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Success! Dany from Guatemala raised $492 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Dany
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dany's treatment was fully funded on December 24, 2017.

Photo of Dany post-operation

August 29, 2017

Dany underwent malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Dany has been gaining weight and growing taller. Dany’s mother says that she has learned a great deal in the nutrition classes about how to better her son’s nutrition so that in the future he is healthy. With continued treatment, we are confident that Dany will continue to grow and thrive.

Dany’s mother says, “Thank you for this program and for worry about children who are sick. I am happy and grateful because my son is getting healthier.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Dany has been gaining weight and growing taller. Dany’s mother says that she has learned a great...

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June 8, 2017

Dany is a 14-month-old baby boy from the rural highlands of Guatemala. Dany’s mother takes care of household chores, and his father supports the family as a day laborer.

Dany is experiencing symptoms of malnutrition, a dangerous condition that results from consuming too few calories and nutrients. In the short term, this means that Dany has little energy to grow, and he also gets sick more often than other children. The long-term consequences of malnutrition include increased risk of chronic diseases and delayed development.

While malnutrition can have devastating effects, it is also very treatable. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $492 to fund treatment for Dany. On June 22, Dany will begin routine growth monitoring and nutrient supplementation. Local health workers will also teach Dany’s mother about nutrition. These interventions will ensure Dany grows up strong and healthy.

Dany’s mother says, “Thank you for entering me into the program, for it will be of great benefit, both with the supplements and with the nutrition classes, which will permit me to gain new knowledge and therefore feed my son better. In the future I hope that he can study and become a professional so that he can have a higher quality of life.”

Dany is a 14-month-old baby boy from the rural highlands of Guatemala. Dany's mother takes care of household chores, and his father supports...

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Dany's Timeline

  • June 8, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dany was submitted by Hannah Shryer, Complex Care Coordinator/Research Intern at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • June 22, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dany received treatment at Clinic Tecpán 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.

  • July 19, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dany's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 29, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dany's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 24, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dany's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Severe Stunting
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $492 for Dany's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$94
Medication
$77
Supplies
$55
Travel
$87
Other
$179

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