...Chase Adam had an idea: What if people around the world could help pay for life-changing medical care for those who can’t afford health care?
Lexington, MA (PRWEB) February 14, 2013
Daily Grommet, an online shopping site and product launch platform for innovative and undiscovered products has partnered with Watsi, a medical nonprofit platform that enables crowd-funded medical treatments.
Medical records in hand, a woman on a bus in Costa Rica asked passengers to help pay for her son’s treatment. As the passengers handed money to the woman, Chase Adam had an idea: What if people around the world could help pay for life-changing medical care for those who can’t afford health care? His idea spawned Watsi, a nonprofit platform that enables crowd-funded medical treatments.
Watsi connects donors with people who have treatable conditions and need low-cost medical care. Each patient’s story is posted on the site, where visitors can browse and pledge a donation towards the health care of someone they want to help. Watsi is a go-between, but it doesn’t use any donated funds for its operations. Every dime of every donation directly funds medical treatments for the people chosen by the donors.
Around the world, people suffer from treatable illnesses because they can’t afford basic medical care. Watsi works closely with medical partners to help identify prospective patients. The medical nonprofit is focused on funding treatments that have a high likelihood of success and cost less than $3,000.
When a patient reaches his or her funding goal, pledgers’ payments are made via PayPal. It’s simple, compelling, and effective. Donors are coming together on Watsi, and they’re changing people’s lives, one treatment at a time.
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