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Success! Lilibet from Guatemala raised $1,107 to treat her malnutrition.

Lilibet
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  • $1,107 raised, $0 to go
$1,107
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Lilibet's treatment was fully funded on November 18, 2016.

Photo of Lilibet post-operation

March 7, 2017

Lilibet is undergoing treatment for malnutrition.

Lilibet is still small for her age, but she is growing well thanks to the formula provided with Watsi support. Lilibet is becoming a lively baby who likes to play with dolls. She now eats well, and because her immune system is stronger, doesn’t get sick so frequently.

Lilibet’s mother says, “Now I see the change in my daughter, and she is eating well.”

Lilibet is still small for her age, but she is growing well thanks to the formula provided with Watsi support. Lilibet is becoming a lively ...

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October 10, 2016

Lilibet is a one-month-old baby girl and her parents’ first child. She lives with her mother and father in rural Guatemala. Her mother is a homemaker, and her father works in construction. Her family earns less than three dollars per day, putting treatment for Lilibet out of her family’s economic reach.

Lilibet was born premature in September and spent the first fifteen days of her life stabilizing in the hospital. Lilibet’s mother’s milk has not come in, a common occurrence in premature births, leaving her unable to breastfeed Lilibet and provide her baby with the nutrition she needs. Lilibet’s mother has been feeding her sugar water and occasionally milk from a neighbor. As result of Lilibet’s limited diet, she is underweight and small at just over a month old. To stabilize her condition, Lilibet was given a preliminary supply of formula which will last until a nutritionist can create a personalized nutrition plan and begin formal treatment. Lactation failure can lead to starvation, cause dehydration, and provoke electrolyte imbalances that result in seizures. Brain development occurring during this delicate time is compromised and Lilibet is at risk of long-term damage.

By supplying Lilibet with formula and the mother with health education, Lilibet will receive the calories she needs to grow and thrive. One-on-one motivational education with Lilibet’s mother will prepare her for Lilibet to start eating solid food, as well as help her watch for further signs of malnutrition and other illness. Lilibet’s immune system will strengthen and she will grow up to be a healthy, energetic baby.

$1,107 will cover the costs of the care Lilibet needs. Let’s help raise the funds!

Lilibet is a one-month-old baby girl and her parents’ first child. She lives with her mother and father in rural Guatemala. Her mother is a ...

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Lilibet's Timeline

  • October 10, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lilibet was submitted by Cate Hendren, Complex Care Coordinator at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • October 13, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lilibet received treatment at Clinic Panajachel 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.

  • October 21, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lilibet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 18, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lilibet's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 7, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lilibet's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
Lactational Failure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,107 for Lilibet's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$835
Supplies
$0
Other
$272

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