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

Gustavo
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Gustavo's treatment was fully funded on July 2, 2017.

Photo of Gustavo post-operation

September 19, 2017

Gustavo underwent malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Gustavo has been gaining weight and growing taller. Gustavo’s mother says that before entering in the program Gustavo often fell ill with fever and diarrhea. Now, however, Gustavo is getting better—he is more active and loves to play with toy cars and run around. With continued treatment, we are confident that Gustavo will continue along this healthy trajectory.

Gustavo’s mother says, “Thank you all for this support and for worrying about the health and growth of my son. I wish to see him grow well so that when he is older he can be a teacher.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Gustavo has been gaining weight and growing taller. Gustavo’s mother says that before entering i...

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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 OCCURRED

    Gustavo received treatment at Clinic Miller.

  • June 14, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gustavo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 02, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gustavo's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 19, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gustavo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 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

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