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Berton Garey

MONTHLY DONOR

United States   •   Born on August 1

Berton's Story

Berton joined Watsi on March 12th, 2013. Six years ago, Berton became the 171st member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 5,820 more people have become monthly donors! Berton's most recent donation traveled 8,600 miles to support Ohmar, a 36-year-old woman from Thailand, to fund mobility restoring surgery for her fractured arm.

Impact

Berton has funded healthcare for 100 patients in 14 countries.

All patients funded by Berton

Paw

Paw is a 62-year-old widow from Thailand. She lives with her older brother in Thaw Lae Hta Village, Mae Sariang Town, Mae Hong Son Province. Paw has works as a homemaker taking care of her brother who cannot work due to congenital mental and physical disabilities. Paw has a younger sister in the same town who supports her financially and is her main source of income. Since 2014, Paw has been experiencing some abnormal pain in her right lower abdomen. She has been diagnosed with a myoma. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Paw's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Paw is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on November 19th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, Paw will no longer abdominal pain and she will be able to take care of her brother. Paw said, "Since 2019, I have been experiencing increased levels of pain in my right lower abdomen, increased back pain, and difficulty sleeping. Riding a motorbike aggravates the pain even more. I also experience dysuria and sometimes it takes me longer to use the bathroom. My appetite is good, but I cannot eat as much as I want because I experiences abdominal tightness, difficulty breathing, and fullness in my stomach when I eat too much."

78% funded

78%funded
$1,171raised
$328to go