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Success! AJ Michael from the Philippines raised $268 to treat his malnutrition.

AJ Michael
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  • $268 raised, $0 to go
$268
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
AJ Michael's treatment was fully funded on November 9, 2016.

Photo of AJ Michael post-operation

March 1, 2017

AJ Michael received successful malnutrition treatment.

AJ Michael has been growing bigger and taller since he started his malnutrition treatment! He has become more active, and his appetite has also increased.

“We really appreciate your efforts and dedication,” says his family. “He was able to recover from malnutrition and has become more active and healthy. Thank you!”

AJ Michael has been growing bigger and taller since he started his malnutrition treatment! He has become more active, and his appetite has a...

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October 11, 2016

AJ Michael is an eight-month-old baby boy from the Philippines, and his parent’s first child. His father works as a farmer, while his mother stays home and takes care of him. They live in a house made of wood and have electricity and water access.

AJ Michael is suffering from malnutrition. He needs treatment to regain his health and strength, as well as prevent future complications.

Watsi medical partner International Care Ministries’ (ICM) Home-Based Feeding program will provide AJ Michael with nutrient enriched food packs to ensure he gets additional food to regain normal weight, and achieve optimum physical and mental development. Staff and community volunteers will make weekly visits to monitor AJ Michael’s progress. To help sustain his health, ICM’s professional staff will educate his parents about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene and organic vegetable gardening.

$268 will cover the costs of the care AJ Michael needs. Let’s help raise the funds!

AJ Michael is an eight-month-old baby boy from the Philippines, and his parent's first child. His father works as a farmer, while his mother...

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AJ Michael's Timeline

  • October 11, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    AJ Michael was submitted by Ray John Santiago, Iloilo TPC at International Care Ministries.

  • October 13, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    AJ Michael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 18, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    AJ Michael 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 9, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    AJ Michael's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 1, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    AJ Michael's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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

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