Aiden Vrenna
Aiden's Story

Aiden joined Watsi on December 25th, 2016. 63 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Aiden's most recent donation traveled 5,500 miles to support Abibatu, a little girl from Sierra Leone, to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

Impact

Aiden has funded healthcare for 9 patients in 6 countries.

All patients funded by Aiden

Bethany is a two-year-old girl from the Philippines. She loves to play, dance, and sing. Her family lives in a bamboo house and obtains water from the spring. They don't have access to electricity and use a kerosene lamp instead. Bethany has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens Bethany's growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, she will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 21. Bethany will be treated by International Care Ministries (ICM), a Watsi medical partner. One out of five children under five in ICM communities is either severely or moderately malnourished. Worldwide, poor nutrition is associated with nearly half of all deaths in young children. In remote communities and urban slums of the Philippines, the lack of clean water and unclean environments add risk to potentially fatal childhood diseases. ICM’s home-based feeding program provides nutrient-enriched food packs to ensure malnourished children get additional food to regain normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development. After identifying a child as malnourished, staff and community volunteers make weekly visits to monitor this child’s progress. To help sustain the health of the child, ICM’s professional staff educate the mother, guardian, or other family members about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, and organic vegetable gardening. Bethany's mother hopes that she becomes healthy enough to go to school.

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