Success! Kevin from Guatemala raised $512 to treat his malnutrition.

Kevin
$512
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kevin's treatment was fully funded on October 19, 2016.
  • Kevin's story
  • Kevin's update
August 18, 2016

Photo of Kevin post-operation

January 12, 2017

Kevin received successful malnutrition treatment.

Kevin is growing taller, gaining weight, and getting stronger. His mother says that the nutrition classes she has been attending have been p...

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Kevin's Timeline

  • August 18, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kevin was submitted by Jessica Hawkins at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • August 18, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kevin received treatment at Clinic Panajachel 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.

  • September 11, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kevin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 19, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kevin's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 12, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kevin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 14 donors

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Theare is a 15-year-old student from Cambodia. He has two older brothers and they live with their grandmother and cousins in Battambang province. His parents are divorced and his mother works in a clothing factory in another province to support her children. In school, he is in grade five and enjoys classes about Khmer history. He would like to be a teacher when he is older. At home, he enjoys soccer, but cannot play due to his condition. Two years ago, he was riding with his brother on a motorbike and fell, suffering a severe injury to his left tibia or shin. His leg became red, swollen, and painful. His grandmother took him to a local hospital, where he had several different surgeries. Unfortunately, none of the surgeries repaired his leg and has since been diagnosed with a delayed union fracture or a fracture that will not heal without intervention. The local surgeons told his grandmother they could not do any more surgery to fix his leg as Theare needed a more complicated procedure that would entail internal fixation and bone grafting. His current condition hinders his mobility, forcing him to rely on crutches and endure constant pain, impeding his ability to keep up with school and indulge in his love for soccer. When Theare learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for six hours seeking treatment. On March 12th, surgeons at CSC will perform a joint arthrodesis procedure to fuse his left tibia and to correct the non-union. This will help him walk unaided and help relieve the pain. Now, Theare needs help to fund this $600 procedure. Theare said, "I hope to walk with no pain and continue my schooling."

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