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Success! Catarina from Guatemala raised $105 to get healthy.

Catarina
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$105
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$0
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Catarina's treatment was fully funded on December 13, 2012.

Catarina is a 75-year-old woman from Guatemala who suffers from uterine prolapse, a condition in which the muscles that hold the uterus in place begin to fail. Catarina’s condition causes her constant abdominal pain, but because of her age surgery to remove the uterus is not an option.

Luckily, doctors at Wuku Kawoq have come up with a safe and effective alternative to surgery. They want to fit Catarina with a small device called a pessary that will keep the uterus from prolapsing and relieve her pain. This is a ridiculously inexpensive medical procedure that will dramatically improve Catarina’s quality of life.

Catarina is a widow with no source of income. A group of loving neighbors is doing their best to take care of her in her old age, but they cannot cover the cost of her medical care. Let’s chip in and help Catarina get the care she deserves.

Catarina is a 75-year-old woman from Guatemala who suffers from uterine prolapse, a condition in which the muscles that hold the uterus in p...

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Catarina's Timeline

  • December 12, 2012
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Catarina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 13, 2012
    FULLY FUNDED

    Catarina's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Catarina's treatment update from Wuqu’ Kawoq.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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Pedro

Pedro is a six-month-old baby boy who lives with his parents in Guatemala’s rural highlands. Pedro was born with a cleft lip, which, in his short life, has already brought him health difficulties. A cleft lip makes it difficult for Pedro to breastfeed, so he has not been receiving enough nutrition to grow healthily. If left untreated, Pedro’s cleft lip will cause him further complications, including continued difficulty feeding and swallowing, speech difficulties, and dental problems. It can also lead to chronic ear infections and hearing loss. Since Pedro was born, his parents have been extremely worried for their son, as they do not have the resources to pay for the necessary surgery to correct his condition. Pedro’s parents’ greatest hope is for their son to be healthy and undergo a successful surgery. With the aid of Watsi funding, Pedro will have the surgery he needs on October 6. He will stay with his mother in the hospital for up to 10 days afterwards to allow the lip to heal and to ensure he can feed properly. Treatment will also include three doctor consults before surgery and two after. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, requests $1,014 for Pedro's medical care. After the surgery, Pedro will be able to feed like a normal, healthy baby boy, and he will be able to develop normal speech capabilities. Pedro will have the opportunity to grow and develop healthily, for this surgery will eliminate any risk of ear infection, hearing loss, or dental issues related to cleft lip. Pedro’s mother says, “I am so happy to have this support, and we are so grateful because it is not only a great help for our son but it is a great help economically to our family.”

57% funded

57%funded
$580raised
$434to go

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