Josh Fosson
Josh's Story

Josh joined Watsi on November 6th, 2016. 19 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Josh's most recent donation traveled 8,200 miles to support Froi, a boy from Philippines, to fund malnutrition treatment.

Impact

Josh has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 3 countries.

All patients funded by Josh

Jamaica is a two-year-old girl who lives with her parents and four siblings in the Philippines in a small house made of mixed concrete and wood. Her father works as a laborer but earns barely enough to provide for his big family. A health trainer from International Care Ministries (ICM) determined that Jamaica is moderately acutely malnourished due to insufficient nutrition. She is shorter and lighter than other kids her age, and she has a bloated stomach. In addition, her malnutrition makes her more prone to catching a cold. One out of five children under five years old 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 increase the risk of potentially fatal childhood diseases. ICM’s Home-Based Feeding program provides nutrient enriched food packs to ensure malnourished children get the additional food to regain their normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development. After identifying a malnourished child, staff and community volunteers make weekly visits to monitor the 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. Jamaica began the Home-Based Feeding program on October 17, 2016. Now, her family needs help to pay for her $184 malnutrition treatment. "I hope Jamaica will have a good appetite so that she can gain weight and become healthy," shares her mother.

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