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

Lorraine
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lorraine's treatment was fully funded on August 6, 2017.

Photo of Lorraine post-operation

June 14, 2017

Lorraine 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, “Thank you so much ICM and donors because my child has regained a normal weight through the feeding program.”

She grew to reach a normal height and weight. She also has an increased appetite and more energy. Her mother says, "Thank you so much ICM...

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February 21, 2017

Meet Lorraine, a four-year-old girl from the Philippines who lives with her parents and loves to play with her friends. Their bamboo house does not have any electricity or running water supply.

Lorraine 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 23.

Lorraine 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.

“I want her to finish her studies and become a successful person someday,” shares Lorraine’s mother. “I look forward for positive results for her health with this ICM malnutrition program.”

Meet Lorraine, a four-year-old girl from the Philippines who lives with her parents and loves to play with her friends. Their bamboo house d...

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Lorraine's Timeline

  • February 21, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lorraine was submitted by Gerard Latosa, Roxas TPC / Health Asst. at International Care Ministries.

  • February 23, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lorraine 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.

  • March 1, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lorraine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 14, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lorraine's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 6, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lorraine's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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

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