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Success! Estela from Guatemala raised $552 to fund prescription glasses.

Estela
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$552
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$0
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Fully funded
Estela's treatment was fully funded on September 1, 2017.

Photo of Estela post-operation

July 10, 2017

Estela received prescription glasses.

Estela has received a pair of glasses fit with prescription lenses. Estela’s new glasses help correct her myopia, and now she sees the whole world in a different way. These glasses will help Estela with all of her daily tasks and work, and will make her life easier and happier.

Estela says, “I am very grateful to the institution for this help.”

Estela has received a pair of glasses fit with prescription lenses. Estela's new glasses help correct her myopia, and now she sees the whole...

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May 24, 2017

Meet Estelea, a 54-year-old from Guatemala’s rural highlands. She lives with her husband and their children and grandchildren. Estelea prepares and sells food at her local market to supplement her family’s income.

Estela has struggled with her vision for years but has never been able to visit an eye doctor to get her vision checked. However, a month ago, Estela got the opportunity to attend a free eye clinic to get her eyesight tested. Estela was subsequently diagnosed with myopia, or nearsightedness, a condition where she is unable to see faraway objects.

Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, has arranged for Estela to receive glasses fitted with prescription lenses. Estela will also undergo an eye ultrasound on May 25.

With $552, we can help Estela to see clearly again!

“This is such a great benefit for my family and me,” says Estela.

Meet Estelea, a 54-year-old from Guatemala's rural highlands. She lives with her husband and their children and grandchildren. Estelea prepa...

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Estela's Timeline

  • May 24, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 25, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Estela received treatment at Intituto Panamericano 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.

  • June 5, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Estela's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Estela's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 1, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Estela's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Strabismus Correction - Non-Surgical
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $552 for Estela's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$54
Medication
$115
Supplies
$131
Travel
$67
Labs
$91
Other
$94

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