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Andrew Reid

Andrew's Story

Andrew joined Watsi on November 25th, 2014. 173 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Andrew's most recent donation supported Constance, a nursery school teacher from Uganda, to fund a thyroidectomy.

Impact

Andrew has funded healthcare for 4 patients in 3 countries.

All patients funded by Andrew

Junior

Meet Junior! He's almost two years old and lives with his family in Guatemala. Junior loves to play with his toy ball and car with his uncle Edgar. Our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq (WK), tells us that due to acute malnutrition, "Junior is far below the average weight and the average height for his age and he frequently suffers at times from diarrhea and fever." Junior is malnourished, and isn't receiving the nutrients and calories he needs to grow. WK adds that "his mother is feeding his a mostly liquid based diet and is unsure how to help him increase his weight." His favorite foods are bananas, carrots, and other veggies, but his malnutrition has even suppressed his appetite. His mother works hard to support her family, but is unsure how to effectively treat her son's condition. Without intervention, WK adds, "his immune system will continue to weaken, his height and weight will continue to fall away from the curve, his physical and mental development will be permanently stunted, and he will be at risk for the long term affects of malnutrition." For $535, Junior will receive treatment that includes growth monitoring, micronutrient and food supplementation, and medication to treat his immediate and long term symptoms. This will all help increase his caloric intake, appetite, and ability to fight off infections. Junior's mother will also enroll in a nutritional education program to build her confidence and ability in caring for her son. This multi-faceted treatment is expected to allow Junior to return to full health, and grow up without long-term consequences of malnutrition.

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