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

Shiela
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Shiela's treatment was fully funded on July 27, 2017.

Photo of Shiela post-operation

June 14, 2017

Shiela 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 extend my heartfelt gratitude to ICM and to the donors. I am hopeful for my daughter’s future.”

She grew to reach a normal height and weight. She also has an increased appetite and more energy. Her mother says, "I extend my heartfelt...

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February 16, 2017

Shiela is an 18-month-old baby from the Philippines. She lives in a small house made of metal sheets and bamboo. Her father works as a carpenter to support the family. Shiela’s parents say that their daughter loves sucking on her thumb.

Shiela has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens her growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, she will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 22.

Shiela 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.

Shiela’s mother is excited for her daughter’s future. She says, “I hope that my child will soon learn to walk and grow strong and healthy. I hope she becomes a nurse one day.”

Shiela is an 18-month-old baby from the Philippines. She lives in a small house made of metal sheets and bamboo. Her father works as a carpe...

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Shiela's Timeline

  • February 16, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Shiela was submitted by Rosejane Gacang, Bacolod Health Leader at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • February 22, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Shiela received treatment at Home-based malnutrition intervention program.

  • February 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Shiela's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 14, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Shiela's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 27, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Shiela's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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

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