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Success! Kris Robert from the Philippines raised $268 to fund malnutrition treatment.

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

Photo of Kris Robert post-operation

February 10, 2017

Kris Robert received successful malnutrition treatment.

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

His family says, “We are thankful for the program that helped our son in recovering from malnutrition. He was able to gain weight and has a good appetite. We are looking forward to seeing him grow…Thank you so much for your help!”

He grew to reach a normal height and weight. He also has an increased appetite and more energy. His family says, "We are thankful for the...

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October 12, 2016

Kris is a two-year-old boy who lives with his grandmother in a wooden house. His father is a tricycle driver, and he has difficulty providing enough for the family. As a result, Kris Robert is much lighter than other children his age. He has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition.

Kris began $268 malnutrition treatment on October 19. He 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.

Kris’s grandmother says, “I hope Kris will recover from malnutrition.”

Kris is a two-year-old boy who lives with his grandmother in a wooden house. His father is a tricycle driver, and he has difficulty providin...

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Kris Robert's Timeline

  • October 12, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kris Robert was submitted by Archerene Elam, Dipolog TPC at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • October 19, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kris Robert 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

    Kris Robert's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 01, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kris Robert's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kris Robert's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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

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