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Luis from Guatemala raised $940 to get healthy.

Luis
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  • $940 raised, $0 to go
$940
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$0
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Fully funded
Luis's treatment was fully funded on September 25, 2013.

Photo of Luis post-operation

Luis received an Open Socket prosthetic to replace his missing left arm.

100% of your donation will be used to cover the cost of Luis’s medical care. You will receive an update after Luis receives treatment. This may take several weeks or even months, so please be patient.

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Our medical partner was excited to fit Luis with his prosthetic because younger patients typically adapt to the devices incredibly quickly, ...

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Luis is a seven-year-old boy who was born without a left arm. In Guatemala, where he lives, there are limited resources for children who need prosthetics, so he’s never had the opportunity to experience life with the use of both hands.

Fortunately, we can change that. The specialists at our Guatemalan medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, are ready to outfit Luis with an “Open Socket” arm, a new generation of prosthetic device that allows for a custom fit that can be adjusted as the patient grows.

Young children like Luis often have an advantage over adults when it comes to getting a new prosthetic because their neurological functions and habits are still forming. Our medical partner expects that Luis will adapt quickly to his new arm, and may even be capable of eating with a fork and writing as using the device becomes second nature. They predict that Luis’s story will be “the heartwarming case of the month.”

For $940, we can help give Luis more than a piece of equipment, but a brighter and more productive future!

Luis is a seven-year-old boy who was born without a left arm. In Guatemala, where he lives, there are limited resources for children who nee...

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Luis's Timeline

  • September 18, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Luis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 25, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Luis's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Luis's treatment update from Wuqu’ Kawoq.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.