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Scott Lee

Scott's Story

Scott joined Watsi on August 4th, 2016. 27 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Scott's most recent donation supported Domingo, a father from Guatemala, for a prosthetic arm.

Impact

Scott has funded healthcare for 14 patients in 7 countries.

All patients funded by Scott

Domingo

Domingo is a 53-year-old man who lives in a one-room adobe house his wife and two kids. He was working as a bricklayer when he was electrocuted. He had to have half of both of his feet and his left arm amputated due to the severe burns. His left hand has limited mobility: the electrocution left his hand stiff, and unable to grab things such as pencils, and forks, without frequently dropping them. This has made it impossible for him to work as a bricklayer or a farm worker, which are the two jobs available in his rural community. Domingo's wife is supporting the family by cleaning and washing clothes for neighbors, as well as selling vegetables at the market. However, they are barely making ends meet. Domingo used to love playing saxophone in a band at his church, but now he is unable to participate. Now, he likes to spend his time reading the newspaper and any book he can find. Since he needs help to do most tasks, he is anxious to have a prosthetic so he can be independent. The prosthetic will allow him to hold small objects without dropping them, helping him to provide for his family. This would allow them to afford food, clothes, and education for his two kids, which they have not been able to do since he had to stop working. Domingo said, “I dream of starting my own business. I want to be able to hand people things. That will be possible with the prosthetic. My wife is the only one working, she is doing everything. I want to start my own business selling natural medications."

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U Myint

U Myint is 49 years old, and has lived in a Township in Burma for his whole life. He lives with his wife, three children, a son-in-law, and a granddaughter. He owns one acre of land and plants rice every year. The harvest each year is enough for the family, but there is no surplus to sell. U Myint was in a motorcycle accident in April 2016. He was unconscious for two days. When he woke up he was already at the hospital, and was told he would not need surgery. About two weeks after he was discharged from the hospital, U Myint noticed something was protruding from the lower part of his eyelid. After many hospital visits he was finally diagnosed with a carotico-cavernous fistula which requires surgical intervention. Surgery in Burma was not an option because the family could not afford it. They had no savings and the medical bills were already expensive. The doctors explained to the family that even if they could afford it, the hospital did not have the capacity to perform the surgery. The doctors told U Myint he must wait for a future international surgical mission but they were not able to tell him when this would be. As time passed the swelling in his lower eye lid was getting bigger and bigger to the point that it blocked his vision in his right eye. Fortunately, U Myint is now able to receive the surgery he needs. "I totally believe I will get the appropriate treatment and have a normal eye again," U Myint shared. Let's help make it possible!

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Yenifer

Yenifer a newborn baby girl from Guatemala. She is only nine days old, but was born weighing under five pounds and is already struggling to grow. Yenifer's mother had to be given powerful antibiotics after her cesarian section, which decreased her milk production, not allowing her to help Yenifer reach a healthy weight. She has been asking a neighbor to breastfeed her daughter for about half an hour each day, but that is nowhere near enough, so her mother is making do with bottles of sugar water to help her daughter stop crying. This could cause Yenifer to have dangerous electrolyte imbalances that could leave her with seizures and permanent brain damage, as well as leave her immune system weak and vulnerable to life-threatening illnesses. Yenifer lives with her mother, grandparents, and her aunts and uncles. Her father abandoned her family, and is not supporting them financially, leaving her family unable to buy even one container of formula. Unfortunately, her mother is unable to work since she has to take care of Yenifer, as well as help around the house with her seven younger siblings. Treatment for Yenifer is simple and very effective. She will receive formula, a personalized treatment plan, and her mother will be given motivational nutritional education so she knows how best to feed her daughter, prevent future cases of malnutrition, and give her the foods she needs to grow and develop healthily. Yenifer's mother said, "It worries me a lot that my daughter is not growing well because I cannot feed her what she needs. I don't want her to get sick, I want to see her grow happy and healthy, for that reason I am hoping for you help. I want her to grow so she can study and graduate as a nurse so she can help other people."

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