Alyson Zepeda
Alyson's Story

Alyson joined Watsi on December 9th, 2014. 405 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Alyson's most recent donation traveled 8,800 miles to support Hout, a man from Cambodia, to fund fracture repair surgery.

Impact

Alyson has funded healthcare for 19 patients in 6 countries.

All patients funded by Alyson

Cherylle is a one-year-old little girl from Philippines, where she lives with her family in a small house made of bamboo. Her parents are charcoal miners. She loves to play with her friends in her play house. Cherylle has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens her growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, she will begin $268 malnutrition treatment on February 21. Cherylle 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. Her mother says, "I hope someday my child's health becomes good and she can finish her studies."

$268raised
Fully funded

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."

$268raised
Fully funded