Success! Alvin from the Philippines raised $173 to fund malnutrition treatment.

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Fully funded
Alvin's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2017.
  • Alvin's story
  • Alvin's update
July 2, 2017

Photo of Alvin post-operation

October 13, 2017

Alvin underwent malnutrition treatment.

He grew to reach a normal height and weight. He also has an increased appetite and more energy. His mother says, "Thank you ICM for feedi...

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Alvin's Timeline

  • July 2, 2017

    Alvin was submitted by Lorrie Jane Gohetia, Koronadal TPC at International Care Ministries.

  • July 7, 2017

    Alvin 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.

  • July 27, 2017

    Alvin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 13, 2017

    Alvin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 21, 2017

    Alvin's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Theare is a 15-year-old student from Cambodia. He has two older brothers and they live with their grandmother and cousins in Battambang province. His parents are divorced and his mother works in a clothing factory in another province to support her children. In school, he is in grade five and enjoys classes about Khmer history. He would like to be a teacher when he is older. At home, he enjoys soccer, but cannot play due to his condition. Two years ago, he was riding with his brother on a motorbike and fell, suffering a severe injury to his left tibia or shin. His leg became red, swollen, and painful. His grandmother took him to a local hospital, where he had several different surgeries. Unfortunately, none of the surgeries repaired his leg and has since been diagnosed with a delayed union fracture or a fracture that will not heal without intervention. The local surgeons told his grandmother they could not do any more surgery to fix his leg as Theare needed a more complicated procedure that would entail internal fixation and bone grafting. His current condition hinders his mobility, forcing him to rely on crutches and endure constant pain, impeding his ability to keep up with school and indulge in his love for soccer. When Theare learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for six hours seeking treatment. On March 12th, surgeons at CSC will perform a joint arthrodesis procedure to fuse his left tibia and to correct the non-union. This will help him walk unaided and help relieve the pain. Now, Theare needs help to fund this $600 procedure. Theare said, "I hope to walk with no pain and continue my schooling."

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