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Stefan Magnuson

Stefan's Story

Stefan joined Watsi on September 20th, 2016. 30 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Stefan's most recent donation supported Kervens, a teenager from Haiti, to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

Impact

Stefan has funded healthcare for 17 patients in 10 countries.

All patients funded by Stefan

Judy

Judy is a three-year-old boy from the Philippines who lives in a small house made from bamboo. He lives with his parents, who work as laborers and barely make enough money to support the family. He is the youngest of six siblings. Judy loves to play with other kids in the community. Judy has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens his growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he will begin $268 malnutrition treatment on February 22. Judy 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. After he becomes healthy, Judy will be able to go to school and play with his siblings and friends. "I hope my son finishes his studies," says Judy's mother.

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