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

Princess
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Princess's treatment was fully funded on July 30, 2017.

Photo of Princess post-operation

June 14, 2017

Princess 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 the feeding program you provided. Princess has gained weight and she is now more 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 16, 2017

Princess is a two-year-old girl who loves to play with her barbie dolls and other toys. She 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 21.

Princess 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.

Her mothers hopes that Princess will “finish her studies and have good health.”

Princess is a two-year-old girl who loves to play with her barbie dolls and other toys. She has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutr...

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Princess's Timeline

  • February 16, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Princess was submitted by Gerard Latosa, Roxas TPC / Health Asst. at International Care Ministries.

  • February 21, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Princess 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 22, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Princess's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 14, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Princess's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 30, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Princess's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

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

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Oo is a 52-year-old man from Burma, living with his wife and daughter. Oo's wife is a day laborer, while his daughter works as a salesperson in a store. Oo is unemployed because of health issues, but he enjoys growing vegetables, and guarding the entrance gate of the village. In the midst of the rainy season in July, Oo placed his belongings on a friend's bullock cart, and went to climb on top of the cart to ride. As he was preparing to climb onto the cart, it suddenly jerked forward, throwing Oo to the ground, and injuring his right arm. After a week had gone by, Oo, who was experiencing significant pain in his arm, traveled to a local free clinic, where he was given a shot to ease the discomfort. He was told that he would need to have the injury investigated further at a hospital in Yangon. In October, Oo's arm was X-rayed at the Karen Baptist Convention Hospital in Yangon, and it was determined that the bone in his arm had been broken, and had never healed properly. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Oo will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones on October 25th, at Karen Baptist Convention Hospital. This surgery will promote the complete and correct healing of the fracture, enabling Oo to lift his arm without pain, and to return to work. Oo needs your help to raise the $885 for this procedure. Oo said: “I am very worried that the doctor will not be able to treat me because I sought treatment so late. It is so difficult to go to Yangon because I live in a conflict area and there are a lot of travel restrictions."

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