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Nick Loui

United States   •   Born on May 27

Nick's Story

Nick joined Watsi on January 29th, 2016. 111 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Nick's most recent donation traveled 1,900 miles to support Acelie, a mother and former street merchant from Haiti, to fund a mastectomy.

Impact

Nick has funded healthcare for 15 patients in 9 countries.

All patients funded by Nick

Jesica

Jesica lives with her parents and older brother in rural Guatemala. She is an active, agreeable baby who likes to play with her little bear. Jesica is ten months old and has malnutrition, a dangerous condition that results from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients. Jesica’s mother takes care of the home, and her father works as an agricultural laborer. They want the best for their daughter, but treatment for malnutrition remains out of their economic reach without outside help. In the short term, malnutrition means Jesica has little energy to grow and that her immune system is weak. She has already been getting sick frequently with cough, vomiting, and diarrhea. If Jesica does not receive treatment, she will also face malnutrition’s long-term consequences, such as increased risk of chronic diseases, low IQ, and higher likelihood of dropping out of school. While malnutrition can have devastating effects, it is also very treatable. Growth monitoring, micronutrients, and food supplementation will help Jesica recover. She will gain weight and grow taller, and her immune system will grow stronger with the increased caloric intake. Community health workers will teach her mother about creating a nutrient-rich diet with limited resources. Treatment will give Jesica’s family tools to maintain nutritious diets, and it will give Jesica a chance to grow healthily. Jesica is scheduled to begin treatment on April 17. Jesica's family cannot afford this treatment, so they asking for help to raise $492.

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Francis

Francis is a four-year-old boy from the Philippines who loves playing hide-and-seek with his neighbors. He has one brother and parents who work as farm laborers. Francis has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens his growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 20. Francis 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. Francis's mother says, "I hope that Francis recovers from malnutrition and he becomes strong and finishes his studies."

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