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Success! Wendy from Guatemala raised $492 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Wendy
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Wendy's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Wendy post-operation

July 10, 2017

Wendy received successful malnutrition treatment.

Upon starting in the nutrition program, Wendy began to gain weight and grow taller. Recently, however, Wendy has fallen ill and she has not been growing as well as she was previously. Nonetheless, Wendy’s mother and our medical partner’s nutrition technicians continue to fight for Wendy’s health and growth, and Wendy’s mother mentions that she keeps trying to feed her daughter well so that she grows. With continued treatment, we are confident that Wendy will get better and grow well again.

Wendy’s mother says, “Thank you to the donors for all that you are doing for my daughter and for the different interventions that the institution has brought us.”

Upon starting in the nutrition program, Wendy began to gain weight and grow taller. Recently, however, Wendy has fallen ill and she has not ...

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April 17, 2017

“I am grateful that there are people who help us even though they do not know us,” shares Wendy’s mother.

20-month-old Wendy lives with her mother and father in Guatemala’s rural highlands. Previously, Wendy was a playful child. But recently, her energy levels have dropped due to her malnutrition. She has also become underweight and small for her age, putting her at risk of permanent stunting.

Malnutrition has weakened Wendy’s immune system, leaving her vulnerable to illnesses that further compromise her growth. She may also face malnutrition’s long-term consequences, such as a low IQ and a greater likelihood of dropping out of school.

While malnutrition can have devastating effects, it is not difficult to treat. Wendy’s parents, who work as a farmer and a clothes washer, do not have the resources to pay for their daughter’s medical costs. But we can help for $492.

Beginning on April 17, Wendy will be provided with growth monitoring, micronutrients, and food supplementation. In addition, community health workers will teach her mother about creating a nutrient-rich diet with limited resources. This combination of interventions will bring Wendy back up to a healthy weight and height—and make sure she stays there.

“I hope that my daughter can get better over time and recover her health,” Wendy’s mother says. Let’s make sure this goal becomes a reality.

“I am grateful that there are people who help us even though they do not know us,” shares Wendy’s mother. 20-month-old Wendy lives with ...

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Wendy's Timeline

  • April 17, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 27, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Wendy received treatment at Clinic Tecpán.

  • May 02, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Wendy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Wendy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Wendy's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Severe Stunting
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $492 for Wendy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$94
Medication
$77
Supplies
$55
Travel
$87
Other
$179

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