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Success! Joshua from Guatemala raised $1,385 to treat and manage Noonan syndrome.

Joshua
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Fully funded
Joshua's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2015.

Photo of Joshua post-operation

February 8, 2016

Joshua received treatment for Noonan syndrome.

“Joshua has received a full work-up and our team has worked with his mother to help improve his diet and growth. He has been diagnosed with Noonan syndrome, and while he still has an undescended testicle, we are waiting to address it until he is a bit older,” says our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK).

“Currently our intervention with his mother has been effective, and Joshua is gaining weight and height,” WK continues. “He is a calm baby and overall happy and curious about others. His mother is now helping him to learn how to walk, and we think it is only a matter of time before Joshua will be active and running. We will continue to work with this family and monitor his health in the coming weeks and months, as well as provide any care/testing to him and his family as needed.”

“He is a lot bigger,” shares Joshua’s mother. “I carry him around, so I should know.”

"Joshua has received a full work-up and our team has worked with his mother to help improve his diet and growth. He has been diagnosed with ...

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November 11, 2015

Joshua is an eight-month-old baby boy who lives with his parents and older brother in Guatemala. His older brother loves playing with Joshua whenever he can.

Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK), tells us, “Joshua was born with Noonan syndrome, which is a congenital disorder that can lead to a plethora of physical and mental defects, including various heart murmurs, restrictive lung function, gastrointestinal issues and difficulty feeding, motor delays, learning disabilities, cryptorchidism, bleeding disorders, severe joint and skeletal pain, and neurological defects.”

“Joshua has obvious physical deformations and cryptorchidism (an undescended testicle), but overall, he is a happy, calm child,” WK continues. “He currently has issues eating and could benefit from supplementation, as well as from physical therapies to help his muscular development.”

Joshua’s father works as a grain trader to support the family, while his mother tends to the household. Joshua’s brother has a condition that required surgery by specialist, leaving very little money to pay for Joshua’s care.

For $1,385, Joshua can undergo a thorough diagnostic work-up, which, WK explains, will “identify other potentially dangerous conditions Joshua may have, and allow us to coordinate critical care before it is too late.” Funding also covers the cost of treatment, therapy, and a case manager to help Joshua’s family manage his appointments and monitor his progress.

“Therapy will help him to develop strength and be able to move more easily,” says WK. “This will increase his quality of life as he grows and ensure he can have the best future possible.”

“We just want what is best for our boys,” shares Joshua’s father.

Joshua is an eight-month-old baby boy who lives with his parents and older brother in Guatemala. His older brother loves playing with Joshua...

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Joshua's Timeline

  • November 11, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Joshua was submitted by Katia Cnop, Watsi Account Volunteer at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • November 16, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joshua 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.

  • December 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joshua's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 1, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joshua's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 8, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joshua's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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