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

Keith Miles
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  • $268 raised, $0 to go
$268
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Keith Miles's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2016.

Photo of Keith Miles post-operation

February 15, 2017

Keith Miles 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, “She is playful and active..Thank you so much for your help!”

She grew to reach a normal height and weight. She also has an increased appetite and more energy. Her family says, "She is playful and ac...

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October 13, 2016

Keith Miles is a three-year-old girl who lives with her parents and siblings in a wooden house the Philippines Her father works as a laborer, but he has difficulty providing for the family. As a result, Keith Miles has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition.

Keith Miles began $268 malnutrition treatment on October 19. She is being 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 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.

Keith Miles’s parents share, “We look forward to seeing Keith recover and grow up healthily so that she can finish her studies.”

Keith Miles is a three-year-old girl who lives with her parents and siblings in a wooden house the Philippines Her father works as a labore...

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Keith Miles's Timeline

  • October 13, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Keith Miles was submitted by Eleonor Dalman, Dipolog TPC at International Care Ministries.

  • October 19, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Keith Miles 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 14, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Keith Miles's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 1, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Keith Miles's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 15, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Keith Miles's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

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Funded by 6 donors

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

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Perlisa

Perlisa is a 34-year-old, full-time mother of two sons and one daughter, living in the Philippines. Her partner is a construction worker, with only limited earnings to support the family. In 2020, Perlisa began to experience a broad constellation of symptoms, ranging from weight loss and extreme fatigue, to chest pain and shortness of breath, a bloated stomach and back pain. After undergoing an ultrasound, it was determined that Perlisa had a gallstone which needed to be surgically removed. Because of a lack of funds, Perlisa delayed her surgery, missed appointments with her doctors, and relied on medications to ease her symptoms. Ultimately, Perlisa found her way to our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines, and they will be able help Perlisa access the care that she needs. On September 10th, Perlisa will undergo surgery to have her gallbladder removed at Our Lady of Peace Hospital. Without this procedure, Perlisa's symptoms could worsen, and she would be at risk for more health complications in the future. While a portion of the cost of Perlisa's procedure is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, World Surgical Foundation Philippines is looking to raise the remaining $826 needed to cover the costs of Perlisa's surgery and care. "Ive been praying for so long to be treated for my illness. We're financially incapable to pay for my medical bills. This surgery is an answered prayer." Perlisa shared. "I'm eternally grateful to WATSI, World Surgical Foundation Philippines, and all the doctors who helped me. May the Lord continue to bless you so that you may be able to help more people," she added.

41% funded

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$346raised
$480to go

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