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

Cedrick
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  • $268 raised, $0 to go
$268
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Cedrick's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2016.

Photo of Cedrick post-operation

February 10, 2017

Cedrick 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, “He is more energetic and strong and sleeps well. He also has a better appetite than before. The feeding program improved his health and wellbeing.”

He grew to reach a normal height and weight. He also has an increased appetite and more energy. His family says, "He is more energetic an...

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October 14, 2016

Cedrick is a four-year-old boy living in the Philippines with his parents and four siblings. Cedrick loves to sing and dance with other children from his school, and his favorite sport is basketball. Cedrick’s father is a rickshaw driver. His family lives in a small a house made of bamboo, and they share a water well with their neighbors.

Cedrick has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition by our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM). 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.

Fortunately, Cedrick began $268 malnutrition treatment on October 19, 2016.

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. Now, Cedrick’s family needs help to fund this treatment.

“I hope that Cedrick will recover from malnutrition, and that he’ll become energetic,” shares Cedrick’s mother. “I also pray that my son will grow up healthy and strong.”

Cedrick is a four-year-old boy living in the Philippines with his parents and four siblings. Cedrick loves to sing and dance with other chil...

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Cedrick's Timeline

  • October 14, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Cedrick was submitted by Dolores Gagatam, Bacolod TPC at International Care Ministries.

  • October 19, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Cedrick 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

    Cedrick's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cedrick's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Cedrick's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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

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