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Katie Shanahan

Katie's Story

Katie joined Watsi on April 24th, 2016. 32 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Katie's most recent donation supported Flavio, a child from Guatemala, to fund a wheelchair.


Katie has funded healthcare for 14 patients in 8 countries.

All patients funded by Katie


Divine is a little girl from the Philippines. Her family lives near a rice field, and her father, Domingo, is a farmer. She loves to sing and play games with her siblings. Divine has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens her growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, she will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 21. Divine 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. Divine's mother says, "I am hoping that my child will gain weight and have a healthy body and become a successful teacher someday."

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