Guo Yu
Guo's Story

Guo joined Watsi on November 14th, 2016. 29 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Guo's most recent donation supported Nwet (BB), a newborn baby boy from Burma, to fund brain surgery.

Impact

Guo has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 4 countries.

All patients funded by Guo

Jonica is a 10-month-old girl from the Philippines living with her parents and two siblings in a small house made of nipa and bamboo. Her family shares electricity with the neighbors and gets water from a deep well. Jonica's father works as a pineapple planter and struggles to provide enough food for the family. As a result, Jonica is moderately acutely malnourished and has a tiny body and a slightly bloated belly. Worldwide, poor nutrition is associated with nearly half of all deaths in young children. Without proper treatment, Jonica risked delayed development and potential long-term physical and cognitive impairments. Fortunately, on October 17, 2016, Jonica began receiving treatment from Watsi's medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM). ICM's $184 home-based feeding program provides nutrient-enriched food packs to help malnourished children regain normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development. In addition, staff and community volunteers make weekly visits to check up on the child's progress. To help sustain the child's health, ICM staff also educate family members about proper nutrition, organic vegetable gardening, sanitation, and hygiene. With this treatment regimen and educational component, Jonica will be able to recover from her condition. "I hope that Jonica will recover from malnutrition so that she will grow to become healthy and strong," says Jonica's mother. "I want her to be a teacher someday." Let's help Jonica achieve these goals!

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