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

Francis
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Francis's treatment was fully funded on April 28, 2017.

Photo of Francis post-operation

June 7, 2017

Francis received successful malnutrition treatment.

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

“Thank you ICM for helping my son recover from malnutrition. God will continue to bless ICM and more children in the community to prevent malnutrition,” says his mother.

He grew to reach a normal height and weight. He also has an increased appetite and more energy. "Thank you ICM for helping my son recover...

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February 16, 2017

Francis is a four-year-old boy from the Philippines who loves playing hide-and-seek with his neighbors. He has one brother and parents who work as farm laborers.

Francis 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 20.

Francis 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.

Francis’s mother says, “I hope that Francis recovers from malnutrition and he becomes strong and finishes his studies.”

Francis is a four-year-old boy from the Philippines who loves playing hide-and-seek with his neighbors. He has one brother and parents who w...

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Francis's Timeline

  • February 16, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Francis was submitted by Lorrie Jane Gohetia, Koronadal TPC at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • February 20, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Francis 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 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Francis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 28, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Francis's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 07, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Francis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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

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