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Zackariah Cole


United States   •   •   Born on July 4

Zackariah's Story

Zackariah joined Watsi on March 12th, 2013. Three years ago, Zackariah became the 453rd member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 2,762 more people have become monthly donors! Zackariah's most recent donation traveled 8,800 miles to support Sok Nheang, a sixth grader from Cambodia, to fund ear surgery.


Zackariah has funded healthcare for 40 patients in 12 countries.

All patients funded by Zackariah


Mark is a three-year-old boy from the Philippines. He lives with his parents and brothers in a small house made of bamboo and wood. Mark's mother has her own small store. Mark loves to play with other kids in the neighborhood. Mark has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens Mark’s growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 21. Mark 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 Mark will become healthy and finish his studies."

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