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

Andy
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Andy's treatment was fully funded on December 4, 2016.

Photo of Andy post-operation

February 9, 2017

Andy received successful malnutrition treatment.

He has recovered and reached a normal height and weight. He has an increased appetite and is more active.

“Thank you for your help,” says his mother. “My child now is getting bigger, and he has a better appetite now. He is also more playful and active.”

He has recovered and reached a normal height and weight. He has an increased appetite and is more active. "Thank you for your help," says...

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October 16, 2016

Meet Andy, a two-year-old boy who loves to play ball with his neighbor. Andy and his parents live in a small house without access to electricity or water.

Andy has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. He began $184 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.

“I hope Andy can recover from being underweight and become strong and healthy,” Andy’s mother shares. “I hope that he can go to school and finish college, so that he can have a good job someday.”

Meet Andy, a two-year-old boy who loves to play ball with his neighbor. Andy and his parents live in a small house without access to electri...

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Andy's Timeline

  • October 16, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Andy was submitted by Lucilyn Delambaca, Bohol Health Focus at International Care Ministries.

  • October 19, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Andy 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 29, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Andy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 4, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Andy's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 9, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Andy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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

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Hla

Hla is a 40-year-old woman living with her husband and adopted daughter in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border. Hla and her family fled their village in Burma, due to fighting in the area. In January, Hla learned that she was pregnant for the first time after ten years of marriage. Then in March, Hla had to flee with her husband and daughter due to the fighting near her village. They moved in with her uncle, who lives in a refugee camp. Once there, she sought prenatal care at a clinic in the camp, where she was told that she had a breech baby, which would require a Caesarean section in order for her baby to be delivered safely. The C-section is scheduled for May 11th at nearby Mae Sot Hospital (MSH). When Hla told a friend that she does not have the money to pay for her hospital stay, her friend referred her to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), for help with paying for her care. Currently, Hla is eight months pregnant and is worried about her condition and the health of her baby. Burma Children Medical Fund is seeking $1,500 to cover the costs of Hla's treatment, and for the safe delivery of her baby. Hla said, "I was very worried when I heard that I will need an expensive C-section. I could not think of anyone to help pay for my surgery, and I felt stressed about giving birth through a C-section. After I heard from BCMF staff that donors could help pay for my surgery, I started to feel so much more relaxed and less worried. I still worry about my baby being born healthy."

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