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

Heron
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Heron's treatment was fully funded on July 26, 2017.

Photo of Heron post-operation

June 14, 2017

Heron received successful malnutrition treatment.

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

His mother says, “We thank you for helping Kyle in gaining weight.”

He grew to reach a normal height and weight. He also has an increased appetite and more energy. His mother says, "We thank you for helpin...

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February 16, 2017

Heron is a five-year-old boy. He lives with his parents near the coast. His father works as a carpenter. Heron loves to play with his friends.

Heron has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens his growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 23.

Heron 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.

Heron’s mother hopes that someday her son will finish his studies.

Heron is a five-year-old boy. He lives with his parents near the coast. His father works as a carpenter. Heron loves to play with his friend...

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Heron's Timeline

  • February 16, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Heron was submitted by Grace Britanico, GenSan TPC at International Care Ministries.

  • February 22, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Heron's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 23, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Heron 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.

  • June 14, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Heron's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 26, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Heron's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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

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