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Troy Moore

Troy's Story

Troy joined Watsi on January 1st, 2016. 30 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Troy's most recent donation supported Busingye, a mother and small scale farmer from Uganda, to fund a thyroidectomy.

Impact

Troy has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 3 countries.

All patients funded by Troy

Htun

Htun is a 28-year-old graphic designer from Burma who came to our medical partner, Burma Border Projects (BBP), seeking treatment for serious heart conditions. “Htun first noticed his symptoms when he was 25,” BBP tells us. “They included persistent chest pain and heart palpitations, forcing him to visit a hospital.” At the hospital, Htun was diagnosed with congenital heart defects, rheumatic heart disease, and an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Rheumatic heart disease—the most common acquired heart disease in children in developing countries—results from a streptococcal (strep) infection that leads to rheumatic fever and, ultimately, to damaged heart valves. The combination of the valve damage in Htun’s heart and his congenital heart defects compromises the flow of blood through his heart and to his body’s organs. Further complicating Htun’s health is an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a balloon-like, blood-filled bulge in the lower aorta. Because the aorta is the primary supplier of blood to the body, rupture of the aneurysm can cause life-threatening bleeding. Htun, unable to afford medical care to address these conditions, continued working until he contracted a malarial-like fever. He was hospitalized for a month and ultimately returned to his parents home. Htun’s current symptoms—shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, and fatigue—prevent him from working. As a result, he is no longer able to provide financial support for his parents, who work as subsistence farmers, or pay for the care that he urgently needs. With $1,500 from Watsi and an additional $13,525 from Burma Children Medical Fund, Htun will receive a complete diagnostic workup to assess his heart function and undergo surgery to replace the damaged heart valves. Funding also covers the cost of 12 pre- and post-operative consultations, transportation to and from the hospital, and three weeks of hospital care during assessment and recovery. “After Htun recovers from surgery,” says BBP, “he will be able to look for a new job, support his parents, and continue to plan for his future.” “I want a family, I want to go back to work, I want to help my parents, and I want to be healthy again,” shares Htun.

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