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Jay Scroggins


United States

Jay's Story

Jay joined Watsi on March 12th, 2013. Three years ago, Jay became the 532nd member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 2,735 more people have become monthly donors! Jay's most recent donation traveled 1,500 miles to support Cesar, an agricultural laborer from Guatemala, to fund a prosthetic leg.


Jay has funded healthcare for 41 patients in 11 countries.

All patients funded by Jay


James is a two-year-old boy from the Philippines. He lives with his family of farmers in a small bamboo and wooden house. James loves to play with his brother. James has developed a bloated belly and dry skin and is thin. James has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens James’s growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 23. James 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. His mother says, "I am hoping that my child grows healthy and normal and becomes a policeman someday."

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