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

Mary Rose
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mary Rose's treatment was fully funded on December 4, 2016.

Photo of Mary Rose post-operation

February 10, 2017

Mary Rose received successful malnutrition treatment.

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

Her family says, “We are so blessed that there are people like you who are concerned for our welfare…Mary Rose is now more active and energetic. Thank you so much!”

She grew to reach a normal height and weight. She also has an increased appetite and more energy. Her family says, "We are so blessed tha...

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October 19, 2016

Meet Mary Rose, a four-year-old girl from the Philippines with ten siblings. Mary Rose and her family live in a small bamboo hut. They have no access to electricity, and they get their water from a well. Her father, Teofilo, is a fisherman. Mary Rose loves to play, jump, and run with the other children in her neighborhood.

Mary Rose has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. She began $184 malnutrition treatment on October 20. She 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.

Mary Rose’s parents are hoping that she will grow up healthy and successfully finish her studies in the future.

Meet Mary Rose, a four-year-old girl from the Philippines with ten siblings. Mary Rose and her family live in a small bamboo hut. They have ...

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Mary Rose's Timeline

  • October 19, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mary Rose was submitted by Rachiel Alvarez, Bohol Health Focus at International Care Ministries.

  • October 20, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mary Rose 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

    Mary Rose's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 4, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mary Rose's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mary Rose's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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

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