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Gustavo is a baby boy from Guatemala who needs $492 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Gustavo
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  • $255 raised, $237 to go
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June 6, 2017

Gustavo is an active 17-month-old toddler from Guatemala. He loves playing with his toy cars and older sister. He can be rather serious around strangers, but is always smiling with people he knows.

Gustavo was recently diagnosed with malnutrition, a condition that occurs from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients. In the short term, malnutrition means Gustavo has little energy to grow, and that his immune system is weak, leaving him vulnerable to diseases that could further compromise his growth. If left untreated, he may also face the long-term consequences of malnutrition, such as increased risk of chronic illness and a lowered IQ.

Concerned for his well-being, his mother took Gustavo to our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, for treatment. Beginning June 12, Gustavo will receive micronutrients and food supplementation, as well as regular growth monitoring. Community health workers will also teach his mother how to create a nutrient rich diet using limited resources. The $492 requested will cover all expenses of his continued treatment, allowing him to gain weight, strengthen his immune system, and catch up with other children his age.

“I am very grateful for the help my son is going to receive,” says Gustavo’s mother.

Gustavo is an active 17-month-old toddler from Guatemala. He loves playing with his toy cars and older sister. He can be rather serious arou...

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Gustavo's Timeline

  • June 6, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Gustavo was submitted by Hannah Shryer, Complex Care Coordinator/Research Intern at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • June 12, 2017
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Gustavo was scheduled to receive treatment at Clinic Miller.

  • June 14, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gustavo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Gustavo is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Gustavo's treatment update from Wuqu’ Kawoq.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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