Nicholas Zielinski
Nicholas' Story

Nicholas joined Watsi on April 23rd, 2013. 26 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Nicholas' most recent donation traveled 8,300 miles to support Nyunt, a woman from Burma, to fund gynecological surgery.

Impact

Nicholas has funded healthcare for 38 patients in 11 countries.

All patients funded by Nicholas

Jericho is a two-year-old boy from the Philippines who loves to play with his siblings. He lives with his family in a simple house made from wood and metal sheets. Jericho's father is a construction worker, and his mother earns money washing clothes. Jericho has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens his growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 22. Jericho 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. Jericho's mother hopes that he "finishes his studies and will have a good future."

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