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Success! Cherylle from the Philippines raised $268 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Cherylle
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  • $268 raised, $0 to go
$268
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Cherylle's treatment was fully funded on May 17, 2017.

Photo of Cherylle post-operation

June 7, 2017

Cherylle 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 am thankful that my daughter gained weight because she is now more active.”

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

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February 18, 2017

Cherylle is a one-year-old little girl from Philippines, where she lives with her family in a small house made of bamboo. Her parents are charcoal miners. She loves to play with her friends in her play house.

Cherylle has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens her growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, she will begin $268 malnutrition treatment on February 21.

Cherylle 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.

Her mother says, “I hope someday my child’s health becomes good and she can finish her studies.”

Cherylle is a one-year-old little girl from Philippines, where she lives with her family in a small house made of bamboo. Her parents are ch...

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Cherylle's Timeline

  • February 18, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 21, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Cherylle 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.

  • February 22, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Cherylle's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 17, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cherylle's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 7, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Cherylle's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $268 for Cherylle's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$13
Medication
$87
Supplies
$0
Travel
$54
Other
$114

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U Saw is a 48-year-old man who recently had to leave his home in Burma due to conflict in the area and is resettling in Thailand. U Saw used to work as a hairdresser, but it has been challenging to find work since arriving in Thailand. Fortunately, he is living with a few friends who have been able to share money and meals. U Saw shared that in this free time he enjoys playing the piano and listening to audio versions of the Bible. After U Saw arrived in Thailand in early April, the vision in his left eye began to blur. After visiting a local clinic, he was referred to the hospital for a vision and blood test. The doctors prescribed him some medication and recommended he undergo a CT scan to confirm his diagnosis. Currently, U Saw can only make out shapes and shadows with his right eye. While the vision in his left eye is slightly better, his vision in that eye is also becoming blurred. As a result, he has difficulty walking, reading, making out peoples’ faces, and experiences bad headaches. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), can help U Saw receive treatment. On April 28th, he will undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. BCMF is requesting $414 to cover the cost of U Saw’s CT scan and care. U Saw shared, “I feel upset. I have no income, and I can only eat with the support of my friends’ parents. If I cannot see, I will feel like my life is over. I feel sad when I think about not being able to go home and when I think about my life in the future. I want to be resettled in a third country.”

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