MILS joined Watsi on December 4th, 2018. 16 other people also joined Watsi on that day! MILS' most recent donation supported Htun, a man from Burma, to fund heart surgery.
MILS has funded healthcare for 2 patients in 2 countries.
Htun is a 35-year old man who has lived with his family in Mai village in Mandalay Township, Mandalay Division, Burma all his life. He is a factory worker who weaves bamboo. His wife makes cheroots, traditional Burmese cigarettes. His 12-year-old son goes to school and is in fifth grade. Htun first noticed symptoms related to his current health problem in early October 2017. He started to frequently experience severe chest pains and was not able to move or walk. He noticed experiencing heart palpitations while he was working. He also had some problems with sleeping. Fortunately, Htun is now scheduled to undergo heart surgery on January 31 to treat his condition. He needs help raising $1,500 to fund this procedure. Htun says, “I just want to be healthy again. I want to fulfill my responsibility as a father by financially supporting for my children’s schooling. I only hope the best for my children.”
Ley is a street food and drinks vendor from Cambodia. She has three brothers and three sisters. She likes to watch TV, listen to music, and go for walks in her free time. Ley had an abscess removed on her face, and now the scar is bothering her. She is self conscious about her looks. When Ley learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On December 4, surgeons at CSC will perform a local flap with direct closure to to help her feel comfortable and confident again. Now, she needs help to fund this $606 procedure. She says, "I hope my operation is successful so I will look good and feel good."