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Success! Renee Lyn from the Philippines raised $184 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Renee  Lyn
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
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$0
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Fully funded
Renee Lyn's treatment was fully funded on May 30, 2017.

Photo of Renee  Lyn post-operation

June 14, 2017

Renee Lyn received successful malnutrition treatment.

She grew to reach a normal height and weight. She also has an increased appetite and more energy.

Her mother says, “Thank you so much ICM for helping us. My child is not sickly anymore. She’s more playful and active.”

She grew to reach a normal height and weight. She also has an increased appetite and more energy. Her mother says, "Thank you so much ICM...

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February 21, 2017

Renee Lyn is a 20-month-old baby girl from the Philippines. She lives with her parents and three siblings, and her father works as a laborer. During the day, Renee Lyn enjoys playing hide-and-seek with their neighbor’s children.

Renee Lyn has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens her growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, she will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 22.

Renee Lyn 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.

“We dream that our child will recover from being malnourished, grow up strong, and finish her studies someday,” says Renee Lyn’s mother.

Renee Lyn is a 20-month-old baby girl from the Philippines. She lives with her parents and three siblings, and her father works as a laborer...

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Renee Lyn's Timeline

  • February 21, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Renee Lyn was submitted by Fe Gaspar, Koronadal TPC at International Care Ministries.

  • February 22, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Renee Lyn received treatment at Home-based malnutrition intervention program in Guatemala. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • February 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Renee Lyn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 30, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Renee Lyn's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 14, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Renee Lyn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Moderately Acute Malnutrition
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $184 for Renee Lyn's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$28
Supplies
$0
Travel
$41
Other
$115

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