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Maria from Guatemala raised $535 to receive nutritional therapy and overcome malnutrition.

Maria
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  • $535 raised, $0 to go
$535
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Maria's treatment was fully funded on January 13, 2015.

Photo of Maria post-operation

March 17, 2015

Maria received treatment to address acute malnutrition.

“She’s doing well!” Maria’s doctor tells us. “Since starting treatment her height and weight have both picked up. She’s also begun developing again, both in terms of her motor and her language skills. Her mom notes a big difference in her appetite and energy level as well. Taken all together, these are great signs that Maria is recuperating and we hope that she will go on to reach her full cognitive potential!”

“She’s starting to act like my other children did,” Maria’s mother says.

"She's doing well!" Maria's doctor tells us. "Since starting treatment her height and weight have both picked up. She's also begun developin...

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December 28, 2014

Say hello to Maria, a one-year old girl! She is the youngest of four children and lives with her parents and siblings in Guatemala. Maria’s father is a day laborer and earns enough to put some food on the table but with Maria’s severe illness, they are struggling financially.

As a result of malnutrition, Maria is very small and developmentally, she is 6-8 months behind. She had severe pneumonia several months ago and since then, has never really recovered.

“I am very worried about Maria, especially because she is growing so much more slowly than my other children. She does not sit or talk,” says Maria’s mother.

For $535, doctors can treat Maria for acute malnutrition. “We hope that with aggressive nutritional intervention, Maria will have improved appetite and energy, improved motor and language development, and improved overall growth,” explain our medical partners, Wuqu’ Kawoq.

Let’s get Maria the help she needs to live a healthy life!

Say hello to Maria, a one-year old girl! She is the youngest of four children and lives with her parents and siblings in Guatemala. Maria’s ...

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Maria's Timeline

  • December 28, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Maria was submitted by Peter Rohloff at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • December 29, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Maria 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.

  • January 05, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maria's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 13, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maria's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Maria. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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