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

Tiffany
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Tiffany's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2016.

Photo of Tiffany post-operation

February 10, 2017

Tiffany received successful malnutrition treatment.

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

Her family says, “Thank you so much for your help and donations.”

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

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October 14, 2016

Tiffany is a three-year-old girl living in the Philippines with her parents and three siblings. Her family lives in a small house made of palm leaves in a coastal region of the country. Tiffany’s father is a farmer. Tiffany loves playing with her doll.

Tiffany is underweight for her age, and she has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition by our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM). One out of five children under five in ICM communities is either severely or moderately acutely 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.

The total cost of the support and resources Tiffany needs is $184, and her family needs help. Following her treatment, Tiffany’s nutrition will improve, and her risk of complications and fatality will significantly decrease.Tiffany’s family hopes that she will become strong and healthy, and they pray that she will finish her schooling someday.

Tiffany is a three-year-old girl living in the Philippines with her parents and three siblings. Her family lives in a small house made of pa...

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Tiffany's Timeline

  • October 14, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tiffany was submitted by Johnna Logronio, Bacolod TPC at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • October 19, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tiffany received treatment at Home-based malnutrition intervention program. 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 14, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tiffany's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tiffany's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Tiffany's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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

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