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Success! Leah from the Philippines raised $268 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Leah
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  • $268 raised, $0 to go
$268
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Leah's treatment was fully funded on August 15, 2017.

Photo of Leah post-operation

June 14, 2017

Leah 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, “I am very happy that my daughter is now healthy and gaining weight.”

She grew to reach a normal height and weight. She also has an increased appetite and more energy. Her mother says, "I am very happy that ...

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February 18, 2017

Leah is a one-year-old girl from the Philippines. She lives in a bamboo house with her parents, who are fishermen. Leah loves to play games with her sister. After noticing a consistent decrease in her appetite and her emaciated appearance, Leah’s family sought assistance.

Leah was taken to our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM), where she was diagnosed with acute malnutrition. Malnutrition is a treatable condition, but if left untreated, it can lead to developmental issues and can be fatal.

ICM has decided to provide Leah with a home-based feeding program. The program provides nutrient-enriched food packs so Leah can regain normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development. In addition to the food packs, medical staff and community volunteers will make weekly visits to monitor Leah’s progress. During their visits, the staff and volunteers will educate Leah’s family members about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, and organic vegetable gardening.

The program is scheduled to start on February 23. ICM is requesting $268 in funding. Leah’s mother is eager to have Leah start the program and get back on track.

Leah is a one-year-old girl from the Philippines. She lives in a bamboo house with her parents, who are fishermen. Leah loves to play games ...

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Leah's Timeline

  • February 18, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Leah was submitted by Archerene Elam, Dipolog TPC at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • February 23, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Leah 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.

  • March 17, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Leah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 14, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Leah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 15, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Leah's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

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

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