180 Patients Funded
$38,151 Total Donated
Team Teespring is all about enabling access. We believe that everyone with an idea should have access to a market. We believe that everyone with a passion should have access to a product that shows it.
In the same vein, we believe that everyone should have access to healthcare, so that they can enhance our world by doing the things they love. That's why we created the Teespring Watsi Team. Together we aim to spread entrepreneurship, passion, and health to every corner of this globe!
Let's put some smiles on some faces!
Alfred is a casual laborer from Kenya. He is the father of a young baby. About two weeks ago, Alfred was in grisly road accident that left him with injuries. He is not able to walk on his own and he is in a lot of pain. He is not able to work and provide for his family. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On May 3, Alfred will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. He will be able to go back to work and care for his family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,451 to fund this procedure. Alfred says, “I am in much pain and appeal for financial assistance. Once healed I will get a job to provide for my family."
Ka Nyaw is a 28-year-old woman from Burma. Three days ago, she was involved in a motor bicycle accident and had sustained head trauma. She complained about severe headache and dizziness. Doctors want Ka Nyaw to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Ka Nyaw's CT scan and care, scheduled for May 23. Her husband says, "We had already discussed plans to start a family. We want to save up money to start a small business and for our children's education."
Su is a 45-year-old woman from Thailand. She lives in Mae Pa, Tak Province, Thailand with her husband and their twelve-year-old son. In her free time, Su enjoys growing vegetables in her garden and getting together with her friends. Su first noticed symptoms related to her health condition three years ago when she experienced severe abdominal pain. Su underwent an ultrasound and was told that she had a stone in her liver. In January 2019, Su’s severe abdominal pain returned. In May 2019, Su underwent a CT scan at Mae Sot Hospital and the doctor confirmed that Su has a bile duct stone. Su has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, Su's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Su is scheduled to undergo her cholecystectomy on June 10. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Su's procedure and care. Su says, "I have recently begun to experience pain in my right leg that makes it uncomfortable for me to walk."
Arold is a student from Tanzania. He is the eighth child in a family of eleven children. Arold was diagnosed with bilateral genu varus. His legs are bowed so that his knees touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he experiences pain, discomfort, and difficulty walking. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $940 to fund corrective surgery for Arold. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 5. Treatment will hopefully restore Arold's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Arold’s mother says, “Please help us.”
Yi is a 50-year-old monk from Cambodia. He has five children. In his free time he likes to clean the pagoda. Three years ago, Yi had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in his Left ear to perforate. For this reason, Yi experiences ear drainage, tinnitus, itchiness, and hearing loss. He has a difficult time hearing others and has daily pain, drainage, and itchiness that disrupts his work. Yi traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On February 1, he will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in his left ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. He says, "I hope that this surgery will improve my hearing, stop my ear discharge as well as any tinnitus and itchiness."
Rene is a young student from Kenya. She is in the second grade. She is also the only child to her single mother. Renee likes reading books. Rene has clubfoot of her left foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Rene traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on January 23. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Rene's clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to walk easily. “I am kindly requesting for support so that she can be able to walk completely well without any support. God bless you," Renee’s mother says.
Ranny is a woman from Cambodia. She has been married for eight years. She likes to cook, watch TV, and spend time at home. For the past three years, Ranny has had back pain. One of the nerves on her spine is being compressed due to herniation of one of the discs. This causes immense pain. She is unable to walk and move, and thus is unable to work and support her family. Ranny needs to undergo a laminectomy and discectomy procedure to relieve the pressure and pain in her back. Surgery is scheduled for December 4 and will cost $930.
Rithy is a construction worker and painter from Cambodia. He has one son and two daughters. He likes to spend time with his family when not working. A year ago, Rithy developed nasal polyps, noncancerous growths in the lining of the nasal passage. For this reason, he experiences nasal congestion, a runny nose, and difficulty breathing. It is difficult for him to breathe and sleep. When Rithy learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for half an hour seeking treatment. On December 12, doctors will perform a nasal polypectomy to remove the polyps. After recovery, he will be able to breathe more easily. Now, he needs help to fund this $267 procedure. He says, "I hope I can breathe normally and don't have nasal congestion after the surgery."
Nahabwe is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. She is married with six children. For three years, Nahabwe has been experiencing lower abdominal pain and heavy bleeding. She has been diagnosed with adenomyosis. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $208 to fund Nahabwe's surgery. On January 8, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Nahabwe will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Nahabwe says, “I hope to continue farming to survive and care for my family after surgery.”
Yon is a farmer from Cambodia. She has one daughter, three sons, and four grandchildren. She likes to listen to news on the radio. A year ago, Yon developed a cataract in each eye, causing her blurry vision, irritation, itchiness, pain, clouded lenses, and photophobia. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, and going anywhere outside. When Yon learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On January 9, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $398 procedure. She says, "I hope my eye surgery is successful so I can return to work."
Tang is a rice farmer from Cambodia. She has one brother and two sisters. She likes to watch TV and listen to music in her free time. Five years ago, Tang had an ear infection. This infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her right ear to perforate. For this reason, Tang experiences discharge, tinnitus and hearing loss. She has ear pain and difficulty hearing. Tang traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On January 2, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her right ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $423 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. She says, "I hope that my ear heals soon and I can return to work."
Srey Nith is a three-year-old girl from Cambodia. She has one brother and one sister. She likes to play with her siblings, watch TV, and go for walks. Two years ago, she was burned by an electric pot on her three left fingers. Burn scar contractures have developed, tightening the skin around her burn. It is difficult for her to bend her fingers. When Srey Nith's family learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, they traveled for one hour seeking treatment. On January 8, surgeons at CSC will perform a burn contracture release surgery to to help her use her fingers easily again. Now, her family needs help to fund this $448 procedure. Her father says, "I hope my daughter can use her fingers again easily."