WEEK 51: WATSI
As the countdown to 2018 begins, I want to take a moment to say thank you! You have made this one of the best experiences of my life. More on that next week, because right now I want to tell you about one of my favorite organizations of this entire project: Watsi.
Watsi allows you to directly fund life-changing surgeries for people around the world. 100% of donations go to providing treatment. Watsi simply blows my mind. They have two programs: Watsi Crowdfunding and Watsi Coverage that "use technology to help create a world where everyone has access to care — whether that’s a life-changing surgery or a check-up".
Here's how it works: First, a patient seeks care at one of Watsi's medical partners. If they cannot afford care, a member of the staff asks if they would like to share their story and participate in crowd funding their medical bill. A profile is submitted and approved and the patient gets treatment while their profile is posted online. Donors fund the treatment and get a post-treatment update about the patient they helped. Watsi has supported over 15,000 patients from 23 countries.
Here's to health and happiness in the New Year. What an opportunity to change a life.
All the best and more,