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Ruth from the Philippines raised $268 to fund malnutrition treatment.

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

Photo of Ruth post-operation

February 10, 2017

Ruth received successful malnutrition treatment.

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

Her mother says, ““Thank you so much to ICM for your help. The feeding made Ruth more active and gain weight, even though she was not yet able to reach the ideal weight. As a mother, I will closely monitor and feed her. Thank you so much!”

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

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October 13, 2016

Ruth is a one-year-old girl from the Philippines who has severe malnutrition. She lives with her family in a bamboo house. Her father, Rodrigo, is a fisherman. Ruth loves to crawl and to play with her siblings.

One out of five children under five in communities served by our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM), is either severely or moderately acutely malnourished. Worldwide, poor nutrition is associated with nearly half of all deaths in young children.

Malnutrition weakens the immune system, making children especially susceptible to illnesses caused by unclean drinking water. Mental and physical growth can also be delayed.

Fortunately, on October 19, Ruth began a $268 home-based feeding program. This will provide her with enriched food packs to make sure she gets the nutrients she needs. Her parents will also receive education on nutrition, sanitation, and vegetable gardening.

“I pray that my daughter Ruth will…recover from her condition as a malnourished child and that she will become a strong person and finish her studies someday,” Ruth’s father says.

Ruth is a one-year-old girl from the Philippines who has severe malnutrition. She lives with her family in a bamboo house. Her father, Rodri...

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Ruth's Timeline

  • October 13, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ruth was submitted by Lucilyn Delambaca, Bohol Health Focus at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • October 19, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ruth 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 15, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ruth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 01, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ruth's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Ruth. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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

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Paw is a 62-year-old widow from Thailand. She lives with her older brother in Thaw Lae Hta Village, Mae Sariang Town, Mae Hong Son Province. Paw has works as a homemaker taking care of her brother who cannot work due to congenital mental and physical disabilities. Paw has a younger sister in the same town who supports her financially and is her main source of income. Since 2014, Paw has been experiencing some abnormal pain in her right lower abdomen. She has been diagnosed with a myoma. She has been advised to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Paw's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Paw is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on November 19th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, Paw will no longer abdominal pain and she will be able to take care of her brother. Paw said, "Since 2019, I have been experiencing increased levels of pain in my right lower abdomen, increased back pain, and difficulty sleeping. Riding a motorbike aggravates the pain even more. I also experience dysuria and sometimes it takes me longer to use the bathroom. My appetite is good, but I cannot eat as much as I want because I experiences abdominal tightness, difficulty breathing, and fullness in my stomach when I eat too much."

70% funded

70%funded
$1,064raised
$436to go

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