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

Marvin
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Marvin's treatment was fully funded on June 21, 2017.

Photo of Marvin post-operation

June 7, 2017

Marvin received successful malnutrition treatment.

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

“I am happy because my son was able to receive the feeding treatment of all the people in our community. I am also thankful because I learnt a lot,” says his mother.

He grew to reach a normal height and weight. He also has an increased appetite and more energy. "I am happy because my son was able to re...

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February 16, 2017

Marvin is a two-year-old boy from the Philippines. He has been diagnosed with malnutrition.

He will be receiving treatment through our medical partner’s home-based malnutrition intervention program. This program provides nutrient-enriched food packs to ensure he gets the additional food he needs to regain normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development. Volunteers will monitor his progress, and professional staff will educate his parents about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, and organic vegetable gardening.

The treatment will begin on February 22 and costs $184.

Marvin’s mother says, “I want him to be able to walk and go to school.”

Marvin is a two-year-old boy from the Philippines. He has been diagnosed with malnutrition. He will be receiving treatment through our me...

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Marvin's Timeline

  • February 16, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 22, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Marvin 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.

  • February 22, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Marvin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 07, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Marvin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 21, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Marvin'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 Marvin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$28
Supplies
$0
Travel
$41
Other
$115

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