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Success! Maria from Guatemala raised $281 for a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

Maria
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  • $281 raised, $0 to go
$281
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Maria's treatment was fully funded on November 4, 2016.

Photo of Maria post-operation

January 13, 2017

Maria received prenatal care.

Maria is now 37 weeks pregnant. She has been attending appointments every two weeks to ensure that she does not develop any life-threatening complications. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK), is in touch with her and her midwife every day to monitor her blood pressure and other symptoms. Maria will travel to the hospital in an ambulance if she starts displaying worrisome symptoms. She and her husband are excited to meet the newest member of their family.

“My husband and I are so appreciative for the financial support and the care that we are getting,” says Maria. “It is so difficult to speak in Spanish because we don’t know it, but the WK staff have helped by going to the hospital with us and interpreting. It has made everything so much easier for us. We appreciate Watsi and WK for the help with the labs, medications, and the free medical care that we have gotten.”

Maria is now 37 weeks pregnant. She has been attending appointments every two weeks to ensure that she does not develop any life-threatening...

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September 6, 2016

35-year-old Maria has been a patient in a diabetes program for over two years now, and recently found out that she was pregnant. Since she is diabetic, blood sugar control as well as regular appointments with an obstetrician in a hospital are incredibly important to prevent life-threatening complications. She is now about 23 weeks pregnant, entering into the most risky period of her pregnancy.

Maria lives with her spouse, her son, and her mother-in-law in a small adobe house with a tin roof. She is from a rural village in the mountains of Guatemala. This means that she lives far away from a hospital, and speaks little Spanish, the only language spoken in hospitals. She weaves traditional Maya blouses. She also raises rabbits and chickens to be able to buy food when her husband is without work. Her husband works as a day laborer, making little money each day there is work. This means that the costs of transport to the hospital, medications, and labs are far out of reach for their family.

$281 will provide transport for Maria from her house to the hospital, translation and advocacy services for her while she’s in the hospital, and the labs and medications she needs to prevent life-threatening complications for her and her baby. A medical team will work with her to make a birth plan so her and her family will feel comfortable going to the hospital to give birth, allowing her to receive life-saving care.

Maria says, “I am happy with my family and my new pregnancy. I will do my part so that everything turns out well.”

35-year-old Maria has been a patient in a diabetes program for over two years now, and recently found out that she was pregnant. Since she i...

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Maria's Timeline

  • September 6, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Maria was submitted by Jessica Hawkins at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • September 22, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Maria received treatment at Hospital de Chimeltenango 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 7, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maria's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 4, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maria's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 13, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Maria's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Preeclampsia
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $281 for Maria's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$4
Supplies
$0
Travel
$16
Labs
$122
Other
$139

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