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Success! Princess Angel from the Philippines raised $268 for malnutrition treatment.

Princess Angel
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  • $268 raised, $0 to go
$268
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Princess Angel's treatment was fully funded on November 8, 2016.

Photo of Princess Angel post-operation

February 10, 2017

Princess Angel 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 now more active and energetic, which makes us happy. 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 now more activ...

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October 12, 2016

Princess Angel, a five-year-old girl, lives with her parents in a small house made with wood in the Philippines. Her father is a laborer therefore income is very unstable. Because her mother is part of ICM’s Transform program, Princess Angel was found to be severely malnourished at one of the health screening sessions. She is now part of the Home-Based Feeding program, on her road to recovery.

One out of five children under 5 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 the additional food to regain normal weight, and achieve optimum physical and mental development. After identifying a child being 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.

“I hope that she will recover from malnutrition,” said Princess Angel’s mother.

Princess Angel, a five-year-old girl, lives with her parents in a small house made with wood in the Philippines. Her father is a laborer the...

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Princess Angel's Timeline

  • October 12, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Princess Angel was submitted by Archerene Elam, Dipolog TPC at International Care Ministries.

  • October 14, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Princess Angel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 19, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Princess Angel 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 8, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Princess Angel's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Princess Angel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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

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Nyo

Nyo is a 58-year-old woman. She and her husband are agricultural day laborers, but Nyo had to stop working two years ago due to poor vision. Since COVID-19 led to lockdowns in April 2020, her husband only receives work from his employer when there is a worker shortage so their income has been very limited. Nyo shared that she likes to meditate with prayer beads and listen to the news about her homeland Myanmar and music on the radio. Nyo is experiencing a cataract in her right eye. She can only see shadows, and the vision in her right eye is worsening. As a result, she cannot do household chores, and her husband has to help her to eat and guide her to the bathroom. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), is helping Nyo receive treatment. On January 4th, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Nyo’s natural lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to fund Nyo’s procedure. Nyo shared, “If I can’t work or I can’t see, I will have to beg to eat because my husband cannot work. My husband and I were so happy to learn that an organization will help pay for the cost of my treatment. We are thankful to the donors and BCMF.” Nyo added, “When I have money, I want to open a small dry foods shop in my house. This way, when my husband and I are no longer able to continue to work as day laborers because of our age, we can chose a way to earn extra money while staying at home.”

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$1,212raised
$288to go

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