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david j mcchesney and Thomas G Roberts

United States

david's Story

david joined Watsi on April 14th, 2013. 102 other people also joined Watsi on that day! david's most recent donation traveled 8,200 miles to support Gift, a baby from Uganda, to fund treatment for malnutrition.

Impact

david has funded healthcare for 406 patients in 13 countries.

All patients funded by david

Renz

Renz is a four-year-old boy who lives with his grandparents. They do not have access to electricity and obtain water from the water district. His grandfather works as a laborer and has difficulty providing for the basic needs of the family. Renz 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. Renz 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. "I will do everything just to send him to school so he can finish his studies and will have good future," says his grandmother.

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Zachary

Zachary is a three-year-old young boy from the Philippines. Zachary loves playing with his toy cars. He lives in a small house made of bamboo with his parents and siblings. His father is a fisherman and has difficulty providing for the basic needs of the family. As a result, without nutritious meals, Zachary has developed acute malnutrition. Fortunately, on February 22, Zachary will begin $184 malnutrition treatment. Zachary 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. His mother says, "I hope Zachary can recover from malnutrition and finish his education someday and become a policeman."

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$184raised
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Chris

Chris is thin child with a bloated tummy. He is only eight months old and loves to play with his toys. His family lives in a small house made of bamboo. His father works as a fisherman and has difficulty providing for the family. Chris has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens his growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, Chris will begin $268 malnutrition treatment on February 23. Chris 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. Chris's mother says, "I am hoping that Christopher will grow strong and recover from malnutrition."

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$268raised
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Job

Job is a ten-month-old baby from the Philippines. He lives with his parents in a small house owned by the church pastor. Job has four siblings, with whom he loves playing. His father works as a tricycle driver but has difficulty providing for the family. As a result, Job has moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens Job’s growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 21. Job 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. Job's mother says, "I am hoping to see Job grow strong and healthy and to finish school."

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$184raised
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