Farzaneh Shahrokhi

United States

Farzaneh's Story

Farzaneh joined Watsi on September 10th, 2013. 8 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Farzaneh's most recent donation traveled 8,700 miles to support Christina, a baby from Tanzania, to fund treatment for hydrocephalus.


Farzaneh has funded healthcare for 44 patients in 11 countries.

All patients funded by Farzaneh


Miguel is a quiet four-year-old boy from the mountainous regions of the Philippines. He lives with his family in a small bamboo house. His home does not have electricity, and his family goes to a local spring to retrieve water. Miguel 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 24. Miguel 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. Miguel's mother says, "I want him to recover from malnutrition and finish his studies."

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Yaneli is an eight-year-old girl from Guatemala. She often feels too tired to play or go to school. She also experiences frequent headaches. Yaneli has been diagnosed with acute malnutrition. She has little energy to grow, and her immune system is weak and vulnerable to illness. She is also at risk of chronic disease and delayed development. Fortunately, she began malnutrition treatment on December 23, 2016. Yaneli lives with her mother and two brothers in rural Guatemala. She is a sweet girl who loves to play with her little brother. She just finished second grade at her local elementary school. Yaneli's mother is a single parent who works hard to provide for her children. Unfortunately, she cannot afford healthcare. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $512 to fund Yaneli's treatment. While malnutrition can have devastating effects, it is also very treatable. Growth monitoring, micronutrients, and food supplementation will help Yaneli recover. She will gain weight and grow taller to catch up with other children her age, and her immune system will grow stronger. Community health workers will teach her mother about creating a nutrient-rich diet from limited resources. Treatment will give Yaneli a chance to grow healthy and strong. "I looked for your help because I don't have the resources that my daughter needs in order to be treated," says Yaneli's mother. "My wish is that she can get better and grow so that she can become a professional."

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