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Grace Garey

UF MEMBERConnecting people at Watsi

United States   •   watsi.org   •   Born on November 16

Grace's Story

Grace joined Watsi on June 22nd, 2012. Three years ago, Grace joined the Universal Fund and became the 56th member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 3,055 more people have joined! Grace's most recent donation traveled 1,900 miles to support Ketchina, a young girl from Haiti, to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

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Watsi OGs

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Impact

Grace has funded healthcare for 204 patients in 17 countries.

All patients funded by Grace

Moh Zin

Moh Zin is a 19-year-old woman. She has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, which means excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in her brain. Moh Zin lives with her parents and two older brothers in a village in Burma. Her parents own a plantation, on which they grow beans. Her father and brothers work on the plantation, while Moh Zin and her mother do housework. As a child, Moh Zin did not exhibit any symptoms. However, not long after she began attending school, her parents noticed that she was walking strangely. She continue to study for several years. Unfortunately, Moh Zin stopped attending school after grade seven, as she could no longer complete the thirty minute bicycle ride to school. Though she experienced limited mobility, Moh Zin could still walk around the house and the neighborhood. She helped her mother at home and carried water from the river. In her free time, she watched Korean dramas on television. Five months ago, however, her symptoms deteriorated. Her vision became blurry, and she developed a fever. Moh Zin visited an ophthalmologist, who performed a CT scan and learned that she had an abnormal brain condition. Certain that they could not afford treatment, Moh Zin’s family returned home. Fortunately, a monk told Moh Zin’s uncle about our medical partner. At this point, Moh Zin was experiencing blurry vision, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and back pain. On November 26, she underwent a shunt insertion surgery to drain the fluid from her brain. Now, her family needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. After recovery, Moh Zin plans to “work hard and earn money to help support my family.”

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