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Liz McNeill

MONTHLY DONORI can because others cant

Australia

Liz's Story

Liz joined Watsi on March 12th, 2013. Three years ago, Liz became the 538th member to automatically support a new Watsi patient every month. Since then, 2,680 more people have become monthly donors! Liz's most recent donation traveled 9,500 miles to support Cesar, an agricultural laborer from Guatemala, to fund a prosthetic leg.

Impact

Liz has funded healthcare for 38 patients in 11 countries.

All patients funded by Liz

Eber

19-month-old Eber is a shy boy who lives with his family in Guatemala’s rural highlands. Eber likes playing with his plastic ball and his toy car, and he often pretends that the car is taking him on long trips. Despite his love of lighthearted games, Eber is battling a serious medical condition: malnutrition. In the short term, malnutrition means that Eber’s immune system is weak and that he is underweight and small for his age—conditions that could result in permanent stunting if he does not regain his health soon. Other long-term consequences of his nutritional deficiency could include a lower IQ and a higher likelihood of dropping out of school. Although Eber’s parents want badly to help their son recover from malnutrition, they do not have the resources to pay for the medical intervention he needs. Eber’s father works every day in the countryside planting corn, while the boy’s mother takes care of the household and weaves traditional Mayan textiles. Fortunately, we can give this family a hand. For $492, Eber will receive both short- and long-term help beginning on April 17. Food supplementation and micronutrients will make sure the boy returns quickly to a standard weight. One-on-one nutrition lessons between Eber's mother and a community health worker will make sure Eber remains healthy. “I am glad to be a part of this program so that my son has the opportunity to get better,” Eber’s mother shares. “I hope that over time he will develop into a healthy boy.”

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