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

Angelou
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Angelou's treatment was fully funded on May 30, 2017.

Photo of Angelou post-operation

June 13, 2017

Angelou received successful malnutrition treatment.

Though he has been growing well, he has not yet reached normal height and weight. It is recommended that he continue to undergo treatment.

His mother says, “I want to extend my heartfelt thank you to ICM and all the donors. Without you, Angelou won’t be able to recover from malnutrition.”

Though he has been growing well, he has not yet reached normal height and weight. It is recommended that he continue to undergo treatment. ...

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February 21, 2017

Angelou is a four-year-old boy living in the Philippines. He is a shy boy who always wants to be with his mother. He lives in a house made of bamboo and nipa. His father is a farmer, and his mother is a daily laborer.

Angelou has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens his growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 23.

Angelou 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.

Angelou’s mother says, “I want him to finish his studies someday. I hope he’ll be healthier.”

Angelou is a four-year-old boy living in the Philippines. He is a shy boy who always wants to be with his mother. He lives in a house made o...

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Angelou's Timeline

  • February 21, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Angelou was submitted by Gerard Latosa, Roxas TPC / Health Asst. at International Care Ministries.

  • February 23, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Angelou 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.

  • February 24, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Angelou's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 30, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Angelou's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 13, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Angelou's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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

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