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Zackariah Cole

MONTHLY DONOR

United States   •   zackariahcole.com   •   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, 3,226 more people have become monthly donors! Zackariah's most recent donation traveled 8,500 miles to support David, a toddler from Kenya, to fund clubfoot correction.

Impact

Zackariah has funded healthcare for 48 patients in 12 countries.

All patients funded by Zackariah

Petronilla

Petronilla is a 52-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis. When she was 27 years old, Petronilla began to have pains in her hands and arms, so she consulted with a doctor at a local health center, who diagnosed her with arthritis. Since then, Petronilla's condition has worsened over time. Petronilla has severe pain and swelling in her joints and extremities every day. This pain prevents her from doing the things she enjoys and carrying out her daily activities, such as braiding her hair and washing her family’s clothing. Petronilla lives with her husband and five children in Guatemala’s rural highlands. Petronilla's first and most beloved profession was weaving and embroidering traditional indigenous women’s clothing. Because of the effects of arthritis, however, Petronilla has given up that work. She now owns a shop, where she and her daughter prepare and sell homemade tortillas. Though Petronilla’s arthritis continues to worsen, she and her family do not have the economic resources to purchase the medications that would help her. This treatment will provide Petronilla with the medications she needs to manage her arthritis. She will no longer have pain while completing her daily tasks. With her arthritis under control, she will be able to live her life without pain and continue to support her family and live happily. Petronilla says, “More than anything I want the pain to go away. I want to be able to wash clothing again, to weave and embroider again. I hope that this treatment will help me be able to do the things I love.” Our medical partner is requesting $629 to fund Petronilla's travel, lab testing, and medication. She is scheduled to begin treatment on August 7.

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Mark

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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$184raised
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