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Joselin from Guatemala raised $1,485 so she can see clearly again.

Joselin
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Joselin's treatment was fully funded on September 26, 2015.

Photo of Joselin post-operation

October 4, 2015

Joselin received surgery to restore her vision.

“Joselin is extremely happy because now she can see,” shares our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). “She was losing eyesight in both of her eyes, but now since the surgery she is able to see. Both her and her mother were both very excited for the operation and are both so thankful for Watsi donor support.”

“Joselin still has two check ups with her doctors in the capital to make sure everything is healing well,” WK continues, “but she reports that she feels great and is so happy that she can now help her family but assisting around the house.”

When Joselin looked in the mirror after her procedure she told her doctor, “Oh my goodness, I have so many freckles!”

Her mother added, “Isn’t she beautiful!”

"Joselin is extremely happy because now she can see," shares our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq (WK). "She was losing eyesight in both of her ...

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September 2, 2015

Joselin is a 19-year-old Guatemalan woman, who needs treatment for cataracts. She is developmentally delayed, and started to lose her eyesight due to cataracts a few years ago. Without eyesight, her ability to work and socialize is compromised.

Joselin is from a large family with many young children. As she gets older, her family struggles to support her. “Although she is mentally challenged, she is an extremely capable individual, and could potentially work or contribute to the household in some way,” explains our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). “However, without eyesight life is made much more difficult, and her ability to work and assist her family is close to eliminated.”

“Even though she wants to learn, Joselin has never attended school,” continues WK. “Social stigma around her appearance and weakened ability to physically see others has limited her social interactions/community acceptance, and now she spends many days sitting at home.”

With $1485, Joselin will receive cataract surgery to remove the cloudy lens, which will be replaced by a clear lens implant. The cost also includes antibiotic drops as well as transportation costs. Cataract surgery is the most common surgery performed worldwide and only takes an hour. Just one day after surgery, Joselin’s vision will improve to 20/20.

Joselin is a 19-year-old Guatemalan woman, who needs treatment for cataracts. She is developmentally delayed, and started to lose her eyesig...

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Joselin's Timeline

  • September 2, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 3, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joselin 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

    Joselin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 26, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joselin's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 4, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Joselin. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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