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Zack Adams

MONTHLY DONOR

United States   •   Born on October 27

Zack's Story

Zack joined Watsi on November 25th, 2013. Three years ago, Zack became the 899th member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 2,462 more people have become monthly donors! Zack's most recent donation traveled 8,500 miles to support William, a man from Kenya, to fund fracture repair surgery.

Impact

Zack has funded healthcare for 39 patients in 11 countries.

All patients funded by Zack

Myo

Myo is a 46-year-old man who lives in Burma with his wife and their seven-year-old son. From 2001 to 2002, Myo and his wife lived in Thailand while searching for employment. In 2002, at a medical checkup required to extend his stay in Thailand, Myo learned that he has mitral valve regurgitation. Normally, the mitral valve keeps blood flowing from the left atrium to the left ventricle. However, with mitral valve regurgitation, the valve leaks, allowing blood to flow in the opposite direction. This can cause fatigue, shortness of breath, weakness, or swelling of the feet and ankles. At the time of the diagnosis, Myo received two weeks' worth of medication, but no follow-up appointments were scheduled. Myo experienced no symptoms of his heart condition until mid-2016, when he began to have difficulty breathing. He sought care at several hospitals. He received a free echocardiogram, which confirmed that he will need to undergo surgery to replace his mitral valve. At his appointment with our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Myo spoke of the significant stress his health condition has brought him. He had to sell his motorbike to pay for medical tests and treatment. He says, "I just want to be a strong and healthy man to be able to look after my wife and young son." Fortunately, Myo is scheduled to undergo mitral valve replacement surgery on April 24. He will need financial assistance to pay the $1,500 required for the operation, transportation to and from the hospital, diagnostic procedures, lab tests, and ten nights in the hospital.

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Kate

Kate is a four-year-old girl from the Philippines. Kate lives with her parents in a small house made of wood and bamboo in the mountains. Kate's father is a construction worker, but his job is irregular. Kate enjoys playing with her neighbors. Kate has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens Kate’s growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, she will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 22. Kate will be treated by International Care Ministries (ICM), a Watsi medical partner. One out of five children under five in ICM communities is either severely or moderately malnourished. Worldwide, poor nutrition is associated with nearly half of all deaths in young children. In remote communities and urban slums of the Philippines, the lack of clean water and unclean environments add risk to potentially fatal childhood diseases. ICM’s home-based feeding program provides nutrient-enriched food packs to ensure malnourished children get additional food to regain normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development. After identifying a child as malnourished, staff and community volunteers make weekly visits to monitor this child’s progress. To help sustain the health of the child, ICM’s professional staff educate the mother, guardian, or other family members about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, and organic vegetable gardening. Kate's mother says, "I hope that she can finish her studies someday and be successful in life. I am excited for the feeding program and its results."

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$184raised
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