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John Neiberger

MONTHLY DONOR

United States

John's Story

John joined Watsi on June 21st, 2014. Three years ago, John became the 223rd member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 3,113 more people have become monthly donors! John's most recent donation traveled 8,300 miles to support Nyunt, a woman from Burma, to fund gynecological surgery.

Impact

John has funded healthcare for 42 patients in 11 countries.

All patients funded by John

Lowel

Lowel is a three-year-old boy from the Philippines. He lives with his parents and siblings in a wooden house. Lowell loves to play ball. His parents earn a living from farming. Lowel has thin arms and legs, and his growth is stunted for his age. He has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens Lowel's growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 20. Lowel 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. His family hopes that he will "finish his studies and reach his dreams."

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