Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

Froi from the Philippines raised $268 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Froi
100%
  • $268 raised, $0 to go
$268
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Froi's treatment was fully funded on December 7, 2016.

Photo of Froi post-operation

February 10, 2017

Froi received successful malnutrition treatment.

Though he has been growing well, he has not yet reached normal height and weight. It is recommended that he continue to undergo treatment.

His grandmother says, “As a grandmother, your help means a lot to us…We will keep on feeding him, and we will look forward to him growing strong and healthy.”

Though he has been growing well, he has not yet reached normal height and weight. It is recommended that he continue to undergo treatment. ...

Read more
October 20, 2016

Froi is a four-year-old boy from the Philippines. He loves to draw and write. He is an only child, and his mother and father are salespeople. When his parents are at work, his grandparents take care of him. The family lives in a house made of cement and plywood.

Froi has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. He began $268 malnutrition treatment on October 24. He is being 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 acutely 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.

“I hope he can gain weight,” says his grandmother.

Froi is a four-year-old boy from the Philippines. He loves to draw and write. He is an only child, and his mother and father are salespeople...

Read more

Froi's Timeline

  • October 20, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Froi was submitted by Michele Uyanib, Dumaguete TPC at International Care Ministries.

  • October 24, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Froi received treatment at Home-based malnutrition intervention program in Guatemala. 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.

  • November 17, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Froi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 7, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Froi's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Froi. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.