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Success! Luis from Guatemala raised $552 to fund glasses.

Luis
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  • $552 raised, $0 to go
$552
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Luis's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2017.

Photo of Luis post-operation

September 19, 2017

Luis received glasses.

With the aid of Watsi funding, Luis has received glasses to correct his vision. He no longer experiences problems with his eyesight, and does not struggle with blurry vision or seeing faraway objects. We are confident that Luis will continue using his glasses, and that they will help him in every aspect of his life.

Luis says, “I thank you for this support that you have given me. My work was very difficult without glasses, but now they help me greatly. Thank you so much, may God bless you always for thinking of me. I am very grateful.”

With the aid of Watsi funding, Luis has received glasses to correct his vision. He no longer experiences problems with his eyesight, and doe...

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June 9, 2017

Luis is a 47-year-old Guatemalan who lives with his family in the country’s rural highlands. He and his wife have six children together, four of whom are married and have families, while his youngest two boys still live at home. Due to a work-related injury long ago, Luis has struggled to maintain steady work. His wife prepares and sells food in their local town’s weekly market.

Eight years ago, he began having vision problems, and has suffered from irritation, watery eyes, and itching. Unfortunately he had not been able to afford to visit a doctor to have his eyes checked until about a month ago. Luis was then able to attend a free clinic, where he was diagnosed with myopia, or nearsightedness. In order to fix his blurry vision and inability to see faraway objects, Luis needs glasses fit with prescription lens.

He will visit a care center of our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, to receive his glasses. Our medical partner is seeking $552 to cover Luis’s visit as well as his actual glasses. With Watsi’s support, Luis will be able to live and work more easily, so that he can work to support his family.

Luis says, “I am very grateful to the institution and the donors for helping so many people in need. I will always have you in my prayers, for I am so thankful for the work that you do here in our country of Guatemala.”

Luis is a 47-year-old Guatemalan who lives with his family in the country's rural highlands. He and his wife have six children together, fou...

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Luis's Timeline

  • June 9, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 12, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Luis received treatment at Intituto Panamericano.

  • July 19, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Luis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 19, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Luis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 29, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Luis's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Strabismus Correction - Non-Surgical
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $552 for Luis's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$54
Medication
$115
Supplies
$131
Travel
$67
Labs
$91
Other
$94

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