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Theodore Reicher

Theodore's Story

Theodore joined Watsi on June 19th, 2016. 19 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Theodore's most recent donation supported Barrack, a toddler from Kenya, to fund burn repair surgery.

Impact

Theodore has funded healthcare for 10 patients in 8 countries.

All patients funded by Theodore

Manuel

"Even though we have few resources, I am interested in learning how I can help my son grow and get to a healthy weight," share the mother of 22-month-old Manuel. Manuel, who lives with his family in Guatemala is suffering from malnutrition. He is far below the average size for his age due to his poor diet. His lack of calories and nutrients have weakened his immune system, which makes it more likely that he will get sick. Manuel is the youngest of two children. He lives with his older brother and his parents in a one-room cinderblock house with a tin roof. He loves to play ball with his brother. His father works as a day laborer, and his mother works at home taking care of Manuel and his brother. Although his parents want the best for him, they cannot afford to give him even one fruit, vegetable, or egg per day - making it impossible for him to overcome his malnutrition without Watsi support. Growth monitoring, micronutrient and food supplementation, and deworming medication will help Manuel recover from malnutrition - immediately saving his life and putting him on track to live a better life in the future. He will gain weight and grow taller to catch up with other children his age. His immune system will grow stronger with the increased caloric intake, preventing him from having any more life-threatening situations with diarrhea, fevers, and coughs. This will further increase his appetite and help him use the extra calories to develop mentally instead of those calories being wasted on getting over frequent illnesses. His parents will receive the support they need to feel empowered to give Manuel a healthy diet. Intervention now, which costs $512, will prevent the future debilitating effects of malnutrition, and give Manuel the chance to live a healthy and productive life, finish school, get a good job, and escape the cycle of malnutrition and poverty that made him sick in the first place.

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