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

John
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
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$0
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Fully funded
John's treatment was fully funded on November 13, 2016.

Photo of John post-operation

February 9, 2017

John received successful malnutrition treatment.

He has recovered and reached a normal height and weight. He has an increased appetite and is more active.

His grandmother says, “I am happy and glad because my grandson gained weight. He is now more active and has a good appetite. He plays a lot and loves to run around.”

He has recovered and reached a normal height and weight. He has an increased appetite and is more active. His grandmother says, "I am hap...

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October 14, 2016

Two-year-old John is a young boy who lives with his parents in the Philippines. He loves to play with toy cars and to sing and dance. John’s father is a lineman, but he does not make enough money to support the family. As a result, John suffers from moderately acute malnutrition.

John and his family live in a small house made from old GI sheets. Their home is in a remote mountain community with no access to water. In such communities in the Philippines, lack of clean water and unsanitary environments add to the risk of potentially fatal childhood diseases.

Malnutrition threatens John’s growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he began $184 malnutrition treatment on October 18, 2016. John is a participant in a home-based feeding program provided by Watsi’s medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM).

As a participant in this program, John will receive nutrient-enriched food packs to help him regain a normal weight for his age. The nourishment will also ensure that he achieves optimum physical and mental development.

Staff and community volunteers at ICM will make weekly check-up visits to monitor John’s progress. In addition, they will educate his parents on a number of topics––including proper nutrition, sanitation, and hygiene––to sustain John’s long-term health.

“I hope that John recovers from malnutrition,” says his mother.

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Two-year-old John is a young boy who lives with his parents in the Philippines. He loves to play with toy cars and to sing and dance. John's...

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John's Timeline

  • October 14, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    John was submitted by Marnette Torredes, Bohol Health Focus at International Care Ministries.

  • October 18, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    John 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 7, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 13, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    John's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 9, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    John's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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

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Pai

Pai is a 63-year-old woman who lives alone in a refugee camp in the border region of Thailand and Burma. She receives 350 baht (approx. $12 USD) each month on a cash card from The Border Consortium, to purchase food in the refugee camp. This support is just enough to cover her daily needs, since she sometimes shares meals with her sister. In June 2019, Pai first notice that the vision in both of her eyes was blurry. By late 2021, she could no longer see with her left eye. She then went to the hospital in the refugee camp, run by the International Rescue Committee (IRC). A medic checked her eyes, gave her some eyedrops, and told her that they would refer her to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further follow up. IRC staff brought Pai to the hospital in January where the doctor completed a vision test and also checked her eyes with specialized equipment. The doctor diagnosed her with cataracts and shared that she would need surgery to be able to see clearly again. Currently, Pai can only see objects near to her with her right eye and even then, she cannot see objects clearly. She can only perceive light with her left eye. When she walks, she has to do so slowly to avoid stubbing her toes on stones and other objects. At night, she now needs someone to assist her to get around at all. She also has difficulty cleaning her house and doing other household chores like washing her clothes or cooking. She shared that when she tries to cook on her own, she will sometimes mixed up the ingredients now. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Pai. On February 22nd, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Pai's natural lens and replace this with an intraocular lens implant. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. Pai said, “I do not want to depend on my sister as she has to look after her family too. However, now I have to depend on her for many things and I feel sad about this.” Pai is thankful to the donors who can help pay for her treatment cost. She is very happy that there will be a donor for her. She said, “I hope that I can see again, and I really want to see the donors and everyone at BCMF’s organisation who was willing to help me. Thank you so much for your kind support.”

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$1,187raised
$313to go

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