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Collin Henderson

MONTHLY DONOR

Collin's Story

Collin joined Watsi on January 23rd, 2016. Two years ago, Collin became the 1767th member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 1,768 more people have become monthly donors! Collin's most recent donation supported Myint, a woman from Burma, to fund heart surgery.

Impact

Collin has funded healthcare for 25 patients in 10 countries.

All patients funded by Collin

Rian

Rian is a four-year-old girl who is the youngest among nine siblings and lives in a house made of bamboo. Her mother works as a laundress, and her father works as a carpenter. Because their work is unstable, they have difficulty providing for the family. Rian has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens her growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, sh will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 20. Rian 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. Rian's mother says, "I hope Rian finishes her studies and grows up healthy."

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