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Success! Ramon from Guatemala raised $1,500 to fund diabetes treatment.

Ramon
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ramon's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Ramon post-operation

July 7, 2017

Ramon received diabetes treatment.

Since beginning treatment for diabetes, Ramon has been feeling great. Now that Ramon is taking medication to control his hypoglycemia, his blood sugar levels have normalized and he is feeling fewer secondary symptoms of diabetes. With continued treatment, we are confident that Ramon will continue to manage his illness and feel great.

Ramon says, “Thank you so much for this help I received. I am also grateful for the education that you provide, for I did not know that there were so many things I should not consume because of my illness.”

Since beginning treatment for diabetes, Ramon has been feeling great. Now that Ramon is taking medication to control his hypoglycemia, his b...

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February 13, 2017

Ramon is 55 years old and a father of four. He lives with his wife and children in a humble home in Guatemala. His favorite sport is soccer, and his favorite food is watermelon.

Ramon was diagnosed with diabetes eight years ago. He used to have government-sponsored health insurance working as a day laborer, but after Ramon retired three years ago, he lost his health benefits. Now, with uncontrolled diabetes, Ramon’s family cannot afford to pay for treatment.

Diabetes causes frequent urination, weight loss, hunger, fatigue, and blurred vision. If left untreated, it can also cause cardiovascular disease, nerve damage, kidney damage, eye damage, foot damage and amputation, and an early death.

Funding of $1,500 will give Ramon the support he needs to finally manage his diabetes. On February 13, he will begin to receive the medicines and education he needs to adequately manage his condition in the future. Once his glucose levels normalize, he will no longer be at risk of dangerous blood sugar highs, and his energy will improve. The treatment will give him energy to participate in family life.

“I want to be able to do all the things I used to, like playing soccer,” he says. “I want to be better so that I can work without worrying about health complications.”

Ramon is 55 years old and a father of four. He lives with his wife and children in a humble home in Guatemala. His favorite sport is soccer,...

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Ramon's Timeline

  • February 13, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 13, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ramon received treatment at Clinic Tecpán.

  • February 16, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ramon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 07, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ramon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ramon's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
Diabetes
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,536 for Ramon's treatment
Subsidies fund $36 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$482
Supplies
$18
Travel
$54
Labs
$118
Other
$864

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