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Data Abstract Solutions, Inc.

United States

Data's Story

Data joined Watsi on February 24th, 2015. 12 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Data's most recent donation traveled 8,800 miles to support Han, a 48-year-old woman from Cambodia, to fund cataract surgery so she can see clearly.

Impact

Data has funded healthcare for 249 patients in 13 countries.

All patients funded by Data

Marietta

Marietta is a 38-year-old mother from Tanzania. She has three young children aged between 3 and 10 years old. Marietta started feeling sick last year, with severe headaches and dizziness. They traveled to the hospital where a CT scan was done and she was diagnosed with hydrocephalus. The doctor recommended immediate treatment but Marietta and her family could not afford the life-saving treatment. Before getting sick Marietta was helping her husband to take care of the family by cooking and selling buns outside their rented home. Her husband is hired as a taxi driver with inconsistent income depending on the day's business. They are not able to afford Marietta’s needed treatment and are requesting help. This treatment will save Marietta’s life and enable her to return to her health and be able to look after her young children. Marietta has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $765 to cover the cost of surgery for Marietta that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on December 21st and will drain the excess fluid from Marietta's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. Marietta says, “Please help me get well so I can be able to take care of my kids, they still need me and I am worried as days go by I am getting worse."

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Nyamarembo

Nyamarembo is an elderly woman from Uganda. Nyamarembo had 10 children, and shared with us that seven of them are still living. She is a small-scale farmer along with her husband. When she was young, she studied in school up to the fifth grade. She likes playing with grandchildren during her free time. Their family owns a four-room semi-permanent house for shelter. Nyamarembo developed lower abdominal pains around 26 years ago and has visited many hospitals. Previously she would receive tablets as the only treatment. However, recently her pains have turned severe to the extent that she has completely stopped farming and does not sleep comfortably as a result. She has come to Rushoroza Hospital to seek medical advice. At Rushoroza, she presented with a long-standing history of chronic pelvic pain and the scan shows that she has uterine fibroids. If not treated, these will continue affecting her quality of life negatively. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Her family cannot afford the surgery charges and she seeks financial support for the surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $228 to fund Nyamarembo's surgery. On October 7th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Nyamarembo will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and her quality of life will improve. Nyamarembo says, “I pray that I may be treated soon because I am in severe pain and I hope to resume farming as soon as possible.”

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