Cameron Palte
Cameron's Story

Cameron joined Watsi on November 22nd, 2016. 20 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Cameron's most recent donation traveled 8,800 miles to support ChhaiLeang, a man from Cambodia, to fund cataract surgery.

Impact

Cameron has funded healthcare for 10 patients in 6 countries.

All patients funded by Cameron

EJ John is a five-year-old boy from the Philippines. He loves to play popular games with the other children in his community. He lives with his father, sister, and grandmother. They live in a bamboo house without access to electricity or water. EJ John's father, Jonel, is a laborer. EJ John has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. He began $184 malnutrition treatment on October 20. He is being 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 acutely 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. "I wish for EJ John to recover from being malnourished and become strong and big so he can finish school and have a nice job someday," says his grandmother.

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