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Vanessa Lynn Bullard

United States   •   Born on July 5

Vanessa's Story

Vanessa joined Watsi on March 12th, 2013. 1,775 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Vanessa's most recent donation traveled 8,500 miles to support Caleb, a baby from Kenya, to fund brain surgery.

Impact

Vanessa has funded healthcare for 41 patients in 10 countries.

All patients funded by Vanessa

Miguel

Miguel is a quiet four-year-old boy from the mountainous regions of the Philippines. He lives with his family in a small bamboo house. His home does not have electricity, and his family goes to a local spring to retrieve water. Miguel 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 24. Miguel 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. Miguel's mother says, "I want him to recover from malnutrition and finish his studies."

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Rose

Rose is a nine-month-old baby from the Philippines. She lives in a bamboo house with her parents, who work as laborers but have difficulty providing for the family. They obtain water from the water district and share electricity with their neighbor. Rose loves to play, but is very thin and has low energy. She has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens her growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, Rose will begin $268 malnutrition treatment on February 22. Rose 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 hope my daughter will grow healthy and finish her studies," says Rose's mother.

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$268raised
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Lowel

Lowel is a three-year-old boy from the Philippines. He lives with his parents and siblings in a wooden house. Lowell loves to play ball. His parents earn a living from farming. Lowel has thin arms and legs, and his growth is stunted for his age. He has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens Lowel's growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 20. Lowel 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 family hopes that he will "finish his studies and reach his dreams."

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$184raised
Fully funded