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Success! Victor from Guatemala raised $1,166 to fund a prosthetic leg.

Victor
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  • $1,166 raised, $0 to go
$1,166
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Victor's treatment was fully funded on November 28, 2017.

Photo of Victor post-operation

July 24, 2017

Victor received a prosthetic leg.

Victor has received a prosthetic leg, which was built with a mold made just for him. Now that he has two legs again, Victor can do a multitude of things that he couldn’t before. This leg is life-changing for Victor, and will help him in every aspect of his life.

Victor says, “I am very happy for this support that you are giving me, for it is of great help to my mother. I will study and I will do well because I want to be somebody and then I can repay my mom for everything she does for me.”

Victor has received a prosthetic leg, which was built with a mold made just for him. Now that he has two legs again, Victor can do a multitu...

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June 8, 2017

Victor is a fourteen-year-old boy who lives with his mother and two sisters in Guatemala’s rural highlands. Although Victor has had many health problems, he studies persistently because he wants to become a doctor one day.

Two years ago, Victor contracted gangrene, and the doctors had to amputate his leg. As a result of the amputation, Victor has difficulty with his mobility and struggles every day with walking around his house and getting to school.

Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $1,166 to fund Victor’s prosthetic, which he is scheduled to receive on June 9. This will cover the cost of the prosthetic, along with the expenses of fitting and molding sessions.

Victor says, “When I grow up I wish to study a lot and become a doctor. Since I was a kid I have always gotten very sick and I was always in the hospital. I met lots of great doctors and because of that I wish to be a doctor so that I can help people and then I can also take care of my Mom like she does for us.”

Receiving this prosthetic will help Victor move feely like he used to so that he can continue to study and eventually achieve his dreams.

Victor is a fourteen-year-old boy who lives with his mother and two sisters in Guatemala's rural highlands. Although Victor has had many hea...

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Victor's Timeline

  • June 8, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 20, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Victor's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 26, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Victor received treatment at ROMP - Hospital Regional de Zacapa 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.

  • July 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Victor's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 28, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Victor's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Prosthetic - Molded
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,166 for Victor's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$0
Supplies
$777
Travel
$267
Other
$122

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Nyo

Nyo is a 58-year-old woman. She and her husband are agricultural day laborers, but Nyo had to stop working two years ago due to poor vision. Since COVID-19 led to lockdowns in April 2020, her husband only receives work from his employer when there is a worker shortage so their income has been very limited. Nyo shared that she likes to meditate with prayer beads and listen to the news about her homeland Myanmar and music on the radio. Nyo is experiencing a cataract in her right eye. She can only see shadows, and the vision in her right eye is worsening. As a result, she cannot do household chores, and her husband has to help her to eat and guide her to the bathroom. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), is helping Nyo receive treatment. On January 4th, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Nyo’s natural lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to fund Nyo’s procedure. Nyo shared, “If I can’t work or I can’t see, I will have to beg to eat because my husband cannot work. My husband and I were so happy to learn that an organization will help pay for the cost of my treatment. We are thankful to the donors and BCMF.” Nyo added, “When I have money, I want to open a small dry foods shop in my house. This way, when my husband and I are no longer able to continue to work as day laborers because of our age, we can chose a way to earn extra money while staying at home.”

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$1,212raised
$288to go

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