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Success! Erica from Guatemala raised $535 to treat malnutrition and developmental delays.

Erica
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  • $535 raised, $0 to go
$535
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$0
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Fully funded
Erica's treatment was fully funded on September 24, 2015.

Photo of Erica post-operation

December 17, 2015

Erica received treatment for her malnutrition and developmental delays.

“Erica’s health has improved dramatically. She is smiling more and has more energy to play,” our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK), shares.

Not only is she more active and playful, but Erica has been making important progress for her long-term health. “Her immune system has strengthened and she has not been sick in weeks. Her height and her weight have both been consistently increasing, and following a positive growth trajectory.”

With more treatment and hands-on work with Erica and her family, WK expects “her health will continue to improve and she will continue to grow.”

“My dream is that my daughter will be able to study and be independent from her parents. This seems possible now, and I have you to thank for it,” Erica’s mother shares. “Thank you.”

"Erica's health has improved dramatically. She is smiling more and has more energy to play," our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq (WK), shares. ...

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September 8, 2015

“Erica is an 11-month-old little girl from a rural village in Guatemala,” introduces our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). The oldest of two children, Erica lives with her parents and three-month-old baby sister.

According to WK, “Erica is severely malnourished and is showing signs of developmental delay.” Among young patients, malnutrition often contributes to stunted mental and physical development. WK explains, “Erica still is not babbling, talking, or crawling. She cannot yet sit on her own, and she is far below the average weight and height for her age.”

WK tells us, “Erica’s mother works weaving blouses to sell while her father spends all day as a farm hand in the fields.” However, Erica’s young family does not have the finances to cover her medical expenses alone.

With $535, Erica will be enrolled in a three-month micronutrient support program. During this time, Erica will be closely monitored as nutrient-rich food supplements are gradually incorporated into her diet so her body can safely adjust to the differences. She will also receive deworming medication to protect her against harmful infections during treatment.

Erica’s mother will also have nutrition training to build her confidence in the dietary decisions she makes for her family.

“Erica will begin to recoup the height and weight she has lost, and over time her energy and ability to concentrate will improve,” WK adds. “Her immune system will strengthen and we anticipate she will have the ability to go far.”

Erica’s mother says, “I will do whatever it takes to give my daughter a brighter future than what I was offered.”

“Erica is an 11-month-old little girl from a rural village in Guatemala,” introduces our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). The oldest of tw...

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Erica's Timeline

  • September 8, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 15, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Erica 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.

  • September 24, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Erica's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 24, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Erica's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Erica's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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