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Jose from Guatemala raised $1,385 to treat developmental delays and malnutrition.

Jose
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Fully funded
Jose's treatment was fully funded on August 30, 2015.

Photo of Jose post-operation

October 28, 2015

Jose received treatment for developmental delays and malnutrition.

“Jose’s health is improving,” reports our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq. “The medication we are giving him has helped control his convulsions and his mother reports that as a result he is functioning better. He is a little more active and engaging with his surroundings in a more profound way. We believe that with continued intervention his symptoms will continue to improve.”

“Thank you for everything,” says Jose’s mother. “He is finally acting like a normal kid!”

"Jose's health is improving," reports our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq. "The medication we are giving him has helped control his convulsions...

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August 7, 2015

“I love my son for being the smallest, most beautiful baby I have ever seen, but I wish he was not sick,” says the mother of Jose, a four-year-old boy who lives with his parents and eight older siblings in Guatemala.

“Ever since Jose was born premature, he has struggled,” shares our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). “At two months old he began having regular seizures, which led to large developmental delays. At four years old, Jose is still unable to talk and has problems walking.”

WK adds, “Jose is also malnourished, and his family does not have the resources to afford the appropriate nutritional support or medical treatment.”

$1,385 in funding pays for a thorough diagnostic work-up and treatment phase, followed by ongoing therapy. This includes imaging and blood work to identify conditions contributing to Jose’s delayed development, anti-seizure medication to help prevent future seizures, and therapy—physical, speech, and nutritional—to support Jose’s growth and development. Funding also covers the cost of a case manager to help Jose’s family coordinate his care and monitor his progress.

WK tells us, “This treatment will give Jose the support he needs to thrive. With time he will be able to operate more independently and even be able to work and contribute to his family’s economic well-being. With the help of Watsi support, we will be able to supply him with the right medical and educational support to recover his health and begin to grow normally.”

Let’s help fund treatment for Jose!

“I love my son for being the smallest, most beautiful baby I have ever seen, but I wish he was not sick,” says the mother of Jose, a four-ye...

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Jose's Timeline

  • August 7, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jose was submitted by Katia Cnop, Watsi Account Volunteer at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • August 14, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jose received treatment. 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.

  • August 22, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jose's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 30, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jose's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 28, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Jose. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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