to get work outside of the camp, but this has been very hard due to COVID-19 restrictions. Ku's children are too young to contribute to the family, since most of them are students. Ku and her household receive 1,824 baht (approx. 61 USD) every month on a cash card from an organization called The Border Consortium, to purchase necessities. Their combined household income of 2,824 baht (approx. 94 USD) is just enough most of the time to cover their household expenses. Ku 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, if she walks longer distances, she will experience tiredness and difficulty breathing. If she is more active, she also feels more tired. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Ku. The treatment is scheduled to take place on September 12th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably. Ku said, “I feel too tired to go out [of the camp] and forage for vegetables in the forest. Although my husband wants to find work outside of the camp [as he is struggling to find enough customers right now], he is not allowed to leave the camp because of COVID-19 restrictions.”

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Leviasi is a 72-year-old widower with 6 children from Mpita Village, Lilongwe District in Malawi. To support himself, Leviasi depends on gardening where he grows assorted vegetables for sale. He lives alone in his house as all his children are married in their respective homes. Leviasi is a member of the African Isaac church. Following a family-related altercation in July Leviasi was admitted to the hospital for overnight observation and was discharged the following day after being given drugs for the pain. Although Leviasi finished the medication, the condition worsened as his stomach started to swell. He was brought to the hospital once again where, upon assessment, Leviasi was diagnosed with Transverse Colon Perforation. He underwent a Laparotomy surgery, where a Loop Ileostomy was performed. After the surgery, Leviasi’s life was negatively impacted. He cannot work in his garden, he cannot walk a long distance, and life with stoma bags is difficult as he lives alone and lacks quality care and support. On September 1st, Leviasi visited Nkhoma Hospital for a checkup and supply of stoma bags. He was advised that he needs to undergo a Colostomy Reversal surgical procedure on October 4th. However, Leviasi expressed that he does not have money to cover the surgery and other medical expenses as he has not been able to work due to his condition and he spent the last of his money on the first surgery. He was then referred to Watsi and our medical partner African Mission Healthcare for support. Our medical partner is asking for $709 to cover Leviasi's surgery. Leviasi is hoping that after he receives treatment and gets well again, the family will be in a better place to forgive his grandson and he can come back home to a united family. Treatment will also help Leviasi get back on his feet and resume supporting himself. It will also prevent him from getting complications of living with the condition, such as infection. Leviasi says, “God has made a way for me to bring my family back together after recovery, may he bless my donors and all involved.”

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Lucy is a middle-aged woman who lives in her ancestral home in Embu, Kenya. She does small scale farming to support herself and keep herself busy. Lucy has three children but mostly relies on her firstborn son who is a teacher, for support. When she was admitted to the hospital for close to two months, she accumulated a very huge bill and the national health insurance program catered for a third of the bill. Her children had to take out quick loans and do fundraising to help raise the balance to get their mother out of hospital. Now for the final surgery she needs, she has depleted all sources of support and her family is not in a position to raise the required amount of money to cater for their mother’s last surgery for her condition. Early this year, Lucy was diagnosed with cervical cancer stage 1. She underwent surgery and was discharged home in good health. A day later, she was rushed back to the hospital with a swollen abdomen. She was admitted as an emergency, scans were done and it was found that her intestines were injured during the operation. She was rushed to operating theatre and a surgery was done. While in the hospital, the incision wound was infected and her abdomen would swell again. She had two more surgeries trying to correct her condition but it was not helping. The doctors then decided to place a colostomy to help her heal. Her abdomen stopped swelling and the incision wound started healing. At this time, she had stayed in the hospital for more than six weeks and her bill was overwhelming. She recovered well, however, and was relieved to be discharged home. Now she is scheduled to undergo a colostomy closure surgery as the final step in her treatment. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,084 to cover the cost of a colostomy closure for Lucy. The surgery is scheduled to take place on September 7th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably and confidently. Lucy says, “I have never been in this situation before. I want to get well and resume my daily duties in the farm.”

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Princess is a beautiful 9-year-old girl and a hard working student. She is the third born in a family of four children. Princess is currently in class one and enjoys learning how to read and write. Despite her condition which makes being active challenging for her, Princess likes running around with other children. She wishes to become a great cook when she grows up. Her parents are both small-scale farmers, growing maize and beans for both food and selling. Their earnings are not enough to cover the cost of treatment needed for their daughter Princess, they need help. Princess was diagnosed with Acquired Right Varus. Her right leg is bowed outward at the knee. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, she has a difficult time playing and doing all she hopes to do. The Watsi community was able to come together to help her access treatment, but she needs a second surgery to fully heal due to the severity of her condition. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund this corrective surgery for Princess, which is scheduled to take place on July 12th. Treatment will hopefully restore Princess's mobility, allow her to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease her risk of future complications. Princess’ father says, “She needs another surgery which I still can’t afford to pay. You have been of great support, and I hope you will help make this second surgery possible.”

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