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

Mary Jane
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  • $173 raised, $0 to go
$173
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mary Jane's treatment was fully funded on September 14, 2017.

Photo of Mary Jane post-operation

October 13, 2017

Mary Jane underwent malnutrition treatment.

She grew to reach a normal height and weight. She also has an increased appetite and more energy.

Her mother says, “I’m so thankful that I joined ICM’s transform program. My child had an opportunity to be enrolled in HBF program and from then on, her health has improved.”

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

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July 2, 2017

Mary Jane is an eight-year-old girl who loves to play with the children in her neighborhood. She lives with her parents, and her father works as a farmer.

Mary Jane 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 $173 malnutrition treatment on July 7.

Mary Jane 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.

Mary Jane’s mother has high hopes for her daughter’s future. She says, “I hope my daughter will recover from malnutrition and finish studies so that she can be a great help to her family in the future.”

Mary Jane is an eight-year-old girl who loves to play with the children in her neighborhood. She lives with her parents, and her father work...

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Mary Jane's Timeline

  • July 2, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mary Jane was submitted by Fe Gaspar, Koronadal TPC at International Care Ministries.

  • July 7, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mary Jane 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.

  • August 15, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mary Jane's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 14, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mary Jane's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 13, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mary Jane's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

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Funded by 4 donors

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Profile 48x48 john 16 min
Treatment
Moderately Acute Malnutrition
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $173 for Mary Jane's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$28
Supplies
$0
Travel
$38
Other
$107

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