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

Nathaniel
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nathaniel's treatment was fully funded on August 4, 2017.

Photo of Nathaniel post-operation

June 13, 2017

Nathaniel received successful malnutrition treatment.

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

“Thank you ICM and the donors for helping my child recover from malnutrition. May God bless you always,” says his mother.

He grew to reach a normal height and weight. He also has an increased appetite and more energy. "Thank you ICM and the donors for helping...

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February 16, 2017

Meet Nathaniel, a young boy from the province of South Cotabato in the Philippines. Like most young boys, Nathaniel loves to play with other children in his neighborhood.

Nathaniel has been diagnosed with malnutrition. This means that his body does not have enough energy and nutrients for growth and maintenance.

However, the good news is that malnutrition is very treatable. Nathaniel will begin a treatment program on February 20. He will be given nutrient-rich food packs, and his weight gain and growth will be monitored every week.

Our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM), will also assist his parents in preparing nutritious meals for their son. $184 will help Nathaniel recover from malnutrition.

Nathaniel’s family says that they hope he recovers and that “he grows up strong and healthy.”

Meet Nathaniel, a young boy from the province of South Cotabato in the Philippines. Like most young boys, Nathaniel loves to play with other...

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Nathaniel's Timeline

  • February 16, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nathaniel was submitted by Lorrie Jane Gohetia, Koronadal TPC at International Care Ministries.

  • February 20, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nathaniel 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.

  • February 22, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nathaniel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 13, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nathaniel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 4, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nathaniel's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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

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