Michael Omidi announces the support of the organization Watsi by the Omidi Brothers and No More Poverty.
Around the world in countries such as the Philippines, Burma, Guatemala, and Zambia there are patients that are in desperate need of medical care for a wide variety of issues. From young children that have suffered burns and scars as a result of living in areas rife with conflict to men and women who have spent their entire lives dealing with deformities such as masses over their bodies or cleft palates, for example. Many organizations work to provide medical care to these patients, but one organization is taking a unique approach to providing the needed care.
Watsi is an organization that has started a crowdfunding platform in order to help provide medical care to those who need it most around the world. Much like platforms such as Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, it is possible to fund the surgeries and medical care necessary for individual patients in need of a variety of services.
It is the distinct pleasure of myself, my brother Julian Omidi, and our organization No More Poverty to have been able to not only provide organizational support to Watsi, but also to fully fund treatment for 2 patients on the waiting list and partially fund the treatment of 4 additional patients. Watsi makes sure that all money that is donated goes directly to the medical care of the patient and encourages complete transparency through its finances making all statements available to the public. Watsi makes sure that the organizations they partner with are completely vetted so that donors can trust in the process.
We strongly encourage you to support not only Watsi as an organization, but to help those patients still in need by making a donation today. Learn more about our charity partnership today.
Michael Omidi discusses his most recent trip to the Philippines to provide medical assistance in a mission that was provided in a partnership between No More Poverty and Charitable Endowment Support.
In December 2012 I had the distinct pleasure of being able to visit the Philippines to provide medical care for those in need in the Bulacan Province. During that mission we were able to perform 3 dozen surgeries over the course of 11 days at the Calumpit District Hospital and we hoped that we would be able to return in order to provide followup care and additional surgical and medical assistance for those in the province.
No More Poverty and Charitable Endowment Support once again partnered together to provide additional assistance through a mission we titled Operations for Hope. This mission took us to the San Miguel District Hospital in the Bulacan Province between July 10 and July 22, 2013. During this mission we were able to follow up with patients like Ofelia who was a cancer patient that we provided care to during our December mission, as well as provide many surgeries ranging from cyst and goiter removal to the removal of multiple tumors and other masses that patients were suffering from. We also performed cleft palate repairs on several younger patients such as Justine, age 3, and Alberto, age 7.
Taking part in medical missions such as these are truly a gift; seeing the smiles on the faces of children and adults after they have suffered for years due to a result of their deformities is an amazing experience. Provided below is a video that highlights some of the work we were able to do during our trip as well as a brief look at our previous trip. I hope that you will watch it and learn more about the help we have provided on these missions, especially as we look to conduct more in the years to come.