mike's Story

mike joined Watsi on November 25th, 2015. Six years ago, mike joined our Universal Fund, supporting life-changing treatments for a new Watsi patient every month. mike's most recent donation supported Shaniff, a young boy from Kenya, to fund clubfoot treatment.


mike has funded healthcare for 21 patients in 9 countries.

All patients funded by mike

Kate is a four-year-old girl from the Philippines. Kate lives with her parents in a small house made of wood and bamboo in the mountains. Kate's father is a construction worker, but his job is irregular. Kate enjoys playing with her neighbors. Kate has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens Kate’s growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, she will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 22. Kate 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. Kate's mother says, "I hope that she can finish her studies someday and be successful in life. I am excited for the feeding program and its results."

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