Success! Miguel from Guatemala raised $1,107 to fund treatment for lactation failure.

Miguel
$1,107
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$0
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Fully funded
Miguel's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.
  • Miguel's story
  • Miguel's update
February 16, 2017

Photo of Miguel post-operation

May 16, 2017

Miguel received successful malnutrition treatment.

We are pleased to share that Miguel's treatment was successful! The baby boy is now receiving the necessary nutrients to help him grow an...

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Miguel's Timeline

  • February 16, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Miguel was submitted by Hannah Shryer, Complex Care Coordinator/Research Intern at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • February 20, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Miguel 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.

  • February 22, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Miguel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 16, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Miguel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Miguel's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 25 donors

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