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Kimerly Adam

MONTHLY DONOR

United States

Kimerly's Story

Kimerly joined Watsi on March 12th, 2013. Four years ago, Kimerly became the 33rd member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 3,303 more people have become monthly donors! Kimerly's most recent donation traveled 8,500 miles to support Anna, a woman from Kenya, to fund ankle surgery.

Impact

Kimerly has funded healthcare for 63 patients in 11 countries.

All patients funded by Kimerly

Zion Grace

Zion Grace is a sweet four-year-old girl from the Philippines. She lives in a small community with her parents and four siblings. Her father works as a farmer and is the sole provider for the family. Zion Grace loves to entertain her family with her little singing voice. Zion Grace 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 22. Zion Grace 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. Zion Grace's mother is relieved to be receiving assistance. She says, "I hope that Zion can recover from malnutrition and that she will be healthy and will have good grades when she starts to go to school."

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$268raised
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Sylvester

Two-year-old Sylvester lives with his parents in their single-room home in Tanzania. Because of the limited space, the room serves multiple purposes for the family. One day, as his mother was preparing food, Sylvester moved closer to the pot and inserted his arm into the boiling water. “I quickly grabbed him and rushed him to the nearby dispensary clinic and then the district hospital," Sylvester's mother shares. "When the wound recovered, he couldn't extend his fingers." As the skin on Sylvester’s hand healed from the burn injury, the scar thickened and tightened, forming a contracture that limits movement of his hand and fingers. The family decided to visit our medical partner, Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT). "One neighbor who once was treated at CCBRT advised us to come to CCBRT's Disability Hospital," Sylvester's mother continues. "Sylvester was examined, but we couldn't afford for him to be treated. I am a homemaker, and my husband is a laborer.” Sylvester is scheduled to undergo surgery to release the contractures on his hand on March 6. His family needs help raising $1,036 to pay for his operation, one month of hospital care, food, medicine, medical supplies, and dressing changes. With treatment at CCBRT, Sylvester has the opportunity to succeed at school, feed himself, and have a full and productive life. “I will be glad to see Sylvester’s fingers corrected so he can hold a pen properly, among other things he loves to do with his hands," says his mother. "I thank God for everything. He has heard my cry.’’

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$1,036raised
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