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

Jesica
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Jesica's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Jesica post-operation

July 7, 2017

Jesica received successful malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Jesica has been gaining weight and growing taller. Now that she is in the nutrition program, Jesica has been eating an egg every day, and her diet overall is getting better thanks to her mother’s hard work. With continued treatment, we are confident that Jesica will continue to grow and thrive.

Jesica’s mother says, “My desire is to see my daughter grow well. I am grateful for all that we are receiving, and I hope that the organization can continue helping children in need.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Jesica has been gaining weight and growing taller. Now that she is in the nutrition program, Jes...

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April 11, 2017

Jesica lives with her parents and older brother in rural Guatemala. She is an active, agreeable baby who likes to play with her little bear.

Jesica is ten months old and has malnutrition, a dangerous condition that results from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients.

Jesica’s mother takes care of the home, and her father works as an agricultural laborer. They want the best for their daughter, but treatment for malnutrition remains out of their economic reach without outside help.

In the short term, malnutrition means Jesica has little energy to grow and that her immune system is weak. She has already been getting sick frequently with cough, vomiting, and diarrhea. If Jesica does not receive treatment, she will also face malnutrition’s long-term consequences, such as increased risk of chronic diseases, low IQ, and higher likelihood of dropping out of school.

While malnutrition can have devastating effects, it is also very treatable. Growth monitoring, micronutrients, and food supplementation will help Jesica recover. She will gain weight and grow taller, and her immune system will grow stronger with the increased caloric intake. Community health workers will teach her mother about creating a nutrient-rich diet with limited resources. Treatment will give Jesica’s family tools to maintain nutritious diets, and it will give Jesica a chance to grow healthily. Jesica is scheduled to begin treatment on April 17.

Jesica’s family cannot afford this treatment, so they asking for help to raise $492.

Jesica lives with her parents and older brother in rural Guatemala. She is an active, agreeable baby who likes to play with her little bear....

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Jesica's Timeline

  • April 11, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jesica was submitted by Cate Hendren, Complex Care Coordinator at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • April 25, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jesica received treatment at Clinic Tecpán. 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.

  • May 16, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jesica's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 07, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jesica's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jesica's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 2 donors

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Funded by 2 donors

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

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