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Success! Ken from the Philippines raised $268 to fund malnutrition care.

Ken
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  • $268 raised, $0 to go
$268
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ken's treatment was fully funded on July 27, 2017.

Photo of Ken post-operation

June 14, 2017

Ken 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, “Thank you ICM and Watsi for the feeding program. My child has grown active and is healthier than ever.”

He grew to reach a normal height and weight. He also has an increased appetite and more energy. His mother says, "Thank you ICM and Watsi...

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February 16, 2017

Ken is a 16-month-old boy from Guimaras, an island in central Philippines. He lives with family in a bamboo house lit by gas lanterns. He has five siblings, with whom he loves to play. His father works as a carpenter. Ken has been diagnosed with acute malnutrition.

“I hope he becomes a healthy boy and finishes his studies,” says his mother, who is very worried about her son’s health.

Our medical partner, International Care Ministries, is requesting $268 to cover the cost of an in-home feeding program to treat Ken’s malnutrition. This will pay for nutrient-enriched food packs, weekly visits from medical staff, and health education for family members. Ken is scheduled to begin treatment on February 23. After treatment, he will return to playing with his siblings.

Ken is a 16-month-old boy from Guimaras, an island in central Philippines. He lives with family in a bamboo house lit by gas lanterns. He ha...

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Ken's Timeline

  • February 16, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ken was submitted by Rhea Hechanova, Iloilo Health Leader at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • February 22, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ken's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 23, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ken received treatment at Home-based malnutrition intervention program. 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

    Ken's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 27, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ken's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $268 for Ken's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$13
Medication
$87
Supplies
$0
Travel
$54
Other
$114

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