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

Angel
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  • $268 raised, $0 to go
$268
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Angel's treatment was fully funded on August 6, 2017.

Photo of Angel post-operation

June 14, 2017

Angel received successful malnutrition treatment.

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

Her mother says, “I am happy because my child increased her weight so much and reached the normal status. She is now more joyful than ever.”

She grew to reach a normal height and weight. She also has an increased appetite and more energy. Her mother says, "I am happy because my...

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February 16, 2017

Angel is a 22-month-old girl who lives with her grandparents in a small bamboo house. They source water from a deep well and share electricity with a neighbor. Her mother is a single mother who is a farm laborer. Angel loves to play house.

Angel has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens her growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, she will begin $268 malnutrition treatment on February 23.

Angel will be 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 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.

Her mother hopes that Angel will gain weight and become healthy. She also hopes that Angel becomes a successful teacher someday.

Angel is a 22-month-old girl who lives with her grandparents in a small bamboo house. They source water from a deep well and share electrici...

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Angel's Timeline

  • February 16, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Angel was submitted by Dolores Gagatam, Bacolod TPC at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • February 23, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Angel 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.

  • February 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Angel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 14, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Angel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 06, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Angel's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

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

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