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Success! Juana from Guatemala raised $1,500 to fund heart surgery.

Juana
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Juana's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Juana post-operation

December 7, 2017

Juana underwent heart surgery.

Juana underwent a successful heart surgery that has corrected her congenital atrioventricular septal defect. Now Juana is in recovery at the hospital, and she is calm and content. She will soon return home to her family, happy and healthy.

Juana’s mother says, “Thank you so much to everyone for your help with my daughter. Alone I could not have done anything for her. I am glad because, after everything we have been through, all went well.”

Juana underwent a successful heart surgery that has corrected her congenital atrioventricular septal defect. Now Juana is in recovery at the...

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November 29, 2017

Juana is an 11-year-old girl with Down Syndrome. She lives with her mother and seven siblings in Guatemala’s rural western highlands. She is the youngest in her family, and is doted on by her mother. Juana attends a special needs school, and loves her classes and teacher. She likes to learn songs and play with her classmates.

Juana desperately needs heart surgery. She was born with a defect in one of her heart’s walls, a common disorder in children with Down Syndrome. Congenital heart diseases like this, if left untreated, can progress to severe disability and death.

Fortunately, there is an operation that can remedy this defect and save Juana’s life. She has undergone years of exams, labs, and the insertion of a cardiac catheter in order to be able to undergo this procedure. However, her family cannot afford to pay for the operation. Her mother became a widow shortly after Juana’s birth and is already scrambling to make ends meet for her eight children.

We need to raise $1,500 to fund Juana’s heart surgery on November 29. In addition to the operation itself, this fundraising goal will also cover her lab tests, hospital stay, and food and lodgings for her mother to stay with Juana at the hospital.

“I wish for my daughter to be well so that she can be a girl with many opportunities,” shares Juana’s mother. Let’s help make that dream a reality.

Juana is an 11-year-old girl with Down Syndrome. She lives with her mother and seven siblings in Guatemala's rural western highlands. She is...

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Juana's Timeline

  • November 29, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 30, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Juana received treatment at UNICAR. 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.

  • December 05, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Juana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 07, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Juana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Juana's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
Congenital Heart - Teeth not OK
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,562 for Juana's treatment
Subsidies fund $62 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$534
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$0
Travel
$400
Labs
$131
Other
$446

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