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Success! Edson from Guatemala raised $1,107 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Edson
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  • $1,107 raised, $0 to go
$1,107
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$0
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Fully funded
Edson's treatment was fully funded on April 12, 2017.

Photo of Edson post-operation

August 14, 2017

Edson underwent malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for lactation failure, Edson has been gaining weight and growing taller. Edson’s mother says now that her son is healthier, he eats more and plays with his twin brother. Edson is walking by himself now and can say a few words. With continued treatment, we are confident that Edson will continue to grow and develop healthily.

Edson’s mother says, “I am very happy that my sons are growing well. I am grateful to God and you all for the great help you have brought us.”

You may have noticed that this update was published a long time after this patient’s treatment date. We recently fixed a bug in our system that was causing a backup of some old updates, and we apologize for the delay!

Since beginning treatment for lactation failure, Edson has been gaining weight and growing taller. Edson’s mother says now that her son is h...

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January 15, 2017

Edson is a six-month-old baby who lives in Guatemala. His best friend is his twin brother. For the first two months of their lives, their mother was able to breastfeed them. However, when she was diagnosed with a virus, she could no longer safely breastfeed her sons.

Edson’s mother bought the twins an initial supply of formula, but it is too expensive for her to continue buying it. Edson’s limited diet has led to malnutrition. To stabilize his condition, Edson was given a preliminary supply of formula at our medical partner’s care center, Clinic Miller. Now, the clinic’s nutritionist is creating a formal nutritional treatment plan for Edson.

Edson will begin malnutrition treatment on January 17. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $1,107 in funds to provide Edson with nutritious formula. The funds will also cover the cost of health education for Edson’s mother. One-on-one motivational education will teach her how to identify signs of malnutrition and how to create a nutritious, inexpensive diet for Edson.

“I hope my son recuperates and attains a normal height and weight,” says Edson’s mother. With the formula, Edson’s immune system will strengthen, and he will grow to be a healthy, energetic baby!

Edson is a six-month-old baby who lives in Guatemala. His best friend is his twin brother. For the first two months of their lives, their mo...

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Edson's Timeline

  • January 15, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 18, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Edson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 24, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Edson received treatment at Clinic Miller 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.

  • April 12, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Edson's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 14, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Edson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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

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