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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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Solomon

Solomon is a young boy from Kenya who four months ago was diagnosed with a right undescended testis. This is a condition where testis are not in a scrotal sac as expected in a baby boy soon after birth. Solomon arrived at the hospital today in the company of his mother and grandmother. His mother walks in with a limp and a crutch for support. Solomon is quick to grab a seat for his mother, something that depicts how respectful he is. While giving him a bath recently, Solomon’s mother noticed a slight swell on his groin which was painful. Solomon confessed that it had been there for some time but really never bothered him. Solomon’s mother took him to the nearest hospital where he was diagnosed and surgery recommended. Solomon was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. The cost of surgery was however way too high for them to cover. Recently, a friend advised that they visit Watsi Partner BethanyKids Kijabe where they could better access financial assistance. The diagnosis has been confirmed and surgery is advised. If not treated, Solomon is at a risk of suffering fertility issues, testicular cancer and/ or inguinal hernia. Solomon is the firstborn of three children and lives with his parents and siblings in a one-room house in Central Kenya. While Kenya has a national health insurance system, his parents have passed difficulties that have led to them to defaulting on NHIF premiums for quite some time--a situation that is common in Kenya. However, the hospital team counseled them on its importance and they promised to try and keep up with the payments. The little savings the family had were exhausted in getting treatment for Solomon’s mother who was involved in an accident sometimes back. Solomon’s father, the sole breadwinner, practices subsistence farming and at times takes up casual farming jobs to sustain his family’s needs. They are therefore appealing for help towards Solomon’s surgical care. Solomon will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on January 30th. AMHF is requesting $535 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. “I want to be a teacher when I grow up,” says Solomon.

22% funded

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$120raised
$415to go

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