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Keshav Agrawal


India   •   •   Born on June 26

Keshav's Story

Keshav joined Watsi on March 12th, 2013. Nine months ago, Keshav became the 3288th member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 1,108 more people have become monthly donors! Keshav's most recent donation traveled 1,500 miles to support Aung Tin, a teenager from Thailand, to fund eye surgery.


Keshav has funded healthcare for 49 patients in 11 countries.

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Tha Gay

Tha Gay is a 26-year-old mobile health worker. He studied medicine at the refugee camp where he lived in high school to pursue his dream: helping people in need of basic healthcare in rural areas of southern Burma. But at the moment, Tha Gay is not able to do this work that he is passionate about. About a month ago, Tha Gay was in a motorbike accident while transferring clinic supplies to a remote area. He suffered a severe fracture in his right arm. His friends helped him get back to the clinic where he works to access the free healthcare there—a bandage and painkillers for his arm. However, Tha Gay did not try to access more advanced medical treatment for his condition in Burma because he could not afford the cost and difficult transportation due to bad weather. Currently, Tha Gay is not able to move his right arm nor lift up, grab anything, or wash his clothing. He feels guilty that his broken arm has taken him out of commission for his medical work. There are currently only a few health workers at the clinic where he is employed, and many patients come there during the rainy season for diseases like malaria. We can help Tha Gay gets back to work soon. For $1,500, doctors will perform an open reduction internal fixation operation on his arm. In this procedure, they will surgically align the broken parts of his arm, then will set them in place using a rod or screw. This implanted equipment will guide the bone as it heals to make sure it grows back in the correct position. The requested sum will also cover the cost of the week-long hospital stay that Tha Gay will need to recuperate from the procedure. "After my fractured arm is healed, I will continue work as a health worker at the clinic because I want to help people get basic healthcare," Tha Gay shared.

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Jose had a normal birth, but since then he has not been able to grow well. For the past two months, his mother has not been able to produce breast milk. He has been losing weight and now only weighs 7 pounds, barely more than when he was born six months ago. Jose's mother gives him sugar water to try to make his belly full enough to sleep. Unfortunately, the water has not been properly filtered, and he often gets diarrhea and fevers. Jose is the youngest of 14 children, and lives with his family in Guatemala. Jose loves to smile. His parents can't afford to buy him a toy, but he smiles and laughs when people sing to him. His family lives in a one-room house made of bamboo and tar. His father works as a day laborer and does not earn sufficient money to cover the costs of formula for Jose--one small tin of formula costs more than he makes in a typical month. With $1016, Jose can receive proper nutrient supplementation. By supplying the mother with formula and health education, Jose will receive the calories he needs to grow and thrive. One-on-one education with Jose’s mother will prepare her for when he needs to start eating solid food, as well as help her watch for further signs of malnutrition and other illness. Jose’s immune system will strengthen and he will grow up to be a healthy energetic baby. "I am trying to figure out a way to help my son," Jose's mother shared. "Unfortunately we do not have the resources we need to do it. I am worried because he is not growing well. I want to see my son grow. I want him to be a person that can go to school, have his studies, and become an accountant. I appreciate a lot that my son will receive this support from you, so that he can improve."

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