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Success! Sintia from Guatemala raised $492 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Sintia
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sintia's treatment was fully funded on June 21, 2017.

Photo of Sintia post-operation

August 14, 2017

Sintia underwent malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Sintia has been gaining weight and growing taller. Before entering into the program Sintia was often sick with fever and diarrhea. Now, however, she is healthier, more active, and growing and developing well. With continued treatment, we are confident that Sintia will continue to grow and thrive.

Sintia’s mother says, “Thank you for the help that my daughter is receiving. I feel happier and calmer because she is receiving necessary care. May God bless you for all that you do with her. I wish to see my daughter grow well, because I get sad when she gets sick and does not play or eat. When she grows up I want her to be a nurse so that she can help other people.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Sintia has been gaining weight and growing taller. Before entering into the program Sintia was o...

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June 6, 2017

Sintia is a spirited eleven-month-old baby girl from Guatemala. She loves to crawl around and play with her older sister and their toy doll. Sintia’s mother takes care of the household, and her father supports them by working as an agricultural day laborer.

Sintia was recently diagnosed with malnutrition, a condition that occurs from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients. In the short term, malnutrition means Sintia has little energy to grow, and that her immune system is weak, leaving her vulnerable to diseases that could further compromise her growth. If left untreated, she may also face the long-term consequences of malnutrition, such as increased risk of chronic illness and a lowered IQ.

Concerned for her well-being, her mother took Sintia to our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, for treatment. Beginning June 12, Sintia will receive micronutrients and food supplementation, as well as regular growth monitoring. Community health workers will also teach her mother how to create a nutrient rich diet using limited resources. The $492 requested will cover all expenses of her continued treatment, allowing her to gain weight, strengthen her immune system, and catch up with other children her age.

“I want to thank all of you for the support that my daughter will receive,” says Sintia’s mother. “May God bless you all.”

Sintia is a spirited eleven-month-old baby girl from Guatemala. She loves to crawl around and play with her older sister and their toy doll....

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Sintia's Timeline

  • June 6, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sintia was submitted by Hannah Shryer, Complex Care Coordinator/Research Intern at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • June 12, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sintia received treatment at Clinic Miller.

  • June 14, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sintia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 21, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sintia's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 14, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sintia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Severe Stunting
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $492 for Sintia's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$94
Medication
$77
Supplies
$55
Travel
$87
Other
$179

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