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Success! El-el from the Philippines raised $268 to fund malnutrition treatment.

El-el
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  • $268 raised, $0 to go
$268
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$0
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Fully funded
El-el's treatment was fully funded on November 26, 2016.

Photo of El-el post-operation

March 1, 2017

El-el received successful malnutrition treatment.

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

His family says, “We can see the progress. He is now more happy and in a good mood.”

El-el has been growing bigger and taller since he started his malnutrition treatment! He has become more active, and his appetite has also i...

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October 12, 2016

El-el is a three-year-old boy who lives with his parents in a small house made of scrap materials. His father does not have a stable job and cannot provide for his family’s basic needs. El-el, who cannot walk or swallow properly, is severely malnourished. He weighs much less than other children his age.

One out of five children under five years of age in communities served by our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM), 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 increase the risk of potentially fatal childhood diseases.

Fortunately, El-el began ICM’s malnutrition treatment program on October 17, 2016.

ICM’s Home-Based Feeding program provides nutrient-enriched food packs to ensure malnourished children get the additional food to gain weight and achieve optimal physical and mental development. After identifying a malnourished child, ICM staff and community volunteers make weekly visits to monitor the child’s progress. To help sustain the health of the child, professional staff members educate the mother, guardian, or other family members about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, and organic vegetable gardening.

$289 pays for El-el to participate in the Home-Based Feeding program and receive the nutritional supplementation that he needs to grow up healthy and strong.

“We really hope that El-el will be able to see the world someday, somehow,” his parents say.

El-el is a three-year-old boy who lives with his parents in a small house made of scrap materials. His father does not have a stable job and...

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El-el's Timeline

  • October 12, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    El-el was submitted by Grace Britanico, GenSan TPC at International Care Ministries.

  • October 17, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    El-el 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

    El-el's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 26, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    El-el's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 1, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    El-el's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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

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Da is a 67-year-old man who lives with his wife and son in a village on the border of Thailand. Da cannot work since his vision deteriorated three years ago. Da's wife is a homemaker, and his son works as a day laborer. In his free time, Da likes to listen to gospel songs. Starting three years ago, Da's right pupil gradually turned white. The vision in his right eye also blurred over time. Later on, the vision in his left eye also became blurred. When he went to Mae Sot Hospital, the doctor diagnosed him with cataracts in both his eyes and told him he would need surgery. However, when Da told the doctor the he had experienced seizures in the past, the doctor ordered a CT scan to check if the problem with his vision is being caused by a brain tumor. Currently, Da cannot see anything and can only perceive light. He needs someone to guide him to the toilet and help him take a shower because he cannot see. Doctors want Da to 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 hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Da's CT scan and care, scheduled for November 29th. Da says, "If my vision is restored, I will teach my son how to farm the land and grow crops. I will also volunteer at the Church as much as I can."

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