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Ryan P Carney

MONTHLY DONOR

United States

Ryan's Story

Ryan joined Watsi on December 23rd, 2014. Three years ago, Ryan became the 760th member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 2,458 more people have become monthly donors! Ryan's most recent donation traveled 8,500 miles to support Brian, a four-year-old boy from Kenya, to fund hand surgery.

Impact

Ryan has funded healthcare for 34 patients in 11 countries.

All patients funded by Ryan

John Jacob

John Jacob lives with his parents and two siblings in a wooden rental house in a mountainous region of the Philippines. His mother is a housewife, and his father works as a carpenter and a mechanic. John Jacob likes to play basketball. John Jacob has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. He began $184 malnutrition treatment on October 20. He is being 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 acutely 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 look forward to seeing John Jacob finish his studies and reach all his dreams!" says his mother. "I hope he will learn to become respectful of others and serve God as he grows up."

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