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Juan from Guatemala raised $1,220 to treat acute malnutrition.

Juan
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  • $1,220 raised, $5 to go
$1,220
raised
$5
to go
Fully funded
Juan's treatment was fully funded on July 8, 2015.

Photo of Juan post-operation

September 14, 2015

Juan began treatment for acute malnutrition.

Juan is doing well and gaining weight after several weeks of intervention. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, reports, “His immune system is strengthening and he has not suffered from a fever, diarrhea, or a cough in several weeks. His appetite has increased and he is now drinking his necessary formula often.”

Juan’s mother says, “I am so thankful for the help you have provided and the attention he has received from the medical staff. My baby is now calm and happy.”

Juan is doing well and gaining weight after several weeks of intervention. Our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq, reports, "His immune system is ...

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July 1, 2015

Meet Juan, an adorable newborn baby and only child to two loving parents. Juan lives with his mother and father in his grandparents’ house, and Juan’s father works in a hotel.

According to our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK), “Juan is suffering from acute malnutrition due to lactation failure.” Acute malnutrition is indicated by height and weight measurements that are far below average for a patient’s age — putting Juan, in this case, at risk for long-term negative effects. “If intervention does not occur soon Juan will be in danger of permanent mental and physical damage or death,” WK says. “He will suffer from developmental delays, a devastated immune system, and stunted physical growth, all of which will affect him for the rest of his life.”

Juan’s father does not earn enough money to afford a monthly supply of formula for his son. “A week ago, his family pulled together some money to buy a can of milk formula,” says WK. “However, since formula is expensive, Juan’s mother has been diluting it to make it last longer.”

Fortunately, treating lactation failure and malnutrition is relatively easy and effective. WK explains, “The combination of milk formula supplementation, growth monitoring and intensive nutrition education will give Juan and his family the tools he needs not only to survive, but thrive.”

For $1,220, we can provide Juan with the full formula and care toolkit to have a healthy and normal childhood. WK explains, “Juan will have the chance to grow to his full mental and physical potential” and the provision of high levels of nutrition early on in his life will “secure his ability to concentrate and do well in school.”

“My dream for my baby is for him to study, go to school and become a doctor,” shares Juan’s mother.

Meet Juan, an adorable newborn baby and only child to two loving parents. Juan lives with his mother and father in his grandparents’ house, ...

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Juan's Timeline

  • July 1, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Juan was submitted by Katia Cnop, Watsi Account Volunteer at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • July 02, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Juan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 08, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Juan's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 01, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Juan received treatment. 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.

  • September 14, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Juan. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

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