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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 8,500 miles to support John, a 30-year-old father from Kenya, to fund emergency fracture repair surgery.


ZoomRx has funded healthcare for 362 patients in 13 countries.

Patients funded by ZoomRx

Omar is a 26-year-old worker and the third born in a family of five children. His father passed on a long time ago so he lives with his siblings and their mother. He dropped out of campus when he was in his second year due to financial constraints and he started trying to get work where ever he could so as to support his mother in providing for their family. Early last year, Omar was employed in a big hotel in Nairobi, Kenya where he was working as a delivery man using a motorcycle. He earned a small amount of money that enabled him to pay for his medical insurance and support his mother at home. Unfortunately, he was involved in an accident in his line of duty. He is now depending on his mother for everything and his mother is a cleaner whose job is unpredictable and unreliable. He now has nothing to depend on as a source of income and cannot find funds to support his surgery. He is appealing for financial assistance so he can get back to work. In August 2022, Omar was involved in a motorcycle accident that caused a fracture in his right leg. Immediately, he was taken to a nearby facility where he was reviewed and then admitted. He had sustained bilateral tibia fractures and both of them needed procedures in order to recover well. He had medical insurance that enabled him to undergo his first surgery which was successful. He recovered well and he walked without as much difficulty as before. The surgeon prepared him for another surgery and when pre-authorization was done the insurance company approved an amount that was not enough for his surgery as it is a complex one. It is still difficult for him to walk and he is in chronic pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On May 31st, Omar will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him to walk easily again and consequently, he will be able to work and help his mother in getting their daily basic needs. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1145 to fund this procedure. Omar says, "I really pity my mother who works so hard to see that I don’t lack. I am looking forward to getting well so that I may help her as she is now becoming old. Please help me."

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Jane is a 44-year-old lady and mother to two children, whom she has been working hard to sustain. She shared that her husband left her and the children when she got sick. Jane has had a tough background; her original parents’ home was in Western Kenya. During the 1999 tribal clashes, her family was displaced and came to seek refuge in Kiambu County. Her parents died, and she then married. Jane’s condition started slowly in 2015. She started feeling epigastric pains but wasn't able to go to the hospital. Two years ago, the pain became more frequent, accompanied by vomiting. Since then, she has been going to a hospital to be treated for ulcers. Two months ago, she became worse with vomiting, severe pains, being unable to eat, dizziness, and weakness of the body. Her brother, who lives in Limuru, had to take her in with her children. He brought her to Nazareth Hospital and a scan showed gallstones with inflammation of her gall bladder. Jane has been admitted to the hospital (10 days ago), and though the surgeon advised her to have a cholecystectomy, her brother, who is a motorbike driver has been unable to meet her surgery fee. Her family needs help raising funds. If not treated soon, Jane will continue experiencing the symptoms and may have more complications like obstruction of the bile duct, jaundice, pancreatitis and malabsorption. Quietly, Jane said, "I would be very happy if I could have this treatment. My body is very weak, and I am just depending on my brother. If I get well, I can go back to my job and take care of my children."

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Khin is a 28-year-old woman who lives with her parents and three elder sisters in Burma. She is unemployed, but her family runs a small grocery store. Her elder brother works in a chicken factory across the border in Mae Sot, Thailand. In April, 2020, Khin started to feel dizziness, headache, and nausea. She also developed blurred vision and her eyes became more sensitive to light. At first, she thought she just needed eyeglasses, and went to an eye clinic in Yangon. The ophthalmologist tested her eye and suspected that her symptoms might be due to a brain tumour. She received multiple CT scans at hospitals in Yangon and she was diagnosed with a brain tumour, but her surgery kept being postponed due to COVID-19 and later the country's military coup. By late 2022, Khin's family were in debt and could no longer afford to pay for her surgery. Eventually, Khin decided to seek treatment at Mae Tao Clinic in Thailand, where she was told she may be able to receive free treatment. A medic from the clinic referred her to Mae Sot Hospital, where with the help of Watsi donors and BCMF, she received a CT scan. She was diagnosed with possible pituitary macroadenoma, and was told she would need surgery to remove the tumour. However, she would need to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in preparation for the surgery and to plan the best treatment plan. Currently, Khin's blurred vision is worsening. She can no longer see well, even during the day when it is bright outside. She also has pain in both of her eyes and sometimes around her eyes. She has a headache, which is more severe on the right side, dizziness, weakness and nausea. She has lost two kilograms within the past two weeks. Khin said, "I feel really sad as my vision is worsening with time. One time, I could not see my sister who was standing close to me. Thank you for supporting me. I believe they my vision will surely be fully treated. I am trying to encourage myself and stay positive amongst all of my difficulties.”

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Naw Kwee is a 56-year-old woman who lives with her husband, three daughters and three sons in a refugee camp. She is a homemaker and her husband is retired. Five of their children go to school in the camp, and her second oldest son works as an agricultural day laborer. Six years ago, Naw Kwee often went to the camp’s hospital run by Malteser International (MI) Thailand to receive treatment for urinary tract infections. In 2020, she was diagnosed with a right kidney stone. With the help of Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), she underwent a round of laser treatment in 2021 at Chiang Mai Hospital. Unfortunately, the laser treatment was unsuccessful, so doctors inserted a nephrostomy tube three days later. This tube is passed from the back through the skin to the kidney where urine collects and temporarily drains the urine that is blocked. Naw Kwee felt a lot better afterwards, although she would still occasionally experience pain. In November 2022, her condition worsened and she would have back pain more often. Currently, she will be in pain once or twice a week since she is taking medication. Sometimes, the pain is severe and she develops a fever which will last for a week. If she is in pain, she cannot sleep well and has a poor appetite. She cannot walk, and does not feel comfortable laying down when she is in pain. Doctors recommend that Naw Kwee have surgery to remove the kidney stone and her procedure is scheduled for January 20th. Now she needs help to pay the $1,500 requested for the treatment. Naw Kwee said, "I have been suffering from this condition for so many years. I hope that I can receive surgery soon and recover fully so that I no longer need to travel back and forth to the hospital anymore. I hope that I will be free from pain and that I will be able to help my family with household chores such as cooking and cleaning the house. Thank you so much to all the kind people who are willing to help me."

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